Homecare Blog

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

Veterans Athletics

Often older people are dismissed as being unable to participate in an active lifestyle.  Veterans Athletics is certainly an inspiration to all older people in this regard.  Events include track and field, road running and cross country.  Competitors are bracketed … Read More

Latest Cocooning advice for Older People from HSE

Following the most recent Government announcement on the easing of COVID restrictions on 19 June, there has been some easing of the cocooning restrictions. This article is based on the following page on the HSE website: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/cocooning.html From 29 June … Read More

Indoor Exercises for Older People

It is important that you keep active while you are staying at home or cocooning during the coronavirus outbreak. Anyone can get active, it’s easy to start and it’s never too late. Anything that gets you moving is physical activity … Read More

Denim Day for Dementia

We participated in The Alzheimer Society’s Denim Day initiative in both our Dundrum and Dun Laoghaire offices on Friday 6 March last.  The reponse from our carers, office staff and family members was fantastic, and we manged to raise €545 … Read More

Meals on wheels in South Dublin

The Meals on Wheels service is available across South Dublin to people in the community who are unable, due to age, illness or disability, to cook their own meals.  The service is funded by a combination of HSE grant and … Read More

Personal Home lifts for older people

Most homes in Ireland have two or more  levels and it’s common for some older people to have difficulty moving up and down the stairs in their own home, and in some cases this is no longer possible at all.  … Read More

Managing a deceased person’s bank accounts

When someone in Ireland dies, it is usual for their bank account to be frozen once the bank is informed of the death.  While this is a reasonable course of action from the banks’ viewpoint, managing a deceased person’s bank … Read More