Keeping Well at Home

Support and advice for older people isolating at home

Keeping Well at Home: A Booklet

Posted: 22 June 2020 · Practice news

The Keeping Well at Home printed booklet is for older people who are digitally excluded. This free resource is specifically targeted at those who are currently unable to go outside, or have limited or no access to online resources.

The booklet contains practical information on:

  • home exercises
  • mental wellbeing
  • how to stay connected to others
  • nutrition and hydration

There are lots of ideas and suggestions to keep well at home in the booklet. Together we can support and protect each other by looking after ourselves at this time. It is written for those with less or no access to online resources.

The national response to Covid-19 has relied heavily on digital technologies to keep members of the public up-to-date on the latest government advice and provide support for those asked to self-isolate. The move from face-to-face interaction towards digital communication disproportionately excludes older people – one of the groups hardest hit by Covid-19 – many of whom do not have access to the internet or have been trained how to use it.

Please download, print and distribute the booklet, and we hope you find it helpful and share it with your friends, family and community.

The booklet has been made available with kind permission from the University of Manchester.

Academy Medical Centre

We are one of the largest GP practices in Tayside, Scotland, with approximately 10,000 patients on our list.

The surgery is open Monday to Friday from 8am - 6pm (except public holidays).

Academy Medical Centre
Academy Street
Forfar
DD8 2HA
Tel: 01307 462316
Email: academymc.tayside@nhs.scot