The Covid-19 pandemic is changing the way our older family and friends receive health, financial and other services. Here’s a roundup of recent news. Access to GP services Long-term Covid-19 effects Is blood pressure medication a worry? Hearing disability and masks Care homes in the pandemic Do not resuscitate orders Do you know if you’re […]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 through a pandemic
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. And look after yourselves.
Social prescribing has been much in the news over the last year, but many of us have a fuzzy idea of what it is and whether it can be useful. The idea is that a health professional, such as a GP or other primary health workers, can prescribe activities such as exercise or joining an […]Read more
When will we be allowed to get back into care homes to visit our loved ones? While some homes are clearly working hard to find solutions to what is an incredibly difficult question, others are said to have pulled up the drawbridge and are implementing draconian measures to keep visitors out, and to isolate residents […]Read more
Technology can be a great way to help your loved ones stay connected with others and manage everyday tasks at home, especially as elderly and high-risk individuals continue to maintain their distance from others. It’s estimated that, as of 2018, 71% of adults in the UK between the ages of 55 and 64 use a […]Read more
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