Homecare Blog

Homecare Blog

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

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