Homecare Blog

Homecare Blog

Tips for staying healthy at home

The most common advice given to older people for staying healthy is very similar to that given to people of all ages.  Below we have compiled what we think are the most useful tips for older people for staying healthy … Read More

Mobility and personal care aids

Our customers sometimes ask us where they can source mobility and personal care aids for themselves or a family member.  We have found that the best supplier of such products in South Dublin is Phelans Medical and Mobility Supplies, located … Read More

Emergency Pendants

Emergency Pendants are a really good idea for all older people living alone, to avoid the risk of not being able to call for help if you have a fall or an emergency health issue.   Basic telecare systems, as they … Read More

Cooking at Home

Providing our clients with tasty nutritious meals and snacks by cooking at home is a key element of the excellent homecare service that we aim to provide. It’s important to be aware that while our senses of taste and smell … Read More

Household Benefits Package

The Household Benefits Package is a payment from the state to help with the cost of electricity or gas, and also for your TV licence.  The package is available to everyone in the state over 70 years of age and … Read More

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