Live Well Magazine

Articles and guides to live well from Taking.Care

Falls Risk Score logo

Are you or a loved one at risk of a fall?

Every 10 seconds, a loved one in the UK has a fall. Find out your risk score in 2 minutes.

Live Well magazine: carers articles

Articles about carers from Taking Care.

Choosing care for elderly
June 29, 2021

Questions to ask when choosing care

Choosing the right care solution for a loved one can be daunting. Here are a few questions to help you choose between the options.

How to lift a fallen person
June 7, 2021

How to lift a fallen person

Around 50% of over 80s will fall at least once a year so knowing how to lift someone safely is important.

Alternatives to expensive elderly care
March 31, 2021

Alternatives to expensive elderly care

How can you keep your loved ones safe without expensive elderly care? Technology could be the answer. Calculate your loved one's risk score and download your free care guide.

Sandwich generation carers guide
March 23, 2021

The sandwich generation survival guide

A growing number of working people find themselves in the so called sandwich generation; caring for dependent children and for elderly relatives at the same time.

Teenager help elderly grandparent
January 22, 2021

What to do if an older person falls down

Falling down can be a bit of a shock, for observers and the older person. Find out how to help them back up when they’re fallen.

Daughter talking to elderly mother
November 24, 2020

Caring for elderly parents

Are you worried about your elderly parents? Are you unsure what care options and support are available?

Claim carers allowance
January 15, 2020

How do I claim Carer's Allowance?

Carer’s Allowance is the main welfare benefit that helps carers. Even if you don’t think of yourself as a carer, you may still be able to claim it.

What is power of attorney
January 3, 2020

What are Lasting Powers of Attorney?

Many of us have heard of a power of attorney but do not fully understand what it is or whether we should have one. This useful guide will help you understand more.