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Should You Consider A Private GP Home Visiting Service?

By the Linbury Doctors   With the everyday constraints of life and particularly those of recent months, it is not always easy to take the much-needed time out to look after your health, especially when it comes to booking an appointment with a doctor. Advances in technology such as virtual doctor consultations have understandably become the first step at many practices when evaluating healthcare issues, but they are not always an ideal solution. A personal visit can be unbeatable, particularly for the elderly or for those requiring regular care. For those looking for something a little more bespoke, we at 
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Thinking About Making A Lasting Power Of Attorney?

By Molly Wills, Solicitor at Hunters Law Why make a LastingPower of Attorney? Most people are aware of the importance of making a Will to provide what should happen to your estate in the event of your death.  It is also possible to make provision for the management of your affairs in the event of your becoming incapable of managing them yourself during your lifetime.  This can be done by making a document called a Lasting Power of Attorney or ‘LPA’.   As the risk of mental incapacity increases (e.g. with old age or illness), so the importance of having an 
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Plans to ‘overhaul’ the social sector – but don’t forget the carers

By Fred Lloyd George It is good news that social care is at the forefront of political agendas. Regardless of the details surrounding the reform announced by Boris Johnson last week, and the means to pay for it, the drive to ‘solve’ systemic issues with the way care is provided in the community and it’s interlinking with health and the NHS has opened up conversation and highlighted the dedication of hardworking carers.   It is interesting that the social care sector, as well as welcoming the investment and potential reforms, have shown concern over how carers will be treated and 
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Planning Your Family’s Care

We hope many of you are enjoying the latest season of the excellent BBC comedy Motherland. For us there was one scene that stood out – the moment that Julia realises she will need to provide full time care for her mother. The horror; the shock; the screaming into a towel; this may be over-dramatised, but it is certainly representative of a position that many in the ‘sandwich generation’ find themselves in. We have a lot of very difficult conversations with senior members of our family, whether it is inheritance, funeral arrangements or financing retirement. However it seems that care 
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Ten Considerations When Planning Care

I am deeply fortunate that in my role as a Private GP I have the opportunity to build longstanding relationships with my patients and their families. This becomes even more relevant during times of illness and has given me the opportunity to understand the dynamics at play when planning care. It is no secret that being able to afford private care allows one to access a level of individualised care that the state is unlikely to be able to match. That said, having worked both as a GP within the NHS and now privately, I have witnessed varying standards of 
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Technology For Independent Living

At ElWell we offer people the information, options and support they’re looking for as their parents get older. Having both seen first-hand just how difficult it is to know what to do, or where to turn when caring for an ageing relative, we want to use our experience and expertise to make life easier for families going through just that. Head to our website for everything from physiotherapist-approved exercises to healthcare tips and innovative product reviews, including why we rate Amazon Echo for our parents. ‘We were inspired by our personal and professional caregiving experience to start ElWell. Our online hub 
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