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A city councillor has warned that if St Francis’ public nursing home in the city is closed she fears for the future of other public facilities, such as St Anne’s Community Nursing Home in Clifden, Aras Mhuire in Tuam, Aras Ronan on the Aran Islands and Units 5 and 6 in Merlin Park Hospital as well as Clifden District Hospital.
Transition year students from Calasanctius College in Oranmore, and residents from the Village Nursing Care Centre in Craughwell, are currently participating in a five week intergenerational project designed to bring young and old together for the purpose of learning from each other.
Community nursing homes in the county could face closure if the warnings given by the Minister for Health Dr James Reilly come to fruition. Dr Reilly remarked earlier this week at a Fine Gael and Labour parliamentary party that cuts in the forthcoming budget could results in the closure of 40 nursing homes, the closing of 1,000 hospital beds, and the hotly debated issue of a €50 medical card charge.
The Village Nursing Care Centre in Craughwell was last week announced as a finalist for the second annual NHI Care Awards.
There has been increased pressure placed on the Health Services Executive this week to fully explain the reasoning behind its decision to close a city nursing home, a decision which has attracted wide-spread criticism and prompted objectors to launch a campaign which has so far received more than 10,000 signatures.
Sonas Village, located at Cloghanboy, Athlone promotes independent living in a friendly and safe environment.
Research from Home Instead Senior Care in Mayo reveals 80 per cent of seniors report the importance of living in their own homes. Over three-quarters of decision makers (normally the adult daughter caring for ageing parents) indicate it is ‘extremely’ or ‘very important’ for seniors to remain at home.
A number of Good Samaritans have come forward offering to make the necessary refurbishments to St Francis’ public nursing home in Upper Newcastle to save it from closure.
There has been another twist in the unfolding tale of Kilkenny’s Avondale Nursing Home, which was permanently closed this week by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).
I think everyone is breathing a sigh of relief knowing that all the former residents of the Avondale Nursing Home in Callan have now been moved to new facilities. One can only hope that the care that they are receiving in their new homes is of a high quality and that they are happy in their new environment.