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    Hi. Does your mum claim attendance allowance? I...

    Hi. Does your mum claim attendance allowance? I told my mum she had to spend her attendance allowance on home care as that is what it is for. I just set up home care visits even thought mum didn't...
  2. Hi, on the bright side the age uk volunteer helps...

    Hi, on the bright side the age uk volunteer helps you twice a week. As far as i understand there is a long waiting list for help from volunteers.
    It's one thing a person being paid for helping to...
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    Hi, we have had similar problems. We use the...

    Hi, we have had similar problems.
    We use the child proof socket covers as suggested above and cover any stand by lights with black insulation tape so that the appliance looks like it's off.
    A...
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    Hi, I don't have a solution sorry. I do have the...

    Hi, I don't have a solution sorry. I do have the exact same problem with my mum. She did agree to having a shower after getting very stuck in the bath. But of course this was soon forgoten and it...
  5. My mum has a private care agency paid for by the...

    My mum has a private care agency paid for by the LA.
    The main problem is that all carers are just not paid enough, no travel time zero hour contract etc. So one the whole what can you expect if...
  6. Thread: Kettle

    by carpe diem
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    Hi, I saw one in Aldi or it might have been Lidel...

    Hi, I saw one in Aldi or it might have been Lidel about 20 a couple of weeks ago. The type you just sit your cup on, press the button and the hot water comes out. If the store name gets removed it...
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    Hi in my opinion for some people the Alz soc can...

    Hi in my opinion for some people the Alz soc can offer help mainly to go to social gatherings like sing for brain. They can also give good advice about getting attendance allowance, poa and other...
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    Hi, you could also ask Age UK about a befriender...

    Hi, you could also ask Age UK about a befriender who will go have a chat.
    If you are self funding and have POA you could pay an agency to go round for social calls. My mum has outings with an agency...
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    Hi, i also use direct payments for my mum's care....

    Hi, i also use direct payments for my mum's care. I just pay an agency every 4 weeks from a bank account soley used for this, the local authority pay the money in, I pay it to the agency when they...
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    Hi, I had a problem once with very dry lips and...

    Hi, I had a problem once with very dry lips and used some cream which came in a tube i think it was called Blistease but i cant find it on google, ask the chemist.
    I also had thrush in my mouth once...
  11. Thread: Cross

    by carpe diem
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    Condescending, supercilios and patronizing.

    Hi, their comments are ignorant and seem unbelievable to most of us here on TP.
    At least the world is changing and on the whole people are becoming more understanding that it is not clever to expect...
  12. Hi, as I understand SS will provide help with...

    Hi, as I understand SS will provide help with cleaning, dressing, washing, shopping, food and other life essentials. If you are providing these things then you're a lovely daughter and the local...
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    Hi, I volunteer at memory cafes playing bowling...

    Hi, I volunteer at memory cafes playing bowling with people. Quite a few of them give me hugs and kisses. I felt a bit strange at first but now I'm used to it. I'm sure full time carers come accross...
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    Hi, as I understand it life insurance policies...

    Hi, as I understand it life insurance policies should be disregarded from all finacial assesments. My mum has several life assured bonds and they are disregarded by both the local authority and the...
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    40455 This is my mum on the right, she was a...

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    This is my mum on the right, she was a midwife and nurse.
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    Hi Lottie Have you spoken to your local...

    Hi Lottie
    Have you spoken to your local Alzhiemers society. You might want to phone them and ask about memory cafes and other clubs they run near you.
    The memory cafes are a good place to meet...
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    Hi. I've been there too refusal, denial and SS...

    Hi. I've been there too refusal, denial and SS closing cases.
    There is light though.
    Phone mum GP and ask them to refer to SS.
    Ask SS not to close the case just on yr mums say so. Say she doesn't...
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    Hi, I believe anyone can make a referal to social...

    Hi, I believe anyone can make a referal to social services, they may then send out a letter telling your mil that you think she doesn't wash often enough and ask if she needs help. This is what...
  19. Thread: POA worries

    by carpe diem
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    Hi I don't think you need to worry at all unless...

    Hi I don't think you need to worry at all unless you think some one is going to make a complaint about you? A family member or friend?
    I would keep some form of records for large or unusal...
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    Hi is there not a seperate control on the boiler...

    Hi is there not a seperate control on the boiler so you can turn it down to summer settings and the radiators will not get really hot even if the room thermostat is on high, most new boilers have...
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    Hi the person who is going to take your well...

    Hi the person who is going to take your well earned cash is the solicitor and if your mum needs care there is no getting out of paying if she has money. Does your mum understand what it means to give...
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    Hi, it depends what you want it to do, there are...

    Hi, it depends what you want it to do, there are many different types. We have a sencit monitor which sends me a text when the front door is opened or if there is no movement around the house for...
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    She doesn't sound like a great friend if she...

    She doesn't sound like a great friend if she ignores your husband.
    But imo the charity sticker has probably got some substance and there are not many charities who are whiter than white. Its just...
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    Hi I just saw another thread about an article in...

    Hi I just saw another thread about an article in the telegraph of someone who got there care home fees reduced through an agent called "valuing care" who charge a fee for their services, I did google...
  25. Hi, I think you should get some professional...

    Hi, I think you should get some professional legal advice.
    Part of me thinks you should rent it out as someone has to pay for your step mums care and you would not be moving into the bungalow is she...
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