- Hospital admissions & discharge
- Needs assessment
- Being a carer
- Benefits for carers
- Carers' rights at work
- Reassessing care needs
- Talking about care options
Getting the best care in hospital
If your loved one has a fall or is suddenly taken ill and is taken to A&E, read our practical advice on what will happen and how to get the best care.
Discharge from hospital
Being told that you or a loved one is ready to leave hospital is positive news. We tell you about the discharge plan and steps in the discharge procedure.
A needs assessment is key to getting the support you need. You have a right to this assessment and it's free of charge.
If you’re finding it difficult to manage, home care can provide the support you need to stay independent at home.
We recommend ‘future proofing’ care plans and show how to deal with a gradual or sudden decline in mental or ...
Cost of care and eligibility in England
Use our calculator to find out how much care might cost and what financial support is available.
Independence in the home
There are many changes you can make to ensure your home is safe and suitable to your needs as you get older. Use our guide to help you.
Thinking about a loved one moving into a care home can be an emotional experience. Find out about all aspects of choosing a care home with our guide.
Medical problems & managing medication
Advice on how to cope with medical problems and medicines management, with information on first aid kits, prescriptions, hearing problems and more.
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