Homecare Blog

Homecare Blog

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

Talk on Fair Deal and Homecare in Milltown

Talk on Fair Deal and Homecare in Milltown: Our latest Fair Deal seminar took place in Milltown Parish Centre last night, Thursday 28 January 2016.  A crowd of around 60 attendees listened first to an explanation of the Fair Deal … Read More

Carers’ Christmas get-together

We held a very successful get-together for our Carers in the Talbot Hotel, formerly the Stillorgan Park Hotel, on Thursday 10th December.  Guests were greeted with a glass of Prosecco, followed by afternoon tea.  Presentations were made to Carers: a … Read More