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Nursing Homes Ireland is issuing a rallying call for people to recognise and celebrate nursing home residents and those providing care in nursing homes in our local communities.
A special fundraiser in memory of respite pioneer Helen Hughes will take place in the Clayton Hotel on Saturday.
If you are a family carer, a new free guidebook is available in Athlone this Friday.
Trialogue is an open forum for discussion on mental health issues. Users of mental health services, carers, health care professionals, their friends and everyone in the community are welcome. A Trialogue group is a neutral space where communities can gather to develop their understanding of mental health issues, the challenges of maintaining mental health and to transform thinking on developing better services and healthy communities.
Clarenbridge Nursing Home, Ballygarriff, Craughwell, Co Galway is a purpose built private nursing home. The proprietors of Clarenbridge Nursing Home are Denis McElligott and Pat Kennedy; they have three other nursing homes in the group. These are Abbott Close in Askeaton, Killeline in Newcastlewest, and Windmill in Churchtown.
A local advocate with the patient support group Patient Focus says it is important to remember that nursing homes are not institutions but “homes from homes” for people.
“Horrific” cases involving the abuse of elderly and vulnerable residents in some Irish nursing homes over the years have hammered home to families the importance of speaking out if concerns arise, according to the former chairperson of the HSE’s regional health forum, Galway Cllr Padraig Conneely.
A new text reminder service, introduced recently at Galway University Hospitals, aims to reduce the number of people who do not show up for hospital outpatient appointments.
“The home care sector in Ireland is expected to care for an increasing number of older people as a result of the recent waiting list crisis for the Fair Deal Scheme,” says Jonathan Acton, general manager of Home Instead Senior Care in Westmeath.
Health Care Informed (HCI), based in Galway and Dublin, international provider of patient safety and quality improvement support services, has been appointed as advisor to the Supreme Council of Health (SCH), Qatar.