World’s leading expert on palliative care describes how people not contributing to society in Canada are caught in the crosshairs of a predatory euthanasia programme.
Category: Caring for older people
Is it right that children lose their inheritance when a parent’s house has to be sold to pay for care?
Funding for social care is a vexed topic, especially when an older person’s home has to be sold to be for their care. Kirsty Allsopp, TV presenter, questions whether it is right for working families to expect the State to pay for their parents’ care so they can inherit the value of their homes when they pass on.
£126m has been promised by the government for dementia research, and a new task force to help speed the process. But is it throwing money down a black hole? The current research, focused on amyloid B, has produced no results for over 20 years.
For some weeks at the height of the Covid pandemic the elderly were denied hospital treatment, according to an investigation by the Sunday Times. The NHS has issued a rebuttal.
Former head of the nuclear deterrent aiming for £5bn lawsuit to force NHS to meet lawful obligation to fund continuing health care.
If a physical condition is the reason you need care, whether in your own home or in a care home, the NHS has a fund to pay for it. It’s called Continuing Healthcare. But they have refused, in tens of thousands of cases. Now the former head of the UK’s Nuclear Deterrent Programme aims to launch a $5bn lawsuit to make them pay, and refund those they refused.
Covid-19 tells us that we need to break the conspiracy of silence about dying and death. If we believe that ‘death has lost its sting’ why are we silent?
In the corona-virus isolation and fear, a bedrock of human kindness is rising to the occasion
Government minister completely out of touch with reality when he says it’s not the government’s job to look after people’s parents in care homes.
A word we hear often today is that someone is ‘broken’. They’ve experienced a catastrophe, perhaps a betrayal, a bereavement, or something else that has left them heartbroken, feeling shattered and worthless.
good end of life care allows the person to flower, even though the stem of their life has been cut