Most people want to be able to stay in their own home as long as possible, but may need extra care at home to do so. Help for the elderly in their own home is something everyone needs to understand and arrange appropriate care and support for more challenging tasks around the home.
In this section we look at what services are provided to give help for 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.
A guide to local NHS services that your elderly parents might be able to access, most likely through their GP. Read more..
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..
How to find and recruit a care agency. Some of the considerations to bear in mind, with links to advice from experts. Read more.
There is a growing range of retirement complexes available to suit all budgets and needs… read our introduction here..
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.