Alzheimer’s Society has launched a campaign to ‘Cure the Care System’ urging the government to transform the social care system for thousands of families living with the effects of dementia
Visiting in care homes has been severely restricted during the pandemic. Now the Government says every resident will be allowed one regular indoor visitor from 8 March
The Winter Fuel Payment helps older people cope with the costs of heating their homes in cold weather. Most receive it automatically but some will need to take action before the looming 31st March deadline
Later life care is expensive, but there are strategies to help manage the costs. We asked our advisers on the Which? Money Helpline to share some of their most common questions and useful tips about paying for care in later life.
In 2019-2020, the average cost of a residential care home for an older person in the UK increased to £672 a week. Or, put another way, the average cost hit £34,944 a year.
Nearly a whole year on from the start of the first-ever national lockdown, we look at how things have changed for older people and how soon they might be able to enjoy a return to something like normality.
The success of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in care homes has sparked hopes that families can be safely reunited in the near future. But what will change now the majority of elderly residents have had the first dose of the jab?
Last updated:11 January 2021 First published: 17 March 2020 Older people are at greater risk of serious health complications if they come into contact with coronavirus. With the continuing spread...
Older people are at greater risk if they come into contact with coronavirus. Here's how to stay safe and avoid feeling isolated if you have to stay at home.
Many unpaid carers are at risk of burnout this winter. Eight out of ten people who care for a loved one told Carers UK they had been doing more with fewer breaks since the pandemic began.