Homecare Blog

Homecare Blog

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

Increase in the State Pension

There have been some positive indications from the government over the summer about a further increase in the State pension. In July, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  said that the government intends to increase the pension in this year’s Budget, which would … Read More

Carers Allowance

The Carers Allowance is a payment for carers on low incomes who look after certain people, usually Older People, who need full-time care and attention. It should not be confused with the Carer’s Benefit, which is a payment made to … Read More

Pet Therapy for Dementia Sufferers

The first reported use of therapy animals dates back to the 1800s when Florence Nightingale observed that small animals helped ease distress among patients in residential health settings.  Pet Therapy for Demenia sufferers has become much more recognised in the … Read More