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#Home Care

# home-care - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

'The rigid way our social welfare system works means we are losing good care workers'

Carers receive wages barely above the minimum wage, little guarantee of hours and have precious little career advancement prospects, writes Michael Harty.

# home-care - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Mother who has Parkinson's left in hospital for six months after home care application denied

Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald today told the Dáil of the story of Olivia Harte, a 41-year-old mother of two.

# home-care - Friday 23 December, 2016

'I just want people to remember her': A mother's first Christmas without her little girl

Tara Curran said the family’s spirits were lifted when they received a special gift from hospice staff on Christmas Eve.

# home-care - Saturday 10 September, 2016

'There is no fallback when it is the carer who needs to be cared for'

Siobhain Topping’s mother, who is the full-time carer for her husband, has recently been diagnosed with cancer. They could only get 14 Home Care hours.

# home-care - Friday 3 June, 2016

Social workers 'waiting for people to die' to get elderly clients the care they need

Social workers say as many of half of their clients who have gone into nursing homes could have stayed in their own homes with proper supports.

# home-care - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

'Older people left vulnerable through lack of inspections' - home help group

Home and Community Care Ireland says Ireland needs a “robust regulatory and inspection regime” for home helpers.

# home-care - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

At least 60% of domiciliary care allowance applications refused

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton said the department received 4,339 claims for domiciliary care allowance in 2012.

# home-care - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Photos: Protesters march to Dáil over home help cuts Cuts This post contains images

Photos: Protesters march to Dáil over home help cuts

The HSE is planning to cut around 450,000 home help hours between now and December – but demonstrators say the cuts need to be reversed.

Home help workers to march to the Dáil today

Hundreds of home help care workers and supporters to march to Dáil Eireann today.

# home-care - Friday 5 October, 2012

Video: Jack and Jill Children's Foundation makes urgent appeal Jack And Jill This post contains videos

Video: Jack and Jill Children's Foundation makes urgent appeal

The foundation says it urgently needs €400,000 to run its service to the end of the year.

# home-care - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Delayed patient discharges costing €550,000 per night

680 patients are occupying hospital beds around the country at a cost of €800-900 per night each, according to figures put before the Public Accounts Committee.

Senators ask: Why won't the State set aside money for terminally ill children?

A group of Senators are asking the State to put aside money for a home nursing care programme for children – but it looks unlikely to pass.

# home-care - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

In Pics: This evening's protest against home care and home help cuts Hse Cuts This post contains images

In Pics: This evening's protest against home care and home help cuts

This is the second night of protests outside Government Buildings.

Home help and home care workers set to protest against cuts

The Home Care Community Action Group are set to protest outside Government Buildings tonight from 6pm.

People with disabilities continue their protest outside Leinster House despite U-turn Health Cuts This post contains images

People with disabilities continue their protest outside Leinster House despite U-turn

The Government said last night that cuts to Personal Assistant hours will not go ahead as planned.

# home-care - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Home care firm to create 510 jobs in nationwide expansion

Bluebird Care, a company which cares for older persons in their own homes, will create the jobs in the next six months.

# home-care - Friday 2 March, 2012

Home care firm to create 540 jobs

520 of the jobs at Comfort Keepers will be part-time, with 25 full-time roles.

# home-care - Monday 30 January, 2012

Report: Government needs to regulate home care services

A new report by the Law Reform Commission recommends that a register of professional home carers should be set up.

# home-care - Monday 13 December, 2010

HSE to investigate home care services available to the elderly

An investigation into the home care of older people has unearthed appalling standards of treatment.