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Dublin: 12 °C Saturday 1 November, 2014

#Older People

# older-people - Thursday 30 October, 2014

The waiting list for nursing home money is getting even longer

The budget for the scheme is capped and those on the waiting list are forced to foot a bill of €13,000 a year until they’re approved.

# older-people - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Nursing home waiting lists are ‘spiralling out of control’

Over 2,100 people are on the HSE’s Fair Deal waiting list.

# older-people - Friday 10 October, 2014

Opinion: You’re never too old to talk – so don’t overlook older people’s mental health

Some great strides have been made in this country in recent years to tackle mental health issues, but let’s make sure all people in society are cared for.

# older-people - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Robbers burst into home of elderly couple armed with screwdrivers and iron bars

The couple were not physically harmed but were left badly shaken.

# older-people - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

You’re better off being old in the US, Norway or France than you are in Ireland

By 2050, the over 60s will account for 29.7% of the population.

# older-people - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

One in five older Irish people live in deprivation

74,520 Irish people over the age of 65 are suffering enforced deprivation.

# older-people - Monday 15 September, 2014

“My nieces and nephews are demanding their inheritance now”

The first six months of 2014 saw more than 12,000 calls made to the Senior Help Line.

# older-people - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Prescription charges bring in €120m but hurt ‘most vulnerable in society’

Groups representing carers, elderly people and those on low incomes have called for a reduction but that’s not likely to happen in the next Budget.

# older-people - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Opinion: Dublin is a great place to live, but not necessarily when you’re old

By 2041, the number of people in this country over the age of 65 is predicted to reach 1.4 million.

# older-people - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Elderly people ‘left languishing’ on nursing home waiting list

There are over 500 people currently waiting in hospital beds.

# older-people - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Opinion: Ageism is far too prevalent, we need a cultural shift in how older people are perceived

Older adults are too often seen as ‘burden’ rather than people who helped build societies and economies.

# older-people - Monday 28 July, 2014

Calls for urgent meeting with Varadkar after serious failings at Mayo care home

The gardaí are investigating the sudden death of a 72-year-old man at the care home in 2012.

# older-people - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn’t care about them

The new Gaeltacht minister isn’t fluent in Irish and the de-prioritisation of older people’s issues has been rubber-stamped; whole sections of society are being disenfranchised.

14% of older Irish people prescribed ‘inappropriate’ drugs

One of the most frequently inappropriately prescribed drugs was aspirin – given to those with no history of brain or heart problems.

# older-people - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Kathleen Lynch says she still has responsibility for older people

It comes after concerns over a change in her title today.

# older-people - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Opinion: Would you know if an older relative, friend or neighbour was being abused?

Despite the caring, protective, respectful attitude Irish society likes to think it has towards older people, elder abuse is widespread.

# older-people - Thursday 12 June, 2014

The income gap between older people is widening

Over 26% of people over 50 rely on state transfers as their sole source of income.

# older-people - Friday 6 June, 2014

Less than half of those in their 60s do over 2.5 hours of exercise per week

Only 18 per cent of the over 70s engage in high levels of physical activity.

# older-people - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Opinion: After seeing what my dad has gone through, I’m convinced we need an Ombudsman for the Elderly

Think about your average week and how much bureaucracy you have to deal with. Now think about how difficult that is for an older person.

# older-people - Sunday 25 May, 2014

These Irish artists prove that age is never a barrier to creating art

The Wandering Methods project was part of the Bealtaine Festival, and saw older people create art inspired by Dublin Castle.

# older-people - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

From Business ETC This charming robot helps older people stay in their own homes Helpful

This charming robot helps older people stay in their own homes

Robin allows elderly people to connect with friends, family and medical professionals and can also watch for falls and monitor blood pressure.

# older-people - Monday 28 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge This badass granny is the new queen of Twitter Baddie Winkle

This badass granny is the new queen of Twitter

Eighty six-year-old Baddie Winkle is out to steal your man. And your Twitter followers.

# older-people - Friday 25 April, 2014

An ageing population and lack of housing could cause headaches for the government

ALONE has made the warning as it launches a nationwide housing campaign.

# older-people - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Over 50s’ income did not fall during the recession – ESRI

The think tank say research shows that, although the wealth of over 50s declined, overall income, health and well-being did not.

# older-people - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

New project to help older people stay living in their homes

The project is being introduced in five areas across Ireland.

# older-people - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

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Association uses new funding approach to redevelop homes for older people

FOLD Ireland used private funds to redevelop a housing project in north Dublin after ownership was transferred from Dublin City Council.

# older-people - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

‘Not enough nursing home beds to meet demand and it’s only going to get worse’

Tadgh Daly, CEO of Nursing Homes Ireland said in the next seven years, the population over 85 will grow by 46 per cent.

# older-people - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Older generation feeling ‘harsh impact’ of emigration, says helpline

Senior Help Line has seen a “worrying” increase in the number of calls.

# older-people - Friday 10 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.

# older-people - Thursday 9 January, 2014

‘Lay off older people’: Elderly grant cuts slammed as ‘sneaky’ and ‘mind-boggling’

However Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan said she believes changes will allow for people to stay in their homes.

# older-people - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

More partners, but less frequent sex: Large-scale study shines a light on Britain’s bedrooms

15,000 people took part in the study, which shows that while people generally have more sexual partners than previous generations, the frequency of sexual encounters has declined.

# older-people - Friday 22 November, 2013

Charity warns ESB strike would ‘hurt most vulnerable’ ESB

Charity warns ESB strike would ‘hurt most vulnerable’

ALONE said today that power cuts could leave older people more isolated and put some of them at serious risk.

# older-people - Sunday 17 November, 2013

‘Grants for the elderly have been cut to the bone by this government’

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen said the number of grants reduced from 7,138 in 2010 to 1,739 so far in 2013.

# older-people - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Pensioners urged to turn out for Dáil rally against Budget cuts

The protest is being timed for the fifth anniversary of the large scale protest that followed the 2008 Emergency Budget.

# older-people - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Column: Is loneliness in old age inevitable? Not in a caring society.

Everyone needs to feel wanted and remembered, but many older people are being left isolated because of rapid economic, social and technological changes, writes Anne Dempsey.

# older-people - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Ireland is the 12th best place in the world in which to grow old

The country receives a high ranking in the category that measures social connections and physical safety, but fares less well for ‘employment and education’.

# older-people - Friday 16 August, 2013

Column: I hope I hold on to my health – I don’t think I can afford to get sick

With the number of older people in consistent poverty doubling over just one year, pensioner Gordon* explains what daily life is like for him – and how he fears for the future.

# older-people - Thursday 15 August, 2013

From Business ETC Older people in poverty ‘picking between eating and heating’ Elderly

Older people in poverty ‘picking between eating and heating’

Advocacy groups say today’s CSO figures showing an increase in poverty among older people reflects the reality they see on the ground.

# older-people - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Warning that gas price hike could cause hardship for elderly

Age Action said that some people may have to choose between food and fuel if Bord Gáis is allowed to raise domestic gas prices.

# older-people - Friday 9 August, 2013

Dublin nursing home to create 110 jobs

The nursing home will open in Blackrock in the coming weeks.

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