Around Six Million Over 65s Have Had Mental Health Issues Triggered By The Pandemic, Finds Age UK

Posted on 31 August 2021

The wellbeing and health of older people has been heavily impacted during the pandemic, finds research conducted by Age UK in January and February 2021. Results found around six million over 65s were experiencing anxiety, low moods and depression for the first time, and nearly four and a half million over 60s said they could not walk as far. Many also said they had lost confidence in going outside of the home to go about daily tasks.

This indicates the importance of care at home for the elderly to resume normality. Demand for care at home services is growing across the county so award winning homecare provider has opened it’s fourth branch in Wiltshire. Chippenham has been added to the existing services in Devizes, Salisbury and Trowbridge.

Alina Homecare’s Chippenham Branch Manager, Katherine Attwood said, “We understand the huge impact the pandemic has had on the elderly – both physically and mentally, and we’re here to help. Our high quality compassionate care that promotes independence and aims to rebuild personal confidence is very important to us. We’re here to support people to live their best lives.”

Operations Director, Justine Pickford said, “We are thrilled to be bringing the “Alina Homecare Difference” to residents of Chippenham and surrounding areas. The team are providing our renowned award-winning care to local people living in their own homes delivered with our core values: quality, integrity and respect.”

The branch is located on Bumpers Way, Chippenham. Residents living in Box, Brinkworth, Bushton, Castle Combe, Cleverton, Colerne, Corsham, Grittenham, Hullavington, Lacock, Lower Seagry, Lyneham, New Zealand, Royal Wootton Bassett, Slaughterford & Sutton Benger can now access Alina Homecare’s full range of services.