Elderly care and support including news on Safe Care, COVID-19 guidelines
We recommend the following resources for seniors and those who care for seniors.
National COVID-19 Guidance For up to date government guidelines
Review current local COVID-19 advice to discover the relevant advice. Seniors Helping Seniors has achieved a S.A.F.E care badge
Out of hours services Updated information published by NHS on who to call and where to go if you need medical help or you run out of medication.
HousingCare – Information for older people
Age UK – National organisation / Love later Life
NHS – Continuing Health Care
Silver line – Help line for older people to call
Alzheimer’s Society – The UK’s leading support service and research charity for people with dementia and those who care for them. The Alzheimer’s Society is resourced to handle the increased calls and they have helped thousands of families with similar questions to yours, please call them if you need support
Autumna Care With a focus on self-funding families, Autumna supports all elder care enquiries through a website which has useful search function and they have an advice line that operates 7 days a week. Get in touch and speak with Debbie or any member of her team on 01892 335 330
Social Media Resources
Dementia The journey ahead offers practical advice and emotional support from the patient’s diagnosis through final departure.
Dementia Family Support A closed group on Facebook to support those caring for someone with dementia or simply to learn. Group Administrators will approve your application to join the group
Parkinson’s UK – Support and research charity
The Money Advice Centre – Free and independent Money advice on care and other topics
Seniors Discounts – is the largest age specific discount platform in the UK
Carers Oxfordshire has built a national reputation for reaching and supporting carers in innovative ways.
Pippa Kelly is an award-winning blogger, journalist and author. She writes regularly in the national press and specialist publications about dementia, with which her mother lived for a decade, and elderly care issues. Pippa is an inspirational public speaker.
We have kind permission of both Pippa and Carers Oxfordshire to share Pippa’s talk about the long distance caring she shared with her siblings. This frank and personal account offers support as well as good advice on Continuing care allowance, Power of Attorney and in home care. Pippa talks about guilt, frustration and exhaustion as she moved her parents from their family home and into a ‘more suitable flat’ How they did it and how it made her feel. At the time Seniors Helping Seniors was not available in her parents town but happily we have now opened in Surrey (December 2017)!
Nourish We met Jane Clarke in the year we launched and have been following her ever since. Jane offers great advice and recipes for anyone with a frail appetite. Well worth a look.
More Food ideas- Seniors Helping Seniors has tested recipes for healthy eating and slow cooking. We produced some tasty recipes using imperial measurements to help those who may deal better with ounces rather than grams. We also tried and tested recipes for slow cookers which we recommend for safety and low cost cooking Recipe 2 – Recipe Bundle
Keep well – self-screening to monitor risks of malnutrition (BAPEN)
Spring Chicken – Making life easier and brighter as you get older
Campaign to end loneliness – Help and information on loneliness
Caron Cares – Advice & information for anyone caring for the elderly. Caron’s advice is easy to read and she provides very useful products such as Dementia Assistance cards
Sing for your life – Local group improving the health and wellbeing for older people through music
Independent Age – Advice and support for older age, Independent Age campaigning
My Ageing Parents – Help and tips
Contact The Elderly – Charitable companion services
Turn to us – A service connecting you to benefits and grants
When they get older – Help guides
MNT – Medical News Today
Design 2 Enable – Stay active with style. The most stylish support products we have found
The Able Label high-quality garments specifically been designed to make dressing easier.
Co-operative Independent Living – Aids for Daily Living
Join Dementia Research – For research info and access to drug trials
John’s Campaign Run by Nicci Gerrard and Julia Jones. Ensuring carers are welcomed in hospitals to support patients living with dementia. Hugely helpful during COVID-19 with legal action on human rights for people stuck in Care homes and hospitals. The campaign brings key figures in the care industry together to share best practise. We have supported the campaign since the 2014 proposal JC Proposals
Care Charts UK – Remember-I’m-Me™ Care charts based on symbols
Active Minds – Activity Products for Dementia
Sporting Memories Network – Improving the wellbeing of people through reminisence
Playlist for Life – Connecting music, people and memories
Memory Bank – An outstanding dementia care product
Nutrition and dementia – Alzheimer’s Disease International
Paid for Help Services
Life Line – 24 hour personal alarm
SOLLA – SOLLA helps people and their families find a trusted and accredited local financial adviser who understand financial needs in later life. A well-qualified financial adviser who is specially trained to understand the plans you need to make for your retirement years. Each office can signpost you to local legal services we work with.
Health Watch – Your spotlight on health and social care services
First Stop – Advice for older people
Member Association Include
Dementia Friends – Make life better for people with dementia (SHS is a Champion)
UKHCA – United Kingdom Home Care Association
Age Action Alliance – Improving older people’s lives (member)
Social care commitment – people who need care and support with high quality services (member)
Action on Elder Abuse challenges and works to prevent the abuse of older people, through the provision of services resources and training (member)
Training for carers – bespoke training courses
Social Enterprise UK – Business where Society profits
Living Wage Foundation – The campaign for a Living Wage is a movement of independent business, organisations and citizens who believe a fair day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. Seniors Helping Seniors has championed the real living wage in the care sector since 2013. Every office believes passionately in valuing care properly.
Good Business Charter – The Good Business Charter encourages responsible business behaviour and publicly acknowledges compliant organisations. We aim to excel rather than comply!
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