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Benefits for the hearing disabled

... extent of their hearing loss. If it's affecting their day-to-day living then they are more likely to be eligible for support. Anyone of retirement age with disabilities may be able to claim benefits such as Attendance Allowance, Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit and also Community Care Grants from ...

Winter driving part 1: Being prepared

... email or phone call do instead? Of course, what's "essential" to one person may not be to another. For a retired person there's no pressure to make important business trips, but parents may want to keep appointments at hospitals, for example. In ...

Finding good care for older relatives

... type of care, offering a range of services including: Home or domiciliary care Nursing care Care homes (with or without nursing) Retirement villages Respite care Supported living Meals at home Companion services Short-term and long-term care Specialist care, i.e. for people with dementia or ...

Tackling the emerging loneliness crisis for older men

... major life events that tend to affect us more later on in life. Losing a loved one, seeing your family move away, retiring and the onset of new health problems can each in their own way cause older people to feel cut off.More of our parents will ...

Independent living with hearing loss

... some fire safety advice. You can choose from a hard-wired or wireless battery operated system. Getting up on time Although your parents are retired, they may still need to get up early for special occasions or appointments. Specially-designed alarm clocks have very loud alarms or bed ...

Mother's Day gift guide: What to get your elderly parent

... amount of family photos but not enough space for the albums they fill. There's nothing like the gift of time for a mum who's retired and would like to spend more time with her children and grandchildren. Any pledge you want to make to your mum for Mother's ...

Footwear choices for older people

... for them. We have a Brantano Community team which works to bring our range of footwear to those with limited mobility. By visiting retirement properties, care homes and day centres, the team provides a fitting service across a wide range of styles to help people find ...