All pages of this website can be printed by selecting the 'Print this page' button on the top right. Additional leaflets and factsheets you may find helpful are listed below.
Most of them are in Portable Document Format (PDF). To read PDF documents, you need to have Adobe Reader installed . This software is free to download and use.
Information about care services to support older people living in Scotland.
A range of factsheets about help for people with dementia, their families and carers.
Leaflet from the Scottish Government about how to apply for direct payments to enable you to purchase your own care services.
A booklet from the Department for Work and Pensions about the benefits available for older people in Scotland.
Information for people affected by stroke, their families and carers covering subjects including health, care and financial assistance.
Leaflet from Health Rights Information Scotland that tells you what you can expect from the NHS, and what the NHS expects of you.
This leaflet from Health Rights information Scotland explains how to complain using the NHS complaints procedure.
A leaflet that explains your rights to know who holds personal information about you. This person or organisation is called the data controller.
This leaflet tells you about your right to make decisions about your care and treatment. You can accept or refuse any treatment, examinations or tests, and you can decide whether to take part in research.
A leaflet about your right to be involved in decisions about the health care of the adult you care for (this is a guide for paid and unpaid carers of all ages).
You have the right to see or have a copy of your health records. This leaflet is for people who use the NHS in Scotland.
If you have a UK passport and you live abroad, this section tells you how you can get health care from the NHS when you are in Scotland.
Information on how to get health care from the NHS when you visit Scotland.
This book contains information and advice for people who care for someone in the middle to late stages of dementia (moderate to severe dementia).
Health Scotland booklet looking at ways of preventing falls - care of eyesight, feet, activity and coordination, balance and strength, creating a safer home, what to do if you fall, and where to get help.
The Scottish Government has produced two publications to assist you in understanding what you are entitled to and what help is available with costs.
Scottish Government leaflet to advise carers to sources of support and advice and advertise the new legislative measures for carers contained in the Community Care & Health (Scotland) Act 2002.
This Scottish Government guide offers advice to people who are thinking about being in charge of their own social care support, or who are already doing so, but have questions about the process.
Leaflet from Alzheimer Scotland explaining how to and where get help if you are caring for someone with dementia.
This Scottish Government leaflet provides advice on preparing for health care appointments and asking questions during appointments. Questions concern diagnosis, tests and treatment. There is also a checklist and a space for notes.
This leaflet provides information about maintaining good health during winter. It offers advice on getting financial help, saving energy and money and staying well.
last updated 26/08/2013