Homecare Blog

Recognising Sepsis in Older People

September is Sepsis awareness month, but most of us don’t know much about this disease or in particular about recognising sepsis in older people. But older people, particularly those who have health issues, are even more susceptible to sepsis than … Read More

Why older people find hot weather more difficult

Have you ever wondered why older people find hot weather more difficult than younger or middle aged people ? Why is that  our ability to cope with the effects of high temperatures, high humidity and hot sun goes down as … Read More

Music Therapy

Did you know that music therapy has been used to treat people of all ages to overcome symptoms of depression, anxiety and loneliness for a number of years?  However, after recent scientific research was conducted on its benefits, music therapy … Read More

Stroke – what you should know

Did you know that one in six people will have a stroke at some time in their life?   Most are over 65, but stroke can strike at any age. Even young people and children can be affected. It’s a … Read More

healthy eating for older adults

Healthy Eating for Older Adults

As you get older, it’s important you continue to eat well. A good diet can help you manage conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. The body becomes less efficient at absorbing and using many … Read More

6 Way To Reduce The Risk of Falls in the Home

Most common causes of falls within the home can be easily prevented by creating a safe living space. This does not mean you need to make a complete change to your home but rather a few basic changes.  Remove any … Read More

Adapting your home for a loved one with Alzheimer’s

Over 64,000 people are currently living with dementia in Ireland and this number is expected to almost double over the next 15 years, to 113,000 in 2036. Many care facilities can support the needs of many seniors with dementia, but … Read More

The Science of Health and Happiness

The Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (RCSI) is currently running a free 10 week online Public Course called The Science of Health and Happiness.    This is a practical course, consisting of 10 pre-recorded online lectures, presented at a … Read More