Homecare Blog

Homecare Blog

Alzheimer Society “First steps after diagnosis” brochure

The Irish Dementia Working Group, in conjunction with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, has published a useful booklet entitled “I have dementia … first steps after diagnosis”.  The booklet is for people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another … Read More

Sponsorship of Cabinteely Mini World Cup

Heritage Homecare is proud to be one of the sponsors of the 2015 Cabinteely Mini World Cup, being held in Kilbogget Park, Cabinteely from 2 – 13 June.  This year there are over 1,100 kids aged 5 up to 13 … Read More

Book recommendation: Ageing and Caring

Professor Des O’Neill’s excellent book called Ageing and Caring – A guide for later life, is a great source of information for all older people, their families and carers.  Professor O’Neill is a Consultant Geriatrician at Tallaght Hospital, and is … Read More

Physiotherapy following an operation

Older people often need physiotherapy following an operation or injury, or for a chronic muscular condition related to ageing. Surgical procedures for the older adult are becoming more common, particularly knee replacement and hip replacement operations, and physio is always … Read More

Friends of the Elderly

Friends of the Elderly is a voluntary, non-denominational organisation that works to alleviate loneliness and isolation by providing friendship and social contact for the aged 65 and older population of Dublin. Visiting elderly people who feel alone is the most … Read More

Nursing Home versus Homecare Seminar Blackrock

The second of our Seminars on Fair Deal and Homecare was held in the Parish Centre, St John the Baptist Church, Blackrock on Monday last, January 26th.  The seminar was arranged in conjunction with Belmont Nursing Home, Stillorgan.  The information … Read More

keeing warm at home

Keeping Warm at Home

Keeping warm at home during the winter can be hard for anyone, but particularly for older people or those with a long-term illness.  The HSE has produced a useful information booklet called “Keep Well and Warm”, which includes the following … Read More

Some information about Living Wills in Ireland

An Advance Care Directive, also often called a “Living Will”, can be defined as a statement about the kind and extent of medical or surgical treatment you want in the future, on the assumption that you will not be able … Read More

Fair Deal versus Homecare Seminar in Dalkey

Heritage Homecare, in conjunction with Killiney Grove Nursing Home, organised a very successful Seminar on Fair Deal versus Homecare in Our Lady’s Hall, Dalkey on 6 October last.  There was a great turnout on the night.  Attendees were welcomed by … Read More

Protection of Vulnerable Older Adults

The Government through the Health Service Executive has recently issued a HSE Elder Abuse Policy which is aimed at helping to prevent the abuse of vulnerable older adults either in their homes or in residential institutions. Elder abuse is defined … Read More