Resources and Advice

Helping you and your loved ones live well in later life

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Elderly care resources and advice

Articles about elderly care from Taking Care.

Old man with hearing problems
January 26, 2023

Common signs of hearing loss in elderly people

We look at some of the common causes of hearing loss in the elderly to help you spot it early.

Old women enjoying a cup of tea in their home
January 17, 2023

Seven ways to provide help for the elderly at home

Learn how you can help older relatives keep safe and live a more fulfilled, independent life.

Elderly couple walking in winter
November 10, 2022

Winter wellbeing for the elderly

Cold weather comes with a set of challenges. Learn how to stay safe this winter with these handy tips.

Where are the best places in the UK for older people to live?
July 29, 2022

Where are the best places in the UK for older people to live?

We’ve identified the best places for older people to live, based on cost, health and lifestyle factors.

Daughter and elderly mother
April 25, 2022

Six of the best smart technologies for elderly people

Smart technology can help older adults live at home independently. Learn how it can benefit them and provide peace of mind to loved ones.

Elderly man warming hands by fire
April 4, 2022

Eight fire safety tips for elderly relatives

Government research shows that fire fatalities are more common in the elderly than any other age group.

Elderly lady fallen on floor
March 23, 2022

The most common causes of falls in the elderly

We look at some of the main causes of falls in the elderly, including common fall hazards in the home.

Home care nurse
December 2, 2021

The 8 most common types of in-home care for your loved ones

Considering home care? We explain the most common types of in-home care.