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Elderly care resources and advice

Articles about elderly care from Taking Care.

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.

Getting a personal alarm for elderly parents
November 29, 2021

How to talk to Mum or Dad about getting a personal alarm

We’ve put together a step-by-step guide to help you talk to your elderly loved ones about the benefits of having a personal alarm.

Elderly man with homecare
October 15, 2021

Where to begin when looking for home care

When considering care for an elderly loved one, you want to feel confident you have chosen the best solution.

Carers on holiday
September 8, 2021

Providing care for elderly parents while you’re away or on holiday

Five practical ways to provide care for your parents whilst you enjoy a well earned break.

Elderly man in motorised wheelchair
May 13, 2021

Assistive technology devices for the elderly

We reflect on how technology has made a huge difference to families and their elderly relatives over the last year.