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Care and carers

Paying for care: don’t panic – plan!

Care and carers, News & Views

Paying for care is a challenge many families will face and failure to look ahead could have far reaching consequences if you rearrange your estate for income and capital growth purposes.

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Honest conversations: preparing for long term care

News & Views, Care and carers

There comes a time for us all when we need care. Peter McGahan takes a look at the importance of talking openly about and preparing for...

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Social care planning: what you should know

News & Views, Care and carers

Understand your exposure to the cost of social care writes Sharon Bonfield ...

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Caregiving: How to protect your mood

Care and carers

Low mood can be short-term but over a longer period can manifest as depression, anxiety and insomnia all of which reduce your ability to deliver care for your loved one. Rob Hobson, head of nutrition at Healthspan, offers tips on how proactively manage your mood.

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Caring: Mealtime timesavers

Care and carers

After a demanding day caring for others finding time to cook and eat - healthily - is a challenge for many carers. Rob Hobson has some tips...

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Mealtimes and family balanced with caring

Care and carers

If you are managing a family and caring for someone then try and organise your time so that you can sit down and eat as a family, writes...

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Balanced diet is key to ability to give care

Care and carers

Focusing only on your role as a carer is great for the person you care for but can have a detrimental effect on your long-term health and wellness. Rob Hobson tells how you can make the most of mealtimes.

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Being a carer: Look after yourself

Care and carers

Being a carer to a loved one can be isolating and exhausting. Here, Mary Jordan offers tips to reduce the stress and help you share the...

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Choosing the right care home for a loved one

Care and carers

Choosing a care home is huge step and you need to be sure your parent or partner will be comfortable, happy and well looked after. This...

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The responsibility for caring

Care and carers

Rob Hobson, Healthspan Head of Nutrition over Carer’s Week will be working with 50 Connect providing practical dietary advice for carer’s to help support their nutritional needs, so that they can stay well and look after themselves and continue to deal with the responsibility of caring.

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Self help care tips for carers

Care and carers

Many carers neglect to give themselves the same level of care and time they give to others. Rob Hobson shares some ideas to keep you...

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When a family member with dementia goes into care

Care and carers

It can be a daunting and emotional time for families coming to the decision to move a relative with dementia into care. Rebecca Harbron...

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Thinking about paying for your own care?

Care and carers

Lucy Harmer, Director of Services at Independent Age, offers advice on what to think about if you need to pay for your own care.

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Care fee planning – how to protect yourself and your family

Care and carers

Michele Todd, partner at hlw Keeble Hawson, offers guidance on how to limit the cost of care fees ...

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Dementia for carers

Care and carers

Mary Jordan, our dementia expert, cautions carers against imposing what they think is best for the person they care for....

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