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Mental health week

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week highlights the need to prioritise their mental well-being. Explore ways to support and care for our elderly loved ones' mental health.

Which Trusted Trader Personal Alarm
May 7, 2020

Taking Care becomes the first and only Which? Approved Personal Alarm Service

Taking Care has worked with the independent consumer body Which? to become the first personal alarm provider to achieve the Which? Trusted Trader Approved Service endorsement.

Taking Care donate £100,000 to Age UK's Emergency Coronavirus Appeal
April 14, 2020

Taking Care donate £100,000 to Age UK's Emergency Coronavirus Appeal

Age UK has launched a £10 million Emergency Coronavirus Appeal to support the elderly through the pandemic. We are delighted to announce Taking Care are donating £100,000 to the appeal.

Claim carers allowance
January 15, 2020

How do I claim Carer's Allowance?

Carer’s Allowance is the main welfare benefit that helps carers. Even if you don’t think of yourself as a carer, you may still be able to claim it.

What is power of attorney
January 3, 2020

What are Lasting Powers of Attorney?

Many of us have heard of a power of attorney but do not fully understand what it is or whether we should have one. This useful guide will help you understand more.

Falls alarm
December 10, 2019

Personal alarm stories: Getting a falls alarm

Val 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.

Alzheimer and dementia alarm
November 11, 2019

Personal alarm stories: Supporting people with Alzheimer's and Dementia

John has Alzheimer’s disease and uses his GPS personal alarm to live independently. Taking Care used the GPS to find John when he went missing.

Alarm for multiple sclerosis
November 1, 2019

Personal alarm stories: Supporting Tricia and Multiple Sclerosis

Tricia is 52 years old and has multiple sclerosis, a neurological condition. Taking Care’s personal alarm service means she can live safely and independently and continue with her studies.

Dementia friendly alarms
August 20, 2019

We're a member of the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance

We are delighted to be working with the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance as we take another step towards being recognised as a ‘Dementia-Friendly’ organisation.

Hot weather advice for the elderly
June 15, 2019

Advice for the elderly in hot weather

For the elderly, the dangers from the cold are well known. But when the temperature goes up, it’s easy to forget there are just as many health risks. Read our advice for the elderly in...