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Interesting Food Schemes

If one had a group of people with ageing parents, It would be feasible to do some sort of larger scale, healthy batch cooking scheme, possibly employing a professional cook West Notts Food Bank:  https://westnottingham.foodbank.org.uk/ Bags of Taste: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/stories-42440428/teaching-the-uk-to-cook-for-1-a-portion http://www.bagsoftaste.org/ … Continue reading

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Retirement Villages / Complexes

There are now a variety of innovative housing options, which go beyond the normal care homes and warden assisted flats eg: Larger ‘resort-like’ Apartment complexes with shared facilities / wardens (Fees and exit fees can be an issue) Co-Living options … Continue reading

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Care Costs

This is something we know very little about, but is a big area of concern, given the current state of social care funding. We are hoping to get some experts to come and advise us Links: How the care system … Continue reading

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The ‘Surprise View’ Walk

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Scams to look out for

Unfortunately, there are a lot of frauds and scams attempted on the elderly. See:  https://bramcotetoday.org.uk/scam-warnings/ –

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Tramper Off-Road Mobility Scooter Hire at Park Visitor Centres

One of the best uses of a mobility scooter is to be able to go for walks / outings with the family in parks and leisure areas. Excellent Scheme – you join for an annual fee of £21, then you … Continue reading

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Looking after your own Mental Health

Mindfulness is highly recommended — Womens Hour on ‘The Sandwich Generation’ A recent report explores the growing pressures on working women who are caring for elderly parents as well as children or grandchildren. The report by IPPR titled “The Sandwich … Continue reading

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Knowledge we would like to share

Recommended Books Experience of local Nursing Homes  

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Mobility Scooters – you can now buy a used one for £200

There are lots of used mobility scooters on ebay for a fraction of the new cost. See my article:  https://myageingparent.com/care/care-options/buy-used-mobility-scooter/ If you are likely to take the scooter by car, to places away from home, make sure you get one … Continue reading

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Useful Gadgets & Equipment

LivingmadeEasy.org – a directory of items to help with independent living: http://www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk/ Gas Detector- available on Amazon – starts bleeping if it smells gas – put it next to the cooker:           -LED Bulbs – are … Continue reading

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