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Loneliness is still a problem for older people as lockdown eases

Loneliness is still a problem for older people as lockdown eases

Social distancing measures can leave older people feeling lonely. Here’s how to avoid feeling isolated during the coronavirus crisis.

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How older people can have a successful video GP appointment

How older people can have a successful video GP appointment

Video GP appointments may be here to stay after the pandemic. Here’s how to get the most out of one and what to do if you don’t feel comfortable speaking to your doctor this way. 

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What are the alternatives to a care home?

What are the alternatives to a care home?

Care homes have been badly hit by the coronavirus crisis. Other forms of care may carry less risk of infection, but they all have pros and cons. We take a look at the options.

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What financial help is available for carers during coronavirus lockdown?

What financial help is available for carers during coronavirus lockdown?

Many carers are having to put in extra hours of unpaid support while spending more on food and household bills during the pandemic.

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Seven ways to make a bathroom ideal for an older person

Seven ways to make a bathroom ideal for an older person

Slips and trips can happen in the bathroom and lead to serious injury. But accidents can be prevented with home adaptations and aids.

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How older people can stay active during lockdown

How older people can stay active during lockdown

With most older people confined to their homes during the coronavirus outbreak, we explore some simple ways for keeping active indoors.

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Coronavirus emergency Bill: what it means for social care

Coronavirus emergency Bill: what it means for social care

The new emergency Coronavirus Bill proposes to ease the burden on frontline NHS and care staff. Here's what's changing for social care.

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8 ways older people can stay safer at home

8 ways older people can stay safer at home

The majority of people want to stay independent for as long as possible, but accidents can happen in the home. We explore the simple steps that could keep you safer in later life.

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Which? reveals huge NHS care home funding variations across England

Which? reveals huge NHS care home funding variations across England

Which? reveals huge regional disparities in who gets NHS continuing healthcare funding and explains how to apply.

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The rising cost of a care home

The rising cost of a care home

The average cost of a care home in the UK increased to £33,852 a year in 2018-19. This was the largest annual hike in 10 years.

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