Resources and Advice

Helping you and your loved ones live well in later life

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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.

carers resources and advice

Articles about carers from Taking Care.

Carer with elderly lady
June 28, 2022

The reality of paying for elderly care

When looking into care home costs or home assistance, the sums involved can be significant.

Family carers support
June 6, 2022

Why carers need care too

If you’re busy looking after an elderly mum or dad, you’re in good company. In the UK, more than six million of us provide some kind of care for family and friends.

Dates on a calendar
May 10, 2022

Dealing with difficult dates after a bereavement

The National Bereavement Service has provided some sensitive advice on how to cope with bereavement and those painful reminders.

Elderly lady and daughter
April 29, 2022

Caring for aging parents checklist

View this handy checklist for those looking into assistance with caring for elderly parents.

Elderly man alone
April 11, 2022

How to combat the effects of loneliness in an elderly relative

Take a look at our tips to help combat the effects of loneliness in the elderly.

Daughter talking to elderly parent
April 4, 2022

Tips for talking to elderly parents about changes to lifestyle

Having a conversation with elderly relatives about making some changes to help keep them safe can be challenging.

Grieving elderly parent
March 14, 2022

How to help your grieving parent

Supporting an elderly loved one when you are also grieving is difficult. We have some practical advice to help.

Will and paperwork
March 3, 2022

What has to be done when someone dies

A step-by-step guide with advice about what to do when someone passes away.