Loneliness, isolation and losing your independence

Loneliness, isolation and losing your independence Working hard and socialising is something we all try to balance and when we get it right, we don’t have a care in the world. We live for the moment and though we may try and make provisions for difficult times, we can never be certain of what [...]

2021-10-28T14:14:10+01:00October 28th, 2021|Blog, Organising|Comments Off on Loneliness, isolation and losing your independence

Managing the home both during and after a divorce

Managing the home both during and after a divorce Moving and divorce are both listed amongst the most stressful things we will experience in our lives, but it does not have to be! Holding on to feelings of hurt, anger, resentment, retribution is damaging for everyone around us, especially when children are involved. There [...]

2021-10-29T11:31:36+01:00October 27th, 2021|Blog, Organising|Comments Off on Managing the home both during and after a divorce

Decluttering and home adaptations to aid discharge from hospital

Getting the home ready to see your loved ones settled again when back from hospital can be a busy time for carers and is so beneficial to those we are looking after. Why Declutter? Decluttering and organising the home at a time of illness or lack of mobility not only reduces any risks of [...]

2021-09-27T14:57:25+01:00September 27th, 2021|Case Studies, Moving, Organising|Comments Off on Decluttering and home adaptations to aid discharge from hospital

Declutter as neglect or hoarding problems pose a risk to health and safety.

Declutter as neglect or hoarding problems pose a risk to health and safety. In my personal and professional life, it has been my experience that many individuals who are living with cognitive impairment or have been institutionalised, find it difficult to cope with maintaining their home once they return to independent life. Conditions such [...]

2021-09-27T16:00:06+01:00September 5th, 2021|Blog, Organising|Comments Off on Declutter as neglect or hoarding problems pose a risk to health and safety.

The early stages of dementia and intermittent memory loss

The early stages of dementia and intermittent memory loss The early stages of dementia can bring with it intermittent memory loss, which may not be diagnosed at the time of carrying out a capacity test. Many people fear the diagnosis of dementia and when in denial find a way to play this. Signs to look [...]

2021-09-20T17:41:44+01:00August 22nd, 2021|Blog, Organising|Comments Off on The early stages of dementia and intermittent memory loss

No time for Mum & Dad

We were called in via an elderly clients’ solicitor to assist in collating some vital paperwork. Our clients are an elderly couple, Mr being 90 years old and his wife 85 years old. Mr has dementia and suffered PTSD since the war and Mrs who was having falls and losing her memory, was his [...]

2021-09-01T15:36:39+01:00August 9th, 2021|Blog, Organising|Comments Off on No time for Mum & Dad

Overwhelmed with paperwork? Help to stop circumstantial hoarding.

Overwhelmed with paperwork? How we helped stop circumstantial hoarding. About the Client “Mr and Mrs M are a a retired couple living alone in a large 3-bedroom house. Mr M is in his 90’s, has dementia, is hard of hearing and has suffers night terrors ever since serving in the forces. Mrs M who [...]

2021-09-27T15:06:10+01:00July 27th, 2021|Blog, Case Studies, Organising|Comments Off on Overwhelmed with paperwork? Help to stop circumstantial hoarding.

Sudden realisation and acceptance that we are losing our independence, mobility, and the ability to cope

Sudden realisation and acceptance that we are losing our independence, mobility, and the ability to cope The sudden realisation and acceptance that we are losing our independence, mobility, and the ability to cope can be hard to come to terms with, especially when we have lived a full life and been very active and [...]

2021-08-04T15:24:31+01:00July 22nd, 2021|Blog, Moving, Organising|Comments Off on Sudden realisation and acceptance that we are losing our independence, mobility, and the ability to cope

Mental Capacity Test

Mental Capacity Test The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is designed to protect and empower people who may lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care and treatment. It applies to people aged 16 and over. It covers decisions about day-to-day things like what to wear or what to buy for [...]

2021-07-29T15:38:32+01:00July 22nd, 2021|Blog, Moving, Organising|Comments Off on Mental Capacity Test

Financial Care Solutions

Financial Care Solutions Having known Cartiona Lumiste for several years on a professional level and as a fellow Trustee at Carers Support in Merton I value not only her professionalism but her integrity and honesty. It is, for this reason, I asked her to provide a blog… Who cares about care? It’s not easy [...]

2021-09-01T14:44:02+01:00July 14th, 2021|Blog, Organising|Comments Off on Financial Care Solutions

Professional Advice and Support During Divorce

Professional Advice and Support During Divorce Divorce is often described as bereavement.  Accepting change can be difficult, coming to terms of the loss of a relationship, the home and sentimental possessions can soon fuel our emotions, resulting in aggression, bullying, and controlling behaviour. For the person on the receiving end of this hostility, it [...]

2021-07-29T16:21:07+01:00July 7th, 2021|Blog, Organising|Comments Off on Professional Advice and Support During Divorce

Benefits of Every Home Matters

Are you looking for extra support for a family member? Do you need support with independent living? Here are some of the many benefits of Every Home Matters and how we help our clients. ✅  Supporting clients through life-changing situations; illness, age, disabilities, bereavement, mental health issues ✅  Supporting clients in managing and keeping [...]

2021-09-01T14:55:17+01:00July 7th, 2021|Blog, Moving, Organising|Comments Off on Benefits of Every Home Matters

The Value of Independent Care Advice

The Value of Independent Care Advice Before making any decisions about eldercare options you will want to make sure that you are obtaining accurate and relevant information from a reliable and well-informed source. My 20 year's Nursing Experience I am a registered nurse who qualified from Guys Hospital in London in 1983 and who [...]

2021-07-29T15:56:17+01:00July 7th, 2021|Blog, Organising|Comments Off on The Value of Independent Care Advice

The Importance of Appointing a Power of Attorney

Why make a Lasting Power of Attorney? Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) are legal documents that allow you to appoint someone to manage financial affairs and other matters on your behalf during your lifetime. 1. Property and Financial Affairs: This allows one or more people (referred to as Attorneys) to act in relation to [...]

2021-09-15T12:34:18+01:00July 1st, 2021|Blog, Moving, Organising|Comments Off on The Importance of Appointing a Power of Attorney

How we decluttered a man’s home living alone with dementia and what happened next. 

How we decluttered a man’s home living alone with dementia and what happened next. Parents will always worry over their children’s well-being and success, sometimes to the extent that it is all too easy for us to become obsessive or competitive. But when we get caught up in ensuring that our children obtain high-income [...]

2021-07-28T14:03:32+01:00June 29th, 2021|Blog, Organising|Comments Off on How we decluttered a man’s home living alone with dementia and what happened next. 

Taking care of Mum and Dad for you when your job won’t let you.

Taking care of Mum and Dad for you, when your job won't let you. We were called in via an elderly clients’ solicitor to assist in collating some vital paperwork. Our clients are an elderly couple, Mr R being 90 years old and his wife 85 years old. Mr R has dementia and has [...]

2021-07-29T14:28:24+01:00June 28th, 2021|Blog, Case Studies, Organising|Comments Off on Taking care of Mum and Dad for you when your job won’t let you.

Case Study 3: “Mr P” Social Services appointed us to manage the logistics of his move. 

Case Study 3 'Mr P': Social Services appointed us to manage the logistics of his move. About the Client “Mr P” is an elderly gentleman living with his dog in a three-bedroom property that he owns outright. He is infirm, struggles to walk upstairs using two walking sticks, and also suffers from self-neglect. He [...]

2021-07-29T15:33:35+01:00June 9th, 2021|Case Studies, Organising|Comments Off on Case Study 3: “Mr P” Social Services appointed us to manage the logistics of his move. 

Case Study 2: “Mr B” From Cleaning to Counselling to support independent living

From Cleaning to Counselling to support independent living About the Client “Mr B” is a retired gentleman living alone in a large 3 bedroom house. He is a former builder, however, he has been unable to look after himself or his property since the death of his wife, 3 years previously. Their Challenge Mr [...]

2021-07-29T14:57:01+01:00June 9th, 2021|Case Studies, Organising|Comments Off on Case Study 2: “Mr B” From Cleaning to Counselling to support independent living

Why decluttering needs diplomacy

Why decluttering needs diplomacy Being a bit of a squirrel means I can get very sentimental about my stuff. I was always fascinated and amused at the way the Mona Lisa – considered to be one of world’s greatest artistic icons, was ‘abused’ by mischievous designers. Over three decades, I amassed thousands of items of [...]

2021-09-22T13:35:56+01:00April 14th, 2016|Blog, Organising|Comments Off on Why decluttering needs diplomacy
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