Wales Council of the Blind

Older people

Definition: Usually defined as people aged 65 and over (although definitions vary)

Category: adult social care

Credit: Department of Health

Source: Glossary of Adult Social Care Terms


Services mentioning Older people

Friendly AdvantAGE - (Glamorgan Voluntary Services) Befriending

The project offers a range of befriending services to reduce loneliness and isolation and improve the wellbeing of older people in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Managing Better - (Care and Repair Cymru) Housing

Managing Better is a free, cross-tenure, home visiting service offering practical help for older people with sensory loss, dementia, or who have had a stroke. Their dedicated Managing Better Caseworkers will visit your home and provide vital information and practical help to enable you to live as freely and safely as possible. They can provide adaptations to your home that are necessary if you are suffering from sight loss, hearing loss, dementia or have had a stroke.

Library records mentioning Older people

National Minimum Standards for Care Homes for Older People - Supplementary Guidance - Visual Impairment Guidance - [Library Type]

This supplementary guidance to the National Minimum Standards for Older People provides additional advice to inspectors when interpreting the relevant standards for visually impaired people.

Sight loss in older people: the essential guide for general practice Guidance - [Library Type]

This guide provides professionals working in general practice with a text to help them recognise sight loss and update their knowledge on the links between sight loss and other common health conditions. It also highlights the need and routes for early detection and appropriate referral, and suggest how services provided by general practices can be made more accessible for older people with sight loss.