Where to Start

15th September 2016

Supporting or caring for an elderly parent, partner or relative can be very hard particularly if you are new to it.

  • Has your mum recently been diagnosed with Dementia?
  • Is your dad suddenly living alone and caring for himself?
  • Confused about finances and what you might be entitled to?

Age Space will help guide you through the stages of elderly care in Norfolk – sharing advice on how to make it easier for your parents to stay at home, looking for care support and if needed what to look for when choosing a care home. With our local partners we aim to give you lots of practical guidance and information on all things relating to elderly care in Norfolk – legal matters, money, health and keeping active, dementia, charity support, looking after yourself and grief and bereavement.

Do your parents need care?

Check list to see if your parents are coping 

Speaking Care

Here’s our jargon buster guide to breaking the care language barrier

Planning ahead

A check list of everything worth knowing in case of an emergency 

Norfolk Local Authority Assessment

Its important to get your parents care and support needs assessed, to see what help you’re entitled to

The who, what and where of local health services and how you find them

Resources available from the county council, the NHS and the local GP.

Next Steps 

You’ll find lots more localised information on the Age Space Norfolk pages, such as 

Check out our Norfolk Blog section with interesting news from local people and organisations working towards improving later life in Norfolk. 

Also, why not drop into our  FORUM it’s a great place to chat to other people in similar situations and share your own advice and experiences. 




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