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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.

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. 

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.

Coronavirus: what you need to know if a relative is in a care home

Coronavirus: what you need to know if a relative is in a care home

With cases of coronavirus being recorded at thousands of care homes, what measures are being taken to protect residents, staff and other people receiving later life care?

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.

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.

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.

Coronavirus: should you make an advance care plan?

Coronavirus: should you make an advance care plan?

In the coronavirus crisis, it's never been more important to have a plan in place for the type of treatment and care we receive at the end of life.

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.

Coronavirus lockdown: how do the new measures affect carers?

Coronavirus lockdown: how do the new measures affect carers?

Everyone in the UK must stay at home to help fight the coronavirus spread. But what do these emergency measures mean for family carers?

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