Homecare Blog

Homecare Blog

Relationship based homecare

Relationship based homecare is an innovative type of care organized around the needs of the care recipient and his or her family, rather than around the completion of a predefined set of tasks. Relationship-based home care is often also referred … Read More

Your mental health #little things

#Littlethings is the national mental health and wellbeing campaign by the HSE and a coalition of more than 30 partner organisations. The campaign focuses on sharing evidence-based, simple and powerful day-to-day steps – little things that we can all do … Read More

Lonliness Task Force

It is well known that loneliness and social isolation are some of the greatest public health risks of today. While much of the research focuses on loneliness in the elderly, loneliness is now as prevalent in the young as it … Read More

Driving and Dementia

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland has a very useful factsheet on Driving and Dementia, which can be downloaded in full by clicking on this link: download. There are three key steps you must take after you’ve been diagnosed with dementia, … Read More

Seven spring time activities for older people

Now that Storm Emma is well and truly behind us and we are in to mid March, it’s time to start embracing spring!  There are lots of fun spring time activities for older people: here’s a list of seven to … Read More

Late night Pharmacies in South Dublin

Your pharmacist is a healthcare professional who can assist you with your health concerns quickly. They can offer you information about treatments, explanations on medication interactions and much more. They will also guide you to other health professionals or community … Read More

Practical Skills for Family Carers

The HSE’s Older Persons Integrated Care Team is running a course on “Practical Skills for Family Carers” in Clonskeagh Hospital, Dublin 6.  The course runs for seven sessions from January 23rd to 6 March 2018 from 2pm to 3pm. This … Read More

Understand Together Winter 2017 newsletter

The HSE’s National Dementia Office has launched its Understand Together Winter 2017 Newsletter.  The complete newsletter can be downloaded here. The main Understand Together news items are as follows: Home care services play an important role in enabling people with … Read More

Hip Fractures

On average 10 people per day in Ireland suffer hip fractures, the majority are older females. Delays in obtaining emergency surgery lead to poorer outcomes, according to expert Dr Emer Ahern. Listen to RTE’s Morning Ireland discussion, broadcast on 8 … Read More

Age related Macular Degeneration

AMD (Age related Macular Degeneration) is a condition that can affect your eyes as you get older. In fact, in the over 50s, AMD the main reason for sight loss, with 7,000 new cases in Ireland every year AMD affects … Read More