Older People's Services

COVID-19 remote monitoring support for older people with mental ill-health and their carers

The TIHM Monitoring Service is a new, free NHS service that is remotely monitoring the health of older people with mental ill-health and their carers during Covid-19.

The service, which is currently accepting referrals, is free of charge and available to people of any age diagnosed with dementia or mild cognitive impairment and people aged 65 and over who have a diagnosis of depression and/or anxiety.

View our TIHM Monitoring Page for more information.

COVID Resources for Seniors

COVID-19 Resources for Older Adults & Caregivers

Website: www.ncoa.org/covid-19-resources-for-older-adults

East Surrey Walkers

This sociable group’s primary aim is to enjoy walking in the countryside, enjoying an interesting variety of scenery.

Website: www.eastsurreywalkers.org.uk

Guide to Home Modifications to Prevent Falls

From Minor to Major: The Complete Guide to Home Modifications to Prevent Seniors From Falling

Website: www.bigrentz.com/guide-home-modifications-prevent-seniors-falling

How to Safely Pick up a Senior After a Fall

Falls are a common occurrence for seniors, and, as many caregivers know, they can be very frightening. Once the initial shock wears off, family members are often left wondering how to get an aging loved one back on their feet. The answer to this question depends on a variety of factors, the most important being whether the person was injured in the fall. When in doubt, it’s always safest to call 911 for help.

Website: www.agingcare.com/pick-up-a-senior-after-a-fall

Reengage

A free service for anyone over-75 who lives alone and feels they could do with a friendly phone call every week or two. To be eligible for a call companion you should be aged 75 or over, living alone or in sheltered housing and have difficulty getting out in normal times.

Website: Reengage

Silver Line

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

Telephone: 0800 4 70 80 90

Website: www.thesilverline.org.uk

Age UK Surrey

Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. Free, confidential advice is available on the phone, along with help at home and affordable counselling.

Facebook:@AgeUKSurrey

Twitter:@AgeUKSurrey

Telephone: 01483 503414

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

Fall Prevention

For older adults, a fall can trigger a series of events that ultimately result in declining health and a loss of independence. Fortunately, most falls are preventable.

Website: www.acl.gov/FallsPrevention

Guildford Carers Support Group

The peer support group gives people the opportunity to meet with others who understand some of what they are going through.

Telephone: 01932 855582

Website: www.dementiaroadmap.info

Legal Guide for Seniors

Legal Resources and Considerations for Seniors and Persons with Special Needs

Website: www.justgreatlawyers.com/legal-resources-considerations-seniors-special-needs

Self-help techniques and local support for older people

There’s a range of information, support and resources specifically targeting older people, which you do not have to speak with your GP about to access. Please visit the Healthy Surrey website to find out about self-help resources available in your local community.

Surrey Information Point for Older People

Groups and workshops specialising in services for older people in your local area.

Website: www.surreyinformationpoint.org.uk/older-people