Along with gadgets, there are lots of services to help you and your parents cope better and enjoy a quality of life. We’ve tried to capture the best of the best here.
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The Red Cross provides several services across the country including Support at Home, Mobility Aids and Transport Support. If you could use some of these services, or if you would like to volunteer to help, there is more information here.
Sadly many elderly people are isolated and feel incredibly lonely. When we can’t always be with them it can really help to know someone else is calling them regularly. Home to Home offers a lifeline, providing a daily befriending phone call service specifically for the elderly and vulnerable.
One way of helping elderly people stay in their own home longer is to use a live-in care agency. These are just a few of the ones available, all recommended by Age Spacers.
The RVS is one of the largest volunteer organisations in the UK. They run services including support at home, social activities, mobility services, services in hospitals and GP surgeries. Find out more here about how they may be able to help your elderly parents.
Silver Travel Advisor is a travel review and information website exclusively for more mature travellers (aged 50+) where you can find thousands of independent reviews and tips about holidays, attractions, places to visit for days out, restaurants and hotels.