Caring for an Older Person

We can not fight getting older, but we can support you caring for someone as they get older

Over 51% of the people who are registered with us as being cared for by a family member or friend are over the age of 65.

Caring for someone who is older comes with it’s own challenges, there are also many Carers who are caring for an older family member or older partner who do not recognise that they are a Carer and that there is support out there for them as well.

We can help you navigate the social care system, finances and accessing community resources if you are caring for someone over 65.

Some of the areas that we support older Carers with are below.

End of life care, difficulties in looking after disabled cared for, mental health, Dementia, older siblings caring for parents, single isolated Carers, Carers who themselves experience mental health and disability conditions, difficulties in accessing support due to language.

This includes Carers who live both with, and separately to their cared for.

We offer 1-1 support, listening support, a space to talk about how things are for you, follow up support and contact to minimise emotional distress. To help you stay as independent as possible, helping where you feel you need help. Respecting your own knowledge and experience of the person looked after – and of lived life experiences.

We can help to guide you through the process with other organisations i.e., benefits, finance information, Social Services, Hospital, GP and others. Offer ways of coping and help advocate for you with any services you may be finding difficult to navigate.