Homecare Blog

Homecare Blog

Osteoporosis in Older People

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that affects the strength and thickness of bones, which makes the bones more fragile and is often not diagnosed until multiple fractures (broken bones) have occurred. According to the Irish Osteoporosis Society the disease affects … Read More

Flu Vaccine

The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the 3 strains of flu virus recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the strains most likely to be circulating this season. You should get your flu vaccination from September to be covered … Read More

Dun Laoghaire Active Retirement Jubilee

The Dun Laoghaire Active Retirement Association celebrated their jubilee anniversary on 7 September, and welcomed the recent findings from ‘Towards an Age-Friendly Ireland: Ageism and Older People in 2018’, which highlighted that Ireland is improving when it comes to ageism … Read More

National Centre for the Protection of Older People

The National Centre for the Protection of Older People (NCPOP) is an organisation based in UCD and who’s aim is to undertake a programme of research into elder abuse in Ireland.  The centre is funded by the Health Service Executive … Read More

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