Coronavirus advice for older people
Older people are a greater risk of serious health issues during the coronavirus crisis. We provide up-to-date advice and information to help older people stay safe.
People over the age of 60 are eligible for free prescriptions and it’s usually possible for a friend or relative to collect medication on your behalf.
Find out more about correctly storing medication and how using a pill dispenser can help ensure you take medication as prescribed.
Hearing and eye tests
If you’re experiencing problems with your vision or hearing, speak to your GP for tests, which are free on the NHS for those over 60 years of age.
There are a range of products that can help manage or relieve incontinence – and small adjustments to the home and bathroom can make a big difference.
Find out more about how to stay active and healthy in older age, with advice on doing gentle home exercise.
Telehealth devices support people with health conditions, such as chronic asthma, hypertension and diabetes.
Under some circumstances the NHS will fund care for people with complex health needs. Read about the assessment process.