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Family carers support
May 16, 2018

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.

Volunteering elderly
May 14, 2018

Count me in - The benefits of volunteering for the elderly

Lots of studies show that volunteering is one of the best things you can do for your wellbeing. It doesn’t matter how old you are.

Healthy ageing tips
April 23, 2018

How to stay healthy as you age

The good news is that we shouldn’t obsess about cholesterol, or the stressful events that life throws at us. There are many other things that have a bigger impact if we want to age well.

Telecare providers
April 9, 2018

What to consider when choosing a telecare company

Whether you have recently made the decision to use telecare in your care for a loved one, or are just exploring the options, it is important to be informed when it comes to selecting a...

Bogus caller button alarms
March 15, 2018

How to protect elderly relatives from bogus callers

Being the victim of a bogus caller can have a dramatic effect on you. Having your money or valuables stolen is bad enough. But the shame and humiliation that older people can feel after being...

Keeping elderly safe in winter
March 5, 2018

Helping the elderly remain safe in winter

Staff at Taking Care went the extra mile to keep the 24 hour personal alarm service running to support thousands of vulnerable people across the UK when snow storms and extreme weather battered the UK.

Sandwich generation of carers
February 27, 2018

The hidden sandwich generation

A growing number of working people find themselves in the so-called sandwich generation – caring for dependent children and for elderly relatives at the same time. 

Elderly medication worries
February 23, 2018

What the doctor ordered: How to worry less about your prescriptions

Learn how you can manage your medications and prescriptions and worry less about getting the right medication, dosages and side effects.