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Arranging for Cover as a Carer
Arranging for Cover as a Carer
All carers need time away from their responsibilities. Arranging for cover means that a carer must understand the importance of taking a break both for themselves and…...
Dealing with the NHS and Social Services
Dealing with the NHS and Social Services
The article explains that most NHS and Social Services professionals do their best in difficult circumstances. It advises ways to ensure that dealings with the…...
Equipment for the Home
Equipment for the Home
An introduction to the wide variety of equipment available to help disabled and infirm people live independently in their own home. The article gives contact…...
Home Adaptations for the Disabled
Home Adaptations for the Disabled
The article describes a variety of adaptations that may be made to a home to help a disabled person live more independently. It gives details about having a home…...
Keeping Records About Care Requirements
Keeping Records About Care Requirements
The article describes the three record books that should be kept by a carer to record the care needs for a loved one....
Keeping Up With Dietary Requirements
Keeping Up With Dietary Requirements
Keeping up with a loved one's dietary requirements can be difficult for carers who must cope with frequent changes. Keeping good records and creating personal cookery…...
Lasting Power of Attorney
Lasting Power of Attorney
The article describes the reasons for drawing up a Lasting Power of Attorney, its scope and what happens if someone becomes seriously ill without one in place. It also…...
Looking After Yourself as a Carer
Looking After Yourself as a Carer
An article explaining why it is important that a carer looks after their own health and welfare for the benefit of everyone....
Transport Options
Transport Options
An article describing the transport options available to people with limited mobility. It explains how different mobility aids can be obtained and what concessions are…...
Written Instructions of Your Loved One's Routine
Written Instructions of Your Loved One's Routine
An article describing the conditions where a list of instructions of their loved one's daily routine can be useful for a carer and health professionals....
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