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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.

What is a care plan?

Advice for carers

What is a care plan?

Discover what a care plan is, why it is important and how to get one.

Why it is even more important to keep active during the dark days and long nights

Advice for carers

Why it is even more important to keep active during the dark days and long nights

When autumn and winter come around, it's easy for older loved ones to fall into the habit of exercising and socialising less.

What is a person-centred approach to dementia care?

Dementia advice

What is a person-centred approach to dementia care?

Person-centred care is all about putting residents’ needs, desires and choices at the heart of their care.

6 benefits of living in a care home for people with dementia

Dementia advice

6 benefits of living in a care home for people with dementia

Moving into a Care UK care home can transform the quality of life for older people living with dementia.

When should someone with dementia go into a care home?

Dementia advice

When should someone with dementia go into a care home?

Learn how to see the signs that a loved one’s dementia is progressing to the point where they need 24-hour care.

Your checklist for moving into a care home

Advice on moving in

Your checklist for moving into a care home

If you or a loved have made the decision to move into a care home, here’s what you need to know.

What is assisted living?

About care homes

What is assisted living?

Discover what types of care assisted living offers and whether it is the right choice for you or your loved one.

What's the difference between a care home and a nursing home?

About care homes

What's the difference between a care home and a nursing home?

Discover the different types of care that care homes and nursing homes offer for residents.

How to care for someone with dementia

Dementia advice

How to care for someone with dementia

Learn the best way to care for someone with dementia, from how to keep them happy to the questions you should avoid asking.

Further sources of helpful information

Our guides

We've gathered up tips from experts in care for older people to produce free guides covering topics like keeping active and independent in older age, how to help a loved one stay healthy and hydrated and dealing with the symptoms of dementia. 

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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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