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Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Friends of the Elderly is calling on the support of the public to stop and think about an older family member, friend or neighbour and help alleviate the fear they are facing during this difficult time.
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”.
An elderly man who was discharged from a public hospital recently without family support or respite services was found in a "bad state" that night by a home help.
Sonas Nursing Homes is one of the leading providers of care to an ever-growing elderly population in Ireland today.
Fianna Fáil Deputy for Roscommon-Galway, Eugene Murphy, has called for free space in State-run nursing homes to be used to alleviate pressure on emergency departments.
The owner of Home Instead Senior Care in Galway has called on the Government to extend the Fair Deal nursing home scheme to be extended to allow it to cover the costs of home care.
Stroke is Ireland's biggest killer after cancer and heart disease, resulting in 2,000 deaths and 7,000 hospitalisations a year, but many strokes are preventable and treatable, and recognising signs and symptoms early are vital.
Mullingar-based home care company, Home Instead Senior Care, was named winner of the Quality Care Award at the national home care conference recently in Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny.
An investment of €3.3 million is to be made in Áras Mhuire Community Nursing Unit in Tuam over the next five years. The money will go towards replacing facilities and providing nursing home beds that comply to HIQA standards by 2021.
Age Action has described the HSE service plan announced last week as very disappointing, saying it will do little to assist older people who need long-term care and support.