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# Nursing Home

Last week
28th May 2023 - 10th June 2023
# Cork
'Where will mum go?' Families panic following Cork nursing home's Fair Deal exit
Sheila Healy is turning 96 next month. Her children don’t know where she will be living come her birthday.
This year
# Nursing Home
Release of documents on illegal nursing home charges to be discussed by government
A Dáil debate on the nursing home refunds controversy has been delayed by week.
Last year
# Housing
Cabinet approves Fair Deal rule change in order to bring thousands of vacant houses back into use
Nursing home residents will be able to keep 60% of rental income under changes to the scheme.
# Covid-19
'Old age matters': TD calls for public inquiry into nursing home deaths during Covid
Many people who died in nursing homes were not properly looked after, TD Fergus O’Dowd told the Dáil.
# Valencia
Five people dead and 11 others hospitalised after fire at Spain retirement home
The fire broke out around midnight at the facility in Moncada in Valencia.
All time
# bartra capital
Fate of badger family at centre of planning battle between Pat Kenny and nursing home developer
Bartra Capital plans to build a 104-bedroom nursing home in Dalkey, south Dublin.
# Co Louth
Two fully vaccinated staff at Dundalk nursing home test positive for Covid-19
Neither staff member are showing symptoms “of any sort” of Covid-19, the nursing home said.
# Care homes
A year of lockdown in nursing homes: 'Staff and residents are now closer than ever'
We speak to two staff members tasked with keeping care home residents engaged during the pandemic.
# Lusk
11 residents of north Co Dublin nursing home died with Covid-19 during recent outbreak
The HSE said a significant number of both patients and staff at the home “remain affected by Covid-19″.
# Vaccines
'All about an effective roll-out now': Vaccine prioritisation for nursing home residents welcomed after difficult year
Under the government’s prioritisation plan, residents of nursing homes aged 65 and over will receive a Covid-19 vaccine first.
# Coronavirus
HSE to source alternative accommodation for residents as it closes Kerry nursing home after Covid-19 outbreak
An outbreak of Covid-19 was reported at Oaklands Nursing Home in Listowel earlier this month.
# Covid-19
90% of residents and all but one nursing staff in nursing home test positive for Covid-19, Dáil told
Two TDs from the Roscommon–Galway constituency say the nursing home is located in their area.
# Coronavirus
Fourth resident at Laois nursing home dies after contracting Covid-19
On Monday, three residents were confirmed to have died at Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home in Portlaoise.
# Kilminchy Lodge
Three residents at Laois nursing home die after contracting Covid-19
More than 30 cases of the virus were reported at the facility last week.
# Outbreak
Laois nursing home confirms Covid-19 outbreak with 31 cases
Ten members of staff have tested positive for the virus.
# Ultan Meehan
Health Minister says 'further steps' will be taken if questions not answered about death of cancer patient with facial wounds
Ultan Meehan, aged 79, had been suffering from dementia and had terminal cancer when he developed facial wounds.
# Reunited
'Tears of joy and happiness' as visitors return to nursing homes
It has been three months since residents have been able to see their loved ones in person.
# Nursing Home
21 confirmed Covid-19 deaths recorded at one Dublin care home for older people
Home help workers might be redeployed to nursing homes, said Minister Simon Harris.
# montreal
Probe launched after 31 deaths at Canadian nursing home
Quebec Premier Francois Legault said it appeared to be a case of “gross negligence”.
# St Mary's Hospital
HSE says internal memo referring to 'dirtiest patients' at Dublin nursing home was issued without approval
The memo laid out measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 by setting up “clean” and “dirty” areas.
# High Court
Nursing home brings High Court challenge over Hiqa finding which raised fire safety concerns
The challenge has been brought by JCP Powdermill Care Centre Ltd.
# Examinership
Nursing home goes into examinership over fears vulture fund may seek to put it into receivership
The company is clearly insolvent and unable to pay its debts as they fall due, the judge said.
# Food Poisoning
Five people dead at retirement home in France after reportedly falling ill from eating duck salad
The five individuals are aged between 76 and 95 years old.
# Lystoll Lodge
'Significant concerns' raised over fire safety in Kerry nursing home
During an unannounced inspection, 11 areas were found to be non-compliant at Lystoll Lodge.
# Case closed
Sacked nursing home care worker 'found asleep on the job' was not unfairly dismissed - WRC
The worker was found to move chairs out of the view of CCTV cameras.
# St Ita's Community Hospital
Concerns over accommodation standards and infection control at Limerick centre for elderly
Hiqa inspected St Ita’s Community Hospital last summer.
# Damages
Family of 'severely scalded' 90-year-old woman awarded €54,000 in damages from nursing home
A hot water bottle was placed next to Olive Sheeran’s feet and burst shortly afterwards, severely scalding her, a court has heard.
# Brain Disease
'He’s like a lot of other pros - in a nursing home for their last days'
Ron Saunders, who guided Aston Villa to the 1981 English League crown, is suffering from dementia
# Epilepsy
Man loses bid to leave nursing home, is made ward of court
An advocacy group representing the man said he has lost “his rights as a citizen”.
# court or appeal
Care worker who uploaded video of sexual assault of resident to Facebook sentenced to year in prison
Peter Hilliard had pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two counts of sexual assault at a nursing home in Rathfarnham, Dublin between February 2013 and June 2016.
# inspection
Concerns raised over fire safety and personal rights in Meath nursing home
Hiqa inspected the Silvergrove Nursing Home in January.
# Dublin
Elderly residents were physically restrained by staff at Raheny nursing home
Hiqa inspectors uncovered a number of problems at the Dublin centre.
# leopardstown park
Rusty tables, foul smells and no privacy: Nursing home ordered to improve after concerning inspection
The centre provides care for the sick and aged population in Dublin.
# Under Pressure
Health watchdog boss says he was at controversial 'boycott Fair Deal Scheme' meeting
Chairman of Hiqa, Brian McEnery, attended a meeting in 2015, which has sparked a potential investigation into the private nursing home sector.
# winter flu
Patients 'have a right to ask doctors and nurses if they have received the flu vaccine'
Health Minister Simon Harris said just one third of all health workers got the vaccine last year.
Nursing home told to change bedroom after inspection finds residents had no personal space or privacy
Investigators found that four residents had been using the room.
# Kerry
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.
# Fair Deal
'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes
Age Action has said some nursing homes are charging “extortionate costs”.
# Fair Deal
Elderly couple married for 63 years separated as one is rejected for nursing home care
Michael Devereaux (90) broke down in tears as he explained the ‘nightmare’ situation.
# queen of peace
Order of nuns sells south Dublin nursing home to private operator
Orwell Healthcare, one of Dublin’s largest facilities, has taken over Queen of Peace.