Many of us advise, support or care for an ageing parent, relative or friend. Equally as we grow older, we need to look after ourselves and plan our future
2.4 million over 75 live alone. The sandwich generation, bringing up children and caring for older parents, is permanently squeezed.
“The sandwich generation is time short and need answers quickly to the practical aspects of growing older”, says Stuart Seymour of www.ElderlyCareForum.co.uk, “this forum is the place where visitors ask questions on challenges and problems that they are facing. Other visitors respond by sharing their experience, views and suggestions. In this way, visitors are helping each other to manage, often complicated and emotional situations, by drawing upon the knowledge and experience of an extensive network of like-minded people”.
Many of us advise, support or care for an ageing parent, relative or friend. Equally as we grow older, we need to look after ourselves and plan our future.
It can be daunting to have to make decisions which are potentially life changing, whether medical, living, lifestyle or wellbeing. Knowing what to do can only come from the experience of dealing with particular situations.
Stuart Seymour continues, “as most of us only deal with growing older once or twice, as individuals, we don't have the practical experience; and people just don’t know where to look for help. Instead of learning, interpreting and deducing at every step, www.ElderlyCareForum.co.uk is designed to facilitate access to potentially thousands of ordinary people who have relevant experience”
There are many official websites including the NHS, government and charities which are informative on a wide range of subjects. But what is lacking, is the practical aspects of getting things done. For example:
• Mum tripped over at home - should she continue to live at home or move to a care home?
• How do I deal with dad’s Alzheimer’s?
• How lonely is my mum – in her home all day, everyday?
The central focus of the website is six forums (1) Living and care at home, (2) Care and nursing homes, (3) Medical conditions and issues, (4) Money matters, (5) Security and staying safe, (6) Supporting the carers
In addition to the forums, the site incorporates voting on experiences, news feed on elderly care issues and bespoke articles. Examples of articles are Obtaining gifts from the elderly: fraud?, Alzheimer’s Disease, Choosing a care home before it’s needed and Who cares about the carers?
www.ElderlyCareForum.co.uk – sharing experience
For further information, email Media@ElderlyCareForum.co.uk
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