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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.

Planning later life

No matter their age - it's crucial for everyone to plan for their later years. Beginning to plan early can guarantee that you'll have the necessary resources and assistance to live a comfortable and contented later life.

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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Benefits and entitlements

As they age, older adults in the UK can access a range of benefits designed to support them in their later years. Discover information about forms of support and entitlements that can contribute to a more satisfying retirement.

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Care costs

Find valuable resources and practical advice on providing elderly care, including insights on arranging support and understanding care costs.

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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?

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Elderly care experts answer biggest questions about planning later life

Discover solutions to frequently asked questions regarding financial readiness for retirement, healthcare, and staying socially active. Gain valuable insights and advice to ensure you make the most of your later years.

How do you financially plan for old age?

Achieving financial security in old age is a significant concern for many individuals. To ensure a comfortable retirement, it's essential to take proactive steps such as saving and investing early, creating a budget, setting achievable goals, diversifying investments, paying off debts, and considering care needs. Understanding Social Security benefits and establishing a will and trusts is also crucial in securing your financial future. To ensure that your plan remains effective, it's crucial to regularly review and adjust it as needed. Seeking the guidance of a financial advisor can help you tailor a plan that aligns with your unique needs and goals.

How do I budget for healthcare expenses in retirement?

Creating a healthcare budget for retirement is important for financial security. Estimate current healthcare costs, research private medical cover and supplemental insurance options, consider long-term care expenses and inflation and set aside emergency funds. Incorporate healthcare expenses into your broader retirement budget and consider using health savings accounts. Review and adjust your budget annually and consult with a financial advisor. You can avoid unexpected financial strain with a realistic and comprehensive healthcare budget.

How can I stay socially active and engaged in later life?

Maintaining social connections in the later stages of life is an important factor in maintaining a good quality of life. Becoming a part of local groups, participating in volunteer work, and attending senior workshops and cultural events are highly recommended. Enrolling in engaging classes such as painting, staying connected with loved ones, engaging online, and considering pet adoption can also help maintain a healthy social life. Exploring new activities and stepping out of your comfort zone can lead to meaningful relationships and a fulfilling experience.

Read Betty's story

My personal alarm provides me with reassurance - I'm 93 and don't have any family so my alarm gives me the confidence to carry on doing the things I enjoy.

How a Taking Care personal alarm helps Betty to remain active at the age of 93.

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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.

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