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Government consultations about providing subsidies for those using childminders are concerned with the needs of families, but "purely concerned with the tax take" this could yield.
The decision by the HSE to close the home help scheme to new entrants will trap carers in their homes and leave them unable to access a break from the 24/7 care they provide, according to local TD Denis Naughten, the Deputy adding that the announcement will “lead to a situation where families will have no choice but to admit older people to long term nursing home care”.
While continuing his local election canvass, Athlone Sinn Féin candidate, Padraig Hegarty has noted a common theme emerging pertaining to the treatment of carers.
The 12th National Carers Week, presently ongoing, recognises the contribution of Ireland’s 360,000 Family Carers, with events being held throughout Ireland from 11 to 17 June.
I care full-time for a relative with a disability and I have applied for Carer’s Allowance. Although I am not yet aged 66 would I be entitled to a free travel pass, if I qualify for this allowance?
An informal meeting for people living with someone who has had a stroke or mini stroke will take place on Thursday November 3 from 7pm to 9pm at the Croi heart and stroke centre in Newcastle.
More than 50,000 people in Ireland are caregivers for elderly parents and relatives; that’s almost one third of the adult population. The caregiving role can be rewarding, but it’s also one of high stress and low recognition and can cause family strain.
The healthcare sector in Ireland has witnessed significant changes in the past 10 years. Increased regulation now means carers and healthcare workers are required to obtain FETAC/QQI accredited courses to work in the care sector.
If you are a family carer, a new free guidebook is available in Athlone this Friday.