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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

17 Resources for older people and their caregivers



17 Resources for older people and their caregivers

There are hundreds of organisations offering information and advice on dealing with growing old. Now personally I may not agree 100% with all of them as I feel that some have lost sight of their own initiatives either through political gain or funding.

On that note, here is a roundup of useful resources, though not exhaustive we hope you are able to find additional support.

(for more information or to contact these organisations please click the name of the organisation)

National charity providing advice and support to the elderly

The society provides local support and services for people affected by dementia and their families, It also operates a national dementia helpline (0845 300 0336, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6.30pm), and offers a wide range of factsheets

Fifty regional agencies across England helping older and disabled people who want to stay in their homes but need improvements or modifications to make this possible. Anchor will arrange for ¬people to do the work and help homeowners claim any grants and benefits they might be entitled to towards the cost.

Information and support for the 9 million people who have arthritis in the UK

The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community - serving men and women, veterans, and their families

This website holds a wealth of generic information about care, how to fund it, and the rights of older people

Professional care services for people across Cambridge, Peterborough & Norfolk

A wealth of information on all aspects of being a carer

Provide information about other services which can support elderly people and their families and carers.

Care & Support Guide

Provider of specialist support to people who look after someone with:A physical disability A long-term physical illness A mental health problem A learning difficulty Drug or alcohol misuse problems

Provides information, advice and support on a local basis for those with Parkinson's and their carer

A volunteer organisation that enriches the lives of older people! Helping older people to stay independent in their own homes

All the lifestyle and leisure information you could want

Helping the UK's Military Families, UK Charity providing welfare & support for those serving in the armed forces, veterans and armed forces families. They support the army, RAF and Navy

A charity providing compassionate care to people living with long-term and end-of-life conditions, such as cancer, brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Huntington's and Parkinson's disease, strokes and dementia. It delivers long-term nursing, respite and day care in people's own homes, in the community and through its own hospices and care centres

National Charity offering a More Caring Approach (MCA) which believes that the provision of outstanding care should be the objective of every provider; the receipt of outstanding care should be the right of every individual who needs it, caring for older people in care homes & the community as they would like to be cared for

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