Homecare Blog

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

Tips To Help Seniors Stay Warm During The Winter

Winter can be a difficult time for people, especially for elderly seniors. As we age, our ability to acclimatise to cold weather may change and we may feel more sensitive to cold weather.  There are a number of  things to … 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

COVID19: Coping with re-entry anxiety

After a long, hard winter in lockdown in Ireland, there’s now a lot of hope that we can start to get back to socialising and enjoying some of our most-missed activities as restrictions ease. But for many people this easing … Read More

Fitline

Fitline is the National Sport and Physical Activity Programme for Older People.  It is run by Age and Opportunity and Supported by HSE and Sport Ireland. Some find it easy to be physically active but for others it’s not so … Read More

March in the Garden

March in the Garden is a month of real change.  There is a saying “March many weathers”, but certainly by the second half  of March it feels like we are out of Winter and into Spring Below are some tips … Read More

Vaccinations for Older People

With all the media coverage about the imminent availability of various COVID vaccines, it can be easy to lose sight of the importance of other Vaccinations for Older People. Many adults feel that they do not need vaccinations, or worry … Read More

COVID-19 Support Bubbles for Older People

The concept of Support Bubbles for Older People has been included in the latest round of COVID related Government restrictions.  The latest advice for those aged over 70 and the medically vulnerable is to continue to exercise personal judgement. It … Read More

COVID-19 PPE for our clients

The correct use by our carers of PPE for our clients is obviously a key element of keeping everyone safe during COVID.  But the task of ensuring that the correct PPE in the right quantities is sourced and delivered to … Read More