Homecare Blog

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 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

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