Homecare Blog

Homecare Blog

Carers’ Christmas Party 2016

This year we moved our Carers’ party to the local Haddington Hotel, overlooking the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire.  We were welcomed with a glass of Prosecco and then some festive party food.  Thanks to Rachel for compiling a great … Read More

Understand Together Dementia Campaign

Dementia Understand Together, a new campaign to increase awareness of dementia, was launched last Monday 24th October 2016 at City Hall in Dublin.  It is a public support, awareness and information campaign aimed at inspiring people from all sections of … Read More

How to apply for a HSE Home Care Package

Heritage Homecare is approved to provide Home Care packages to Older People in the HSE regions of Dun Laoghaire and Dublin South East.  Below is some information on how to apply for a HSE Home Care package: What is a … Read More

State Pension Entitlements

There are three main types of State Pension Entitlements that most older people are entitled to: the Contributory State Pension; the Non-Contributory State Pension and the Widow / Widowers’ Contributory Pension. The Contributory State Pension This is a pension paid … Read More

I’d prefer to stay at home

A recent study by the Irish Association of Social Workers and others, entitled “I’d prefer to stay at home” has found that the strong preference of older people is to remain living at home for as long as possible, receiving … Read More

Making your home dementia friendly

There are lots of low-cost changes you can make to your home if you or a loved-one is living with Dementia.  Below are some general tips for making your home dementia friendly that you will hopefully find useful: Use daylight … Read More

HSE funded Respite Care in Dun Laoghaire Area

Respite Care for Older People  is a resource that provides a temporary break for a family or an informal carer.   If you or your family member is in receipt of a Home Care Package funded by the HSE, then you … Read More

Doorstep security for Older People

Doorstep security is about protecting yourself against people calling to your door with criminal or abusive intentions.   ‘Bogus callers’, ‘rogue traders’ or ‘distraction burglars’ can be male, female, old or young, and may come individually or in a group. By … Read More

TILDA study proves you are as old as you feel

The Irish LongituDinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) is a large-scale, nationally representative, longitudinal study on ageing in Ireland. TILDA collects information on all aspects of health, economic and social circumstances from people aged 50 and over in a series of … Read More