Caring for an older person can have practical, financial and emotional challenges, especially if you are an older carer yourself.
Caring for an older adult can be completely different from caring for a younger adult. Older people are more likely to have long-term conditions, complex care needs and to require medication. Older people are more likely to have hearing or vision problems, and to develop mental health problems.
Brent Carers Centre offers an extensive range of information and advice services on all aspects of caring responsibilities, for carers of all ages (including older carers). If you are not familiar with our services have a look at our What We Do page.
If you REGISTER YOUR DETAILS WITH US, which is free of charge, we can keep you up-to-date with developments of our services, local news, events, activities and consultations. Contact Us to register and/or for further information.
Other Online Resources Available
In addition to the services offered by Brent Carers Centre there are a number of other local and national voluntary organisations that also offer services, and you can find a detailed list on our Local Services page (selecting the filter option “Older People”). Here are just a few of these additional services:
Age UK Brent. Provide a range of services designed to improve the lives of older people in Brent.
Carers Trust. Provide information and advice on all matters relating to caring.
Carers UK. A national charity that provides information and advice on all matters relating to caring.
Independent Age. Provide an information and advice service for older people, their families and carers, to get the best care and support for older people whether it is in their own home, in hospital or in a care home.
The Silver Line. A free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Ten Top Tips for tackling difficult conversations with your parents. Centra guide to help families talk to their parents (and other relatives) at risk of covering up problems and putting their health in danger, get the support they need.