The following list of resources and links are a great place to find additional information and support on topics related to elderly care, from family support and finance to understanding dementia.

Information and assistance

Age UK

Age UK provides information and advice for the elderly about benefits, care and age discrimination.
www.ageuk.org.uk

Alzheimers Society

A charity that provides support for carers and sufferers of all kinds of dementia diseases.
www.alzheimers.org.uk

Better Caring

A place to ask questions about care, find a care home in the local area or talk to someone in the community.
www.bettercaring.com

Relatives & Residents Association

An association that provides a consumer voice to promote the wellbeing and represent the interests of older people in residential care settings.
www.relres.org

Independent Age

A charity that gives advice and information to older people, their relatives and carers across the UK.
www.independentage.org

Financial Advice

Care Aware

A non-profit making public information and advisory service specialising in elderly care funding advice in the UK.
www.careaware.co.uk

Government/Regulatory bodies

Care Quality Commission

An organisation that regulates, inspects and reviews all adult social care services in the public, private and voluntary sectors in England.
www.cqc.org.uk

English Community Care Association

The largest representative body for community care in England.
www.careengland.org.uk

Department of Health

The government department responsible for public health issues.
www.dh.gov.uk

Working with Carebase

Dementia Care Matters

A leading organisation committed to improving the quality of life for those suffering from Dementia
www.dementiacarematters.com

Stirling University

Dementia Services Development Centre is a registered charity based at the university, which seeks to improve the understanding of dementia and the standard of care for dementia patients
www.dementia.stir.ac.uk

Other

Healthcall Optical

Healthcall Optical specialise in home eye care services, including advice on enhancing vision and avoiding falls. Experienced mobile opticians perform a full range of optical services in our care homes, and can offer free eye sight tests for our residents as well as those caring for a loved one at home.
www.healthcalloptical.co.uk

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