What to do if your elderly relative is being financially abused

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When we entrust the care of our elder relatives to professional carers, you would be right to expect them to receive the best care possible for the money you pay. Caregivers have usually gone under rigorous scrutiny with interviews, assessments, and background checks prior to starting on a job in a care home or hospital.

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Did Coronavirus propel us into the future, or the past?

As a kid, I had a pretty clear vision of how the future looked. I mean, the Jetsons had it all mapped out for us didn’t they?

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7 things I’m leaving behind in 2020

Things feel a little bit heavy right now, and let’s face it, January has never ranked high as the best of months, even without a crippling national lockdown and home schooling thrown into the mix.

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When September comes…

September is always a strange month when it comes to blogging. Typically, this is a period of time when I struggle to reaquaint myself with the practice of writing and reflecting after taking the summer off.

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We talked a good game…

Four months. Four months we have told tall tales of loving the slower pace of life, promised we would take nothing for granted and that we would be full of gratitude for every simple blessing post covid-19.

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100 days of lockdown…what I’m REALLY missing

Can you remember when it was inferred we may need to do three weeks in lockdown, and how alien that seemed. How impossible and frightening? Yet here we are, just passed 100 days in a socially distanced, non contact, mask wearing, brave new world.

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Getting summer ready for the new norm

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Summer 2020 might be bringing us a new norm but there are lots of little ideas we can incorporate to make sure both ourselves and our homes are summer ready. An Post Insurance have put together a list of 8 different things you can do to prepare for the summer ahead.

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How is Summer 2020 going to look?

As the midsummer solstice draws near, and the summer wardrobe makes a more regular appearance, I can’t help but wonder what Summer this year will bring.

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Training your dog yourself: Practical Tips

Much like any new addition to the family, adopting a new puppy is a major lifestyle decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. As with any living being, there are clear responsibilities. Between providing attention, playtime, food and water, caring for any new companion is a meaningful commitment. Even financial concerns must be weighed: estimates in the UK suggest that the cost of dog ownership averages around £1770 a year.[1]

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I want to ride my lockdown bicycle

I have no doubt that one day we will look back to this time and one of our lasting memories as a family will be experiencing it on wheels.

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