Help & advice

We are committed to supporting older people and their relatives and have used our knowledge and expertise to produce a range of useful guides.

Our guides have been produced by our care team experts and include real life experiences of older people and their families. They cover subjects such as how to communicate with a loved one who is living with dementia and choosing a care home.

Staying hydrated in later life

Health & wellbeing

Staying hydrated in later life

Dehydration is a common problem in later life, however, all of us need at least 6-8 glasses of water a day to support our bodies to say healthy.

What are Care UK care homes really like?

About care homes

What are Care UK care homes really like?

We take the popular myths about care homes and compare them to what life is really like in a Care UK care home.

Top 10 tips for eating as we age

Health & wellbeing

Top 10 tips for eating as we age

Supporting someone to have a positive mealtime experience can significantly affect a person’s enjoyment of food.

Start small - Olive’s story

Resident story

Start small - Olive’s story

Olive’s story shows that when it comes to planning outings or outdoor activities for a loved one living with dementia, it is perfectly okay to start small.

Going at a slower pace – Shelagh’s story

Resident story

Going at a slower pace – Shelagh’s story

Shelagh was diagnosed with dementia in 2012, and her story shows that sometimes choosing a slower pace of life can lead to more outdoor adventures for carers...

5 ways to take care of yourself

Advice for carers

5 ways to take care of yourself

Whether you’re a full time carer or are balancing your responsibilities with a full-time job, it’s important to care for yourself too.

Tips for coping with difficult conversations

Dementia advice

Tips for coping with difficult conversations

Your loved one can’t help the way they are behaving so you certainly can’t either.

Effective communication

Dementia advice

Effective communication

Every person living with dementia is an individual with individual needs

Tips for having meaningful conversations

Dementia advice

Tips for having meaningful conversations

Helpful advice on how to involve those living with dementia in all conversations,

Further sources of helpful information

Sources of advice and support

As well as the information on this website we have collated a number of links to other useful wesbites offering guidance, advice and practical help when searching for care and support for yourself or a loved one

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Glossary of terms

Whatever type of care you are looking for, you may come across various new terms. We explain some of the typical ones you might meet.

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