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Coronavirus: how families and friends can support older loved ones

Coronavirus: how families and friends can support older loved ones

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...

Coping with coronavirus: practical guidance for older people

Coping with coronavirus: practical guidance for older people

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.

When can I visit my loved one in a care home?

When can I visit my loved one in a care home?

With a new three-tier system of coronavirus restrictions, as well as plans for rapid tests and a vaccine – what are the latest rules for visiting a care home?

Unpaid carers ‘exhausted’ and unable to take breaks during the pandemic

Unpaid carers ‘exhausted’ and unable to take breaks during the pandemic

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.

Seven ways older people can heat their homes for less this winter

Seven ways older people can heat their homes for less this winter

It’s not worth being cold and uncomfortable this winter. There are a number of ways to cut heating costs, including new government schemes for people on low incomes. We’ve put together some tips for older people feeling the pinch this winter.

Coronavirus has left many older people too afraid to leave the house

Coronavirus has left many older people too afraid to leave the house

The pandemic has been especially tough for older people finds Age UK report

Care home provider forced to refund residents £1 million in unfair fees

Care home provider forced to refund residents £1 million in unfair fees

Care home residents who receive free care on the NHS were wrongly charged over £300 per week by Care UK. The residents at Care UK’s ‘premium’ care homes were told...

Blue Badge holders urged to check expiry date to avoid a penalty charge

Blue Badge holders urged to check expiry date to avoid a penalty charge

The temporary Blue badge extension introduced during lockdown is coming to an end

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Eight ways to make the home safer for someone with dementia

Eight ways to make the home safer for someone with dementia

Many people with dementia want to stay in their homes for a long as possible. Here’s how to make a house easier to manage during the early stages of the condition.

Six things older people with care needs should expect when they leave hospital

Six things older people with care needs should expect when they leave hospital

If you need to go to hospital, it's important there's a plan in place for what happens when you're discharged. We explore what older people need to know about leaving hospital if they have further care needs.

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