Homecare Blog

Sage advocacy

Ed CrottyUncategorized

SAGE –  Support and Advocacy Service for Older People aims to deliver a representative advocacy service to older people.  Its mission is ‘to promote and protect the rights, freedoms and dignity of older people by developing support and advocacy services … Read More

TED video on prevention of Alzheimers

Ed CrottyUncategorized

This short TED talk video by Lisa Genova, the author of the novel Still Alice, attempts to explain some of the science behind what in our brains causes Alzeimers and what we can do to prevent it.  At just under … Read More

Osteoporosis in Older People

Ed CrottyUncategorized

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

Ed CrottyUncategorized

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

Ed CrottyUncategorized

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

Relationship based homecare

Ed CrottyUncategorized

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

Ed CrottyUncategorized

#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

Ed CrottyUncategorized

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