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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.

Benefits and entitlements

As people age, they may be entitled to a variety of benefits which can help them cover the cost-of-living, provide healthcare, and enjoy an independent lifestyle after retirement.

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

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Planning later life

Explore our articles about planning for the future which involves making informed decisions about health, finances, and living arrangements to maintain independence and ensure peace of mind.

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Care costs

Find valuable resources and practical advice on providing elderly care, including insights on arranging support and understanding care costs.

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How we can help

The features available with panic buttons for the elderly can vary, so it's important to find the right kind of personal alarm service for your needs, whether it's for yourself or a loved one.

Personal alarms for the home and out-and-about

Have the freedom to maintain an active lifestyle, with reassurance help is available wherever you are.

An Out-and-About Personal Alarm will also work in your home so you can get help from Taking Care's Emergency Resolution Team any time of the day or night.

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Not sure which personal alarm to choose?

Call 0800 085 7371, Monday – Friday, 8am - 6pm and Saturday, 9am – 5pm, to speak with a Taking Care Sales Advisor.

Elderly care experts answer biggest questions about benefits

Gain valuable insights from frequently answered questions on benefits and entitlements for the elderly, ensuring they access the support they deserve.

What benefits can elderly carers claim?

Elderly carers in the UK may be eligible to claim benefits such as Carer's Allowance, which provides financial support for those who care for a loved one. Other benefits include the State Pension, Pension Credit, and Attendance Allowance, depending on individual circumstances and income.

What benefits do you get in the UK if you are over state pension age?

State pension age in the UK is currently 66 years old for both men and women. Older adults over the state pension age are eligible for a range of benefits devised to support their wellbeing. These include the State Pension, offering regular payments based on National Insurance contributions, and Pension Credit, which supports people with low incomes.
Additional benefits are Winter Fuel Payment to help with heating costs, free bus passes for convenient travel, and a potential free TV licence for those over-75s.
Moreover, there's Council Tax Reduction, Attendance Allowance for personal care needs, and Carer's Allowance for those assisting others.

What are some money-saving tips for pensioners in the UK?

Pensioners in the UK can adopt various money-saving tips to manage their finances effectively.

  • Firstly, consider changing utility providers or exploring special senior discounts for energy bills.
  • If you are over state pension age, take benefit of free public transportation with a senior's bus pass or railcard.
  • Revisit insurance policies to ensure they align with current needs and analyse potential savings by downsizing or renegotiating rent or mortgage terms.
  • Utilise pensioner discounts for leisure activities, shopping, and dining out.
  • Plan meals efficiently, reducing food waste and expenses.
  • Finally, stay informed about benefits and entitlements to ensure you're receiving all eligible financial support.
Read Lynn's Story

Unfortunately my 89 year old mother lives on her own and fell in her bedroom. She has worn a Taking Care personal alarm for the past 4 years and was able to call for help immediately by pushing the alarm button she wears on her wrist.

Lynn's Mum was able to call for help using her personal alarm when she fell

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Read Alice's Story

Alice's Gran was won over by the reassurance the monitored alarm service gives her and her family members.

Alice's Gran was sceptical about getting a falls alarm, until she needed to get help in an emergency. Now she loves her Taking Care Personal Alarm Service.

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