When an older relative is struggling to manage their money and their daily household, it’s often time for a responsible and caring relative to step in. Many apply officially for Lasting Power of Attorney and some unofficially start to help managing the money. Problems do sometimes occur when the guardians of the money are tempted […]Read more
It’s hard to balance the demands of everyday life with looking out for ageing family and friends. Yet more and more of us are trying to do just that.
When They Get Older is here to help. We’re sharing tips and experiences to give you support as you support your older relatives. Health and wealth, pastimes and pleasures, challenges and relationships – we talk about them all here.
Living in a lockdown
In these extraordinary times, we’ll be working to point you in the direction of information and advice from the experts on how to look after yourselves and your parents. We’ll post articles that provide useful tips on how your loved ones can keep well physically, mentally and emotionally. And signpost where to go for more help. Just visit our Coronavirus section under the Health tab. And look after yourselves.
Looking after an older relative means plenty of plate juggling, ensuring they attend doctors’ appointments, take their medication, eat well, and so on. But one of the most important parts of caring for an elderly loved one is making them feel safe, especially given the current coronavirus pandemic. There are myriad ways you can help […]Read more
Editorial While living with a pandemic has been strange and difficult, it gives us an opportunity to reset attitudes and behaviours towards the older members of society. But there are many questions with unpredictable answers. The first question of course is when will there be a post-covid world? For those going back to work and […]Read more
While many people are hoping for the end of lockdown restrictions, for the older and vulnerable, social distancing remains the best option. Yet it continues to be important to keep estate planning, wills and provision for future challenges up to date. That includes putting measures in place to make life easier for all the family […]Read more
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