Our 8 care home quality indicators

Deciding to make the move into a care home is a big decision. There are a lot of things to think about all at once, and it can be difficult to know what questions to ask or how to quickly judge a really good care home. That’s why, at Independent Age, we’ve been...

Prepare your home for winter

These beautiful Autumn days won’t last forever. To borrow a phrase from a fairly popular TV show, winter is coming, meaning now is the perfect time to conduct an MOT on your home in preparation for the colder months. We’ve got the key 7 things to check...

Care homes

It can be difficult to know where to turn when you are considering moving into a care home and the number of decisions you need to think through can seem overwhelming. As an older people’s charity, we have created a number of advice guides along with a handy checklist...

Assisted living in the UK

There once were only a small number of limited options available to anybody needing or considering care in later life. Yet recently a rapidly ageing population here in the UK has led to a number of innovative new solutions which have been developed to suit different...

Summer Wise factsheet

While the summer may lift our spirits, older people can suffer adverse effects on their health during the hot weather and can be more vulnerable to illnesses such as heatstroke, heat exhaustion and dehydration. Changes in our bodies as we age mean we’re less...

5 steps to find a care home

Having to find a care home for you or a loved one is one of the most important things you will do and getting this right is key to a comfortable life in your later years. At UK Care guide, we have set out, in detail, the 5 steps that you need to go through to find a...