Older People

Resources and services for Older People

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πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/care-homes

Charities with Coronavirus resource pages

Age UK Coronavirus resource page

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”— https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus/
This information page provides information for older people on Coronavirus, staying safe and well at home, and how to take care of an older person.

Alzheimer Scotland update page

πŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ³σ £σ ΄σ ΏπŸ”—https://www.alzscot.org/coronavirus-updatesΒ 
Alzheimer Scotland publishes updates on their actions and developments during the pandemic, and provides key resources centred on helping older people that are affected by dementia

Age Scotland Coronavirus resource Page

πŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ³σ £σ ΄σ ΏπŸ”—https://www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/information-advice/health-and-wellbeing/coronavirus/

Housing LIN Coronavirus information hub

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.housinglin.org.uk/Topics/browse/HealthandHousing/coronavirus-info-hub/
The Info Hub is split into three sections that signpost to relevant Housing LIN practice briefings, nationalΒ government guidelines and other usefulΒ information for the Housing for Older People sector.

HelpAge International

πŸŒŽπŸŒπŸ”—https://www.helpage.org/what-we-do/coronavirus-covid19/
Provides multi-language guides and materials for older persons, carers, policy makers and others working in sectors working with older persons. Includes advice on collecting pensions.

Support for older people


Vinay Gupta - Working to help dependent older people during the Coronavirus pandemic

πŸ“Ίhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uTKRZBKXmQ
Vinay Gupta highlights the issues around protection of older people during the pandemic, and puts together advice on how to practical ways to protect them.


Tips for the housing sector on supporting someone affected by dementia

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.housinglin.org.uk/Topics/type/Coronavirus-COVID-19-Tips-for-the-housing-sector-on-supporting-someone-affected-by-dementia/
This Housing LIN briefing sets out a number of top tips on supporting people affected by dementia during the Coronavirus pandemic.


Shielding Guidance


UK Government: Guidance on 'shielding' and protecting vulnerable people

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19
This is UK government official guidance on shielding and protecting vulnerable people during the pandemic.

Care planning for those that are at higher risk for COVID-19

πŸ“ΊπŸ”—https://reimagininghealth.com/a-difficult-conversation-about-covid-19-care-planning/
Advice for talking about care planning, for those who are especially susceptible to COVID-19

Digital Inclusion

See:

πŸ”—coronavirustechhandbook.com/digital-inclusion

April: how to volunteer to help older people

πŸ”— https://medium.com/@myapriluk/can-you-help-us-support-older-people-with-tech-52a53ca6819f
April is a tech support service designed for older people β€” to ensure older people make the best use of technology in situations like this

Birdie

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.birdie.care/
Provides care organisations a digital platform to organise care remotely.


Blooming Health: Daily SMS check-in for older people

πŸ”— https://gobloominghealth.com/covid-19-update/
Daily check-in service via SMS for seniors living alone and alerts for caregivers when seniors are in need of help.

Buddi

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.buddi.co.uk/
The buddi digital wristband is designed to keep older people and the people you care about in touch. Your wristband has alert buttons, a fall sensor, and works with your smart phone through a secure, personalised app where you select the people who you’d like to connect with.


CyberSeniors

πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ”— https://cyberseniors.org
Cyber-Seniors’ aims to improve digital literacy across generations and to connect people through the development and dissemination of resources that enable community organizations to provide tech-training for senior citizens using an intergenerational, youth volunteer model.

Feebris online check-up application

πŸ”—feebris.com/
The Feebris app helps carers identify health risks and deterioration in elderly people through a 10-minute online check-up.

Memohub

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://memohub.co.uk/
Motion sensors and an app allow users to check on older loved ones throughout the day. Family members or friends can use the app to keep up-to-date with the day-to-day activity of their loved ones.

MemoryLines

https://www.plantain.me/memorylines
Phone calling service with a professional interviewer for people to record their memories and provide companionship

VideoVisit

πŸ”— https://www.videovisitglobal.com/videovisit-home/
VideoVisit HOME is a remote home care service targeted specially to home care, rehabilitation and disability services. It allows remote caregivers to provide face-to-face support and companionship to the clients in their independent living at home.

Vox Recode: Ways to stay in touch and order shopping on the internet

πŸ”—https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/3/19/21185746/covid-19-seniors-apps-amazon-skype-food-delivery
How the Elderly can use Apps and Tech to maintain their lifestyle, implement social distancing, stay home, stay safe, maintain their health, promotes resilience during the pandemic.