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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.

Medical conditions

Learn about common health issues that affect the elderly, how to prevent and manage them, and maintain a high quality of life. Gain valuable insights for healthier living for yourself and your loved ones.

Get Your Falls Risk Score

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

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Mental health and wellbeing

As we age, it's important to prioritise mental health by staying connected, doing fun activities, and seeking professional help if needed, leading to a positive outlook on later life.

More on mental health and wellbeing

Dementia

Over 850,000 people in the UK are currently diagnosed with dementia. Our guides and articles provide you with information to recognise the signs of dementia and support your loved ones who may be living with the condition.

More on dementia

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 medical conditions

Explore answers to common questions about various medical conditions. Learn about most common medical conditions, preventive measures, and lifestyle adjustments to manage health conditions effectively and improve overall wellbeing.

What is a common medical condition in the elderly?

Medical conditions such as osteoporosis, arthritis, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and dementia are frequently observed in older adults.

How can we prevent health problems in old age?

If you want to avoid health issues as you age, it's essential to prioritise a healthy lifestyle. This includes regular exercise, balanced nutrition, and sticking to any prescribed medications. It's also crucial to schedule routine health check-ups to stay on top of your health.

Who to contact if you're concerned about an elderly person?

If you have concerns about the health or safety of an elderly person, it is recommended that you contact their healthcare provider, local social services, or a community support organisation. In the event of an immediate threat or emergency, always call 999 as soon as possible. If the situation is not an emergency, you can seek advice by calling 111.

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.

Read Alice's Story

Read Dion's Story

Help was just the touch of a button away when Dion's mother had a fall, thanks to her pendant alarm.

Dion's Mum uses her personal alarm to live independently in her own home. Read how it helped her remain independent and get help when she fell.

Read Dion's Story