Choosing care: Your Options
For many people over the age of 50, the need to reach decisions on care for elderly family members will be one of the key life stages you have to face, when your loved ones are no longer capable of expressing their needs and wants.
Gateway to Care
Gateway to Care is Calderdale Council’s specialist team of Social Care Advisors, Clinical Advisors and Social Workers. They are available to offer you advice with your social care needs.
Mobility equipment from Age UK
Age UK run a shop, hire and service facility from their Mobility Centre in Halifax Woolshops. The well-stocked shop offers a range of mobility options as well as mobility living aids, stairlifts and walk-in baths and showers.
Meals on Wheels
Park Care Meals is a family run Yorkshire based “Meals on Wheels” service that has been established since 1995. They deliver 7 days a week, 365 days a year to households across Calderdale.
Community Care Alarm Service
If you are worried about a fall at home, Calderdale Council, in partnership with Progress Lifeline, offer 2 types of community alarms which offers direct access to a Contact Centre from your home.
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