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    Pleased to hear it's coming on Monday. How are...

    Pleased to hear it's coming on Monday. How are you supposed to take the amount he has left over after the care home's been paid, if they have stopped your husband's pension? Has it gone straight to...
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    I'm a bit frightened of accepting Windows 10 too,...

    I'm a bit frightened of accepting Windows 10 too, like Lilac Blossom. I've still got Windows 7 and I know it's really different, the next one after that. My friend has 8 and I've tried to help her...
  3. Thread: Carer's Credit

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    I just checked Sue and you have to look after...

    I just checked Sue and you have to look after someone for at least 20 hours per week - which maybe you do? But you don't need to worry about it as you get NI credits paid with any benefits you get...
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    Chuggs, you should apply for this from your...

    Chuggs, you should apply for this from your gas/electricity company. I only recently found out about it.

    https://www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme/what-youll-get
  5. Looking on the bright side, the length of time...

    Looking on the bright side, the length of time taken means they are weighing the case seriously and taking all the evidence into consideration. You know the facts of the case but they are seeing it...
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    Hi Beate, I don't think you could be called a...

    Hi Beate, I don't think you could be called a snob if you like Kylie!!!
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    Hi Lindy, Napisan has got bleaching agents in...

    Hi Lindy,

    Napisan has got bleaching agents in it but I use it because it's germicidal and gives a hygienic wash. If it's safe for baby's clothes, I figure it must be all right for my Mum.

    It...
  8. Thread: Do we have to pay

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    Hello exhausted, There is a lot of advice on...

    Hello exhausted,

    There is a lot of advice on this already in the Legal section. If you put "POA" or "power of attorney" into the search engine on this site, you will come up with a lot of...
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    Mum is bedbound so has to have the adult...

    Mum is bedbound so has to have the adult "nappies" - ones they call slips. The carers roll her from one side to the other to put them on and stick the tapes at the sides. I have done it myself but...
  10. Thread: Completey lost

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    Can you see the ward manager or sister in charge...

    Can you see the ward manager or sister in charge and make an appointment to see her doctor yourself? There must be something they can do to calm her if she is in such distress. Preferably she...
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    Thanks - I'll add them to Mum's shopping list.

    Thanks - I'll add them to Mum's shopping list.
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    Lady A, are the washable bed pads called Kylie...

    Lady A, are the washable bed pads called Kylie sheets? Are they heavy and do they have a plasticky feel or make the person sweaty? I was told not to get them as Mum has an air flow mattress and...
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    If your mother has continual UTIs, the doctor...

    If your mother has continual UTIs, the doctor might prescribe a low dose antibiotic to be taken continuously as he did for my mother.

    I would say that what your mother is experiencing, is not a...
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    Stanley, there is now a new Tena ultima which I...

    Stanley, there is now a new Tena ultima which I think is slightly more absorbent than the maxi, but even that doesn't guarantee there won't be a leakage in the night. I am also going to try the...
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    [QUOTE=Sue J;1141556]Reading your post Stanley...

    [QUOTE=Sue J;1141556]Reading your post Stanley made me think of my friend who constantly complains of a dry mouth, I equally constantly have to remind her to use a spray I got some time ago to help...
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    One other idea - I bought a bolster pillow from...

    One other idea - I bought a bolster pillow from House of Bath. Only trouble is, Mum is incontinent, and I had to throw it away! (You can get pillow cases for them but not pillow protectors which...
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    Hi, Stanley. My Mum has a hospital bed and...

    Hi, Stanley. My Mum has a hospital bed and airflow mattress, both provided by the local equipment service through our council. Not the same problem as my Mum is immobile but she still needs turning...
  18. Thread: Do we have to pay

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    If you can't get CHC but still have a nursing...

    If you can't get CHC but still have a nursing need and are in a care home, you may be able to get NHS Funded nursing care:-

    http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/what-is-nhs-funded-nursing-care.aspx

    I...
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    Yes, Sue, I agree. Apparently if you have had...

    Yes, Sue, I agree. Apparently if you have had mental illness - depression, etc. - you are more likely to go on and develop dementia. A worry in my case!
  20. Thread: Atos appt

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    This is what it says on the Government website:-...

    This is what it says on the Government website:-

    New claims

    You can only make a new claim for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) if you’re claiming for a child under 16 - this is known as DLA...
  21. Thread: Atos appt

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    Sue/Sarah, I think all new claimants have to...

    Sue/Sarah, I think all new claimants have to apply for PIP (Personal Independence Payment) as DLA is being phased out. I hope the process is not too arduous - perhaps others can advise.
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    From what I have read in the following:-

    http://www.ageuk.org.uk/Documents/EN-GB/Factsheets/FS78_Safeguarding_older_people_from_abuse_fcs.pdf?epslanguage=en-GB?dtrk=true

    the local authority...
  23. Thank you for explaining further. So when the...

    Thank you for explaining further. So when the doctor your sister took your mother to see had to fill in how long he'd known your mother he probably couldn't state a long period? Also, did he give a...
  24. My thought is that you really need a solicitor on...

    My thought is that you really need a solicitor on your side. It could be that, if the court decides in your favour, any costs will be assessed to be paid from your mother's estate. I too had to...
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    Very pleased to hear of the turnaround. Thank...

    Very pleased to hear of the turnaround. Thank you for coming online to post an update amidst it all. It is so strange that one minute you are in despair and things seem hopeless, the next things...
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