Welcome to Age Space, the new one-stop online resource and guide for anyone with concerns about, or caring for an elderly parent or relative. Whether you’re facing an immediate crisis, or are just beginning to worry about your parents, at its heart Age Space is a friendly online conversation space where anyone can ask a question or find the answer to something of concern.
There is lots of information on the site to help guide you through what can be very difficult and stressful times. But above all there are conversations going on about the things that matter most to each of us.
For Age Space to be as useful as possible, we need you to get involved – so – join a conversation, write a blog, or email us with your thoughts and ideas about what we can do to make Age Space the best resource for the care of our ageing population, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Age Space co-founder Annabel has elderly parents and has helped them make decisions about care over the past 5 years. It has been a lonely, difficult journey and she have found it hard to navigate the care system, and find the answers to the many, sometimes embarrassing, questions. “Age Space is the website I wish was already available” she says.
Please do share your experiences so others can benefit from what you have learnt along the way. Care in older age doesn’t need to be a terrifying and lonely prospect for either those being cared for, or those making decisions about care.