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Articles about carers from Taking Care.

Carer with elderly lady
January 4, 2023

The reality of paying for elderly care

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

Elderly person cooking a meal
December 14, 2022

Tips for helping with elderly loss of appetite

It’s common to experience elderly loss of appetite, but this can lead to health issues.

Elderly person being discharged from hospital
December 7, 2022

Planning home elderly care after the hospital

If your elderly loved one is being discharged from the hospital, read about these tips to arrange hospital care after they are discharged.

Old man with carer
November 24, 2022

Caring for an elderly relative – know your carers’ rights

If you provide care to elderly friends or family and you’re struggling due to the rising cost of living, this guide may help. 

Elderly couple looking at finances online
November 1, 2022

How to help older relatives organise finances for the future

Read our guide on how to start a conversation about finances and the future.

Elderly couple looking at finances
October 3, 2022

How to support elderly relatives during the UK cost-of-living crisis

The current UK cost-of-living crisis is making things really tough for many people. Read our advice and tips.

Accessible bathroom for elderly and disabled
August 30, 2022

Tips on bathroom design for elderly relatives

We look at how some changes and additions to bathrooms can make a big difference to safer independent living.

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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.