Elderly Care

Fall Prevention

Falls are the single biggest cause of accidental injuries in the home. While they can affect people of all ages, they are most common and tend to be more serious for people in later life.

Maintaining an active lifestyle and keeping good levels of strength and balance can reduce your chances of having a fall. Knowing about hazards in the home is also important, so you can make some quick, simple changes to address them.

Website: www.rospa.com/falls-prevention

Adult Care and Health

Adult care services provided by Plymouth Council.

Website: www.plymouth.gov.uk

Dementia

Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.

Telephone: 0800 888 6678

Website: www.dementiauk.org

Western Locality Resource Hub

This is a central source of information about healthcare in West Devon. In the resource hub you’ll find advice and instructions about medical conditions, treatments, medications, care options and hospital details. Discover a range of videos, links, articles and supportive documents that will help you find the answer you’re looking for.

Website: www.westerndevon.info

Age UK

Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. They believe in a world where everyone can love later life and they work every day to achieve this.

Telephone: 0800 169 2081

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

Silver Line

Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.

Telephone: 0800 4708 090

Website: www.thesilverline.org.uk