Internet illiterate elderly are not getting the benefits they deserve

Internet illiterate elderly are not getting the benefits they deserve

We’ve all experienced the struggle of trying to teach an elderly loved one how to use a computer or navigate the internet.

Despite the frustration, many people don’t realise how teaching the elderly population fundamental online skills has the potential to change their lives for the better.

This is particularly true when it comes to being able to access financial support. A recent study conducted by Age UK found that 41% of councils across the UK only offer access to certain benefits, such as housing benefit and council tax reduction, via online forms. This means that those who don’t have access, or don’t know how to use either a computer or the internet, will miss out on claiming financial aid.

With more and more services migrating to the online world, it’s a reality that many elderly people are not able to access the applications to benefits they so desperately need.

How can Better Healthcare Services help?

With our specialised and bespoke services, we can help your elderly loved one get the benefits they deserve. Whether your family member requires permanent live-in care or just daily home care visits, our carers can be there to assist them with daily tasks as well as be there to offer companionship and emotional support.

Other than helping them to surf the net, our carers will help your loved one with a number of tasks, including:

  • Washing and dressing
  • Getting in and out of bed
  • Meal preparation and cooking
  • Shopping
  • Supervising medication and collecting prescriptions
  • Light housework and gardening
  • Hospital or doctor visits
  • Outings, companionship and social care

We take pride in being able to provide trained and highly skilled carers who are dedicated to the work they do. When your loved one signs up to receive a tailored care package from us, we’ll do our best to pair them with a carer who is the perfect match; someone who has similar values and who has the necessary experience to take care of them. There will also always be a local care manager available to listen to any concerns you may have, so if we don’t get your carer right the first time, we will work on finding you someone more suited.

Call us today on 020 7929 2975 to find out how our bespoke care packages can transform the life of your elderly loved one. Alternatively, call your local Better Healthcare Services office directly: