Attending a hospital or other appointment with an elderly person can be like something out of a comedy show…Only it’s not funny.
It may be tempting but, without wishing to be indelicate, Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are no laughing matter.
Forget Tiger Mother – we have Tiger Daughter as Sarah Whitebloom reports on her latest battles to secure help for her elderly parents.
Who Cares has been launched by the Financial section of the Mail on Sunday to offer advice, help and support to the millions of people in Britain today who are affected by the chronic difficulties of old age, whether they are elderly themselves or helping to care for older relatives and friends.
Who Cares? has been proved right twice in three days. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not bragging. I mention it only because, according to my mother and my children, I am never right.
The fast-growing sector providing help in the home for Britain’s growing population of elderly citizens will come under the spotlight of the care watchdog this week when it issues a hard-hitting report into standards in the industry.
Talk to the vast majority of elderly people, who rely on home care agencies, and their biggest upsets will be over the ‘little things’: what time the carer turns up; who turns up; how long they will stay; whether they will chat.
The fast growing sector providing care in the home for Britain’s growing population of elderly citizens will this week come under the spotlight of the care watchdog as it issues a hard-hitting report into standards in the industry.