Homecare Blog

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

obtaining financial advice

Obtaining independent financial advice

Obtaining independent financial advice can seem like a daunting task.  The main thing to get right is ensuring that any advice you obtain is from an authorised financial adviser.  Authorised advisers are obliged to tell you about relevant financial products … Read More

General nutrition advice for older people

As we get older we often lose interest in cooking or can find it harder to cook tasty and healthy foods on a limited budget.  Poor nutrition can cause a range of problems for older people – they are more … Read More

Changes to Housing aid for Older Persons

The Housing Aid for Older Persons Scheme is aimed at improving the condition of an older person’s home. For the most part, it is aimed at people 66 years of age and older. However, in some cases  the local authority … Read More

free travel for over 66s

Free Travel for over 66s

Everyone aged 66 and over and living permanently in Ireland is entitled to Free Travel on all buses and trains operated by CIE companies.  If you qualify for free travel you are issued with a pass that you must carry … Read More