Care and help for the Elderly in their Own Home

23rd September 2015

The majority of people want to be able to stay living independently in their own home as long as possible.  In this section we look at what services are provided to help the elderly in their own home. Here’s what you can expect through your GP, along with information on how to find and hire a carer or a care agency, how to spot problems and act on them.

We also look at retirement communities and assisted living which can be another means of keeping your elderly parents independent for longer.

NHS local servicesNHS local services  

A guide to local NHS services that your elderly parents might be able to access, most likely through their GP.  Read more..

Hiring a carerHiring a carer

There are lots of good reasons and many considerations to hiring an individual carer.  We’ve compiled top tips, questions to ask, and sources of excellent information. Read more here..

Employing a care agencyEmploying a care agency

How to find and recruit a care agency.  Some of the considerations to bear in mind, with links to advice from experts.  Read more.

Retirement communities and assisted livingRetirement communities and assisted living

There is a growing range of retirement complexes available to suit all budgets and needs… read our introduction here..

Complaints and abuseComplaints and abuse

We want to believe the best of everyone but it’s a sad fact that sometimes that trust is breached… read our guide to spotting and dealing with abuse here.


If there is anything else you would like information about, or if you have experience in any of these areas, do join the conversation in Age Space Forum.

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