Tag: Elderly

Lack of community services to support carers is piling pressure on NHS emergency care

Lack of community services to support carers is piling pressure on NHS emergency care

Due to a lack of appropriate support in the community, unpaid carers are reluctantly taking their loved ones to A&E, according to new research published today by Carers UK [1]. The charity’s report comes as the NHS prepares for its annual challenge of increased A&E visits and hospital admissions during the winter months.   Carers identified […]

30th September 2016 | By | Reply More
Understanding benefits for the elderly with Which?

Understanding benefits for the elderly with Which?

There is a range of benefits available to older or disabled people, or those that need help with care. Some are means tested; others are available to anyone who meets specific criteria. If a benefit is means tested, it is only available to those people who earn beneath a certain level of income. Depending on […]

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