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  • Tuesday 24 February 2015

    The pros and cons of getting a lodger

    There are many reasons people decide to have a lodger live with them. Some are looking to boost their income, others want the company and some extra help around the home. Here are some things you need to consider before you rent a room out to a lodger... Read On
  • Monday 23 February 2015

    The pros and cons of live-in carers

    Live-in carers are just one of the care options available when you need a little help with everyday tasks. We look at the pros and cons of employing someone to provide support while allowing you to live independently in your own home. Read On
  • Thursday 19 February 2015

    Will I benefit from the cap on care costs?

    The Care Act will come into force this April, with the care cost cap following a year later. What will the changes to how care is funded mean for you and will the cap really mean you only pay the first £72,000 towards the cost of your care? Read On
  • Wednesday 8 October 2014

    The sandwich generation: a daughter juggles her caring responsibilities

    Grandmothers and mothers who juggle looking after younger children while also caring for an older loved one (who may still live at home or be in residential care) are often referred to as the 'sandwich generation'. Here is Catherine's personal story... Read On
  • Friday 5 September 2014

    How to choose the best doctor for an elderly relative

    Ever felt that your doctor's communication skills could do with a boost, when dealing with the specific needs of your loved ones?
    Read On
  • Thursday 28 August 2014

    Great gizmos to make life easier

    Here's a selection of some of the latest amazing gizmos we've tracked down to make everyday life easier for your parent or other loved ones.
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  • Wednesday 30 July 2014

    What you need to know about care home fees

    Money expert Paul Lewis reveals all you need to consider when it comes to paying care home fees. Read On
  • Tuesday 29 July 2014

    Useful links for carers

    You are not alone. The UK is fortunate in having a fantastic network of charities all ready and waiting to give you a helping hand. Discover some of what's available below. Read On
  • Tuesday 29 July 2014

    Positive steps to help your relative cope better at home

    As the years go by, it may get harder for older people to deal with day-to-day living at home, but a few small changes can make all the difference.
    Read On
  • Monday 28 July 2014

    Eight tips to help recovery after an illness or operation

    Time and patience are the keys to recovery after an illness or operation. Here are eight tips for making the best possible recovery: Read On

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