Long term care

Long term care

  • The Which? guide to long term care for older people who want to stay in their own home
  • Expert advice on choosing the right care and support services for your needs
  • Assistive technology gadgets to help you stay independent as you get older
  • How to get a care assessment from your council

What's in this guide

Long term care options

Overview of the long term care options available for older disabled people who want to stay living independently at home

Care funding and assessments

How to get a care assessment, plus what funding and benefits you're entitled to and how to organise your care

Long term care: assistive technology

Assistive technology that can help to keep you safe and independent at home, from alarm systems to automatic pill dispensers

Home adaptations

What you can do if you home no longer meets your long term care needs, from buying equipment to home adaptations

Support for carers

Find out about support available for carers, including Carer's Allowance, employment rights and carers groups