Elderly care is quickly rising in society as something that we all need to care about. As people in the UK live longer, this means that elderly care is something that will remain a fixture in how society lives. One of the biggest trends in elderly care are the people who act as carers whether it is formally or informally.
Long term elderly care is something that continues to grow. Sometimes it can include support for diseases such as dementia or it can also be residential in that the clients live on site. If you are a carer (formally or informally), there are plenty of resources available to you to ensure that you thrive in your role as a carer. Some of these resources include:
NHS: The NHS can help with advice on how elderly care should be done if you are doing it informally. Take a look at the NHS resources and read publications and research on the trends that are happening in medical care for elderly people.
Forums and message boards: The boom of elderly care has meant that many people who care for family members are going online to get all the latest information on what they can do in order to be good at what they do. Forums are excellent for people who want to connect with other people who are carers in order to find advice and tips from a friendly space.
Charities: Age UK is one of the largest charities that is dedicated to elderly people in the country. It also supports people who provide support and care to elderly relatives. Charities are an excellent source of information and support because they are dedicated to promoting the cause for elderly people.
Support groups: If you want to look for support in your local area, consider going to a support group. You will meet people in the flesh who are going through what you are going through and you are able to swap ideas in person. Start a support group locally if there is nothing for yourself or you can go to a dementia group as well to meet people who are caring for their elderly relatives.