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# care home

This year
Wheelchair-using children unable to leave bedrooms in care home for weeks after lift broke down
In a seven month period two residents were confined to the first floor of their home for a total of 59 days, causing them to miss school and appointments.
All time
Laois nursing home confirms Covid-19 outbreak with 31 cases
Ten members of staff have tested positive for the virus.
Care worker who allegedly told service user that she'd 'kill her' loses unfair dismissal action
The patient’s grand-daughter alleged that on 26 April 2018 the care-worker had verbally threatened her grandmother.
Pensioner being restricted from visiting his wife in her care home is 'shameful', says FG TD
The HSE is yet to contact the family featured in the programme, says Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd.
Kerry nursing home told its system for residents' cash is 'not secure'
An inspection in April this year also found some staff had not received training in medication management and infection control.
Man (69) who pleasured himself while being washed by care assistants avoids jail
Michael Mason plead guilty to sexual assault.
Just one shower for 24 people at elderly residential home
A Hiqa report found that bags of soiled washing were stored under beds at St Joseph’s Hospital in Ennis.
HSE care failures: No visits for 16 years, no files on 200 clients and high risk of sexual abuse
The HSE has confirmed that of the 1,080 disability files reviewed by one report, “47 priority cases” were highlighted for follow up.
Áras Attracta's Bungalow Three is in the spotlight again
Hiqa has warned the centre containing the home could face closure.
No new admissions at care home where residents 'regularly assaulted each other'
The operators of the centre have committed to a range of reforms.
Care home staff were not trained to deal with resident who kept punching themselves
One resident was left playing with blocks on the floor for most of the day, only getting a break to go to the toilet and eat.
The HSE has NOT abandoned plans to use CCTV in care homes
They have come to a junction because of privacy issues, however, and are now seeking expert advice on how to move forward.
One killed after French military jet crashes into home for disabled
Five other residents at the care home were injured in the incident with one in serious condition.
UK care home with 'overpowering smell' of urine shut down after inspection
Elderly residents were removed from the care home last night due to the immediate closure.
HSE announces 'National Summit' in wake of harrowing Áras Attracta exposé
A raft of measures have been announced by the HSE to deal with the issues raised by tonight’s shocking documentary.
Shocking Prime Time doc shows elderly, fragile women being hit, kicked and dragged across the floor has been allowed view the documentary on Áras Attracta in advance. HSE and Garda investigations are under way into what the Taoiseach has called “intolerable” claims of abuse at the home.
Renewed calls to meet minister after abuse claims at Mayo care home
HIQA inspected the home last summer and found a number of failings.
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.
Failings at UK care home run by Rehab 'raises questions' for Ireland
A Prime Time investigation revealed that standards of care were not met at a care home run by Rehab Group.
Nursing home says it will create 120 new jobs in the next three months
The positions in nursing, administration, catering, managerial and support systems areas are being developed by the McMahon Health Group at the Cairnhill Bray facility.
Report: 117 unauthorised absences from one HSE care home
One teenager absconded 72 times from the centre, according to a report by HIQA.
Report: Over half of nursing home staff have seen residents neglected
They said they had seen other staff members neglecting the residents, while a quarter said they had seen psychologically abusive acts take place.
Protest over funding cuts at Sligo residential care centre
A silent walk will take place at 6pm in Sligo this evening to protest against funding cuts affecting the home, which provides care for people with intellectual disabilities.
Alzheimer's patient beaten by carer at UK nursing home
A programme on BBC television tonight will highlight the abuse of an elderly patient at a care home in London last year.
HSE confirms long-term Dublin care home to close
INMO is angered by the move which is says came “without discussion” with staff – but HSE points to HIQA inspection reports which found the “old” building provided an “unfavourable physical environment”.