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Local public encouraged to help family carers in crisis

Family Carers Ireland is expressing their gratitude to all those who have supported their national ‘Paws for a Cause’ fundraising walk/run and awareness campaign, which has raised over €25,000 to date.

Affordable Live-in Homecare allowed my mother to be cared for at home

In 2013, Tom Quinlan was working as a primary school teacher. His mother Ann, had been struggling with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) for many years. In September 2013 Ann’s condition deteriorated to such an extent that she ended up in intensive care in hospital. After several weeks of excellent care and attention, she was well enough to be discharged. The discharge coordinator gave Tom’s family a choice: a nursing home or a private visiting care service.

Athlone IT receives significant funding for research and development projects

Significant funding has been allocated to Athlone Institute of Technology towards the purchase of equipment to carry out vital Research and Development projects, Longford/Westmeath Fine Gael Deputy, Peter Burke, confirmed this week.

Essential tips on caring for carers during COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19 has brought about unprecedented challenges for the country’s growing population of carers.

Free online dementia training for Family Carers

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With the outbreak of Coronavirus being declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, people worldwide are facing a major challenge. Coronavirus has significantly affected all of our lives, but it is also challenging our ability to adapt and be resilient.

Family Carers call for implementation of vital support measures

Family Carers Ireland has received a significant number of calls to itsNational Freephone Careline (1800 24 07 24) from family carers asking what might happen should they or their loved one contract the Covid-19 virus or be forced to self-isolate.

Provisions for childcare must include unpaid carers says O'Reilly

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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.

Westmeath’s family carers to be recognised during events week

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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.

GP cards and respite care to support Galway carers and people with disabilities, says Cannon

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GP visit cards and extra funding for respite care will help carers and people with disabilities in Galway, Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon said last evening.

Caring for the carers

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Angela Geoghegan arrived at her daughter Carmel's house in Oughterard one winter's day carrying a little suitcase. The former confectioner was 84 years of age and suffering from vascular dementia. She never went home.

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