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#Nursing Home

# nursing-home - Yesterday’s News

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.

# nursing-home - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

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.

# nursing-home - Monday 12 October, 2020

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.

# nursing-home - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Laois nursing home confirms Covid-19 outbreak with 31 cases

Ten members of staff have tested positive for the virus.

# nursing-home - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

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.

# nursing-home - Monday 15 June, 2020

'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 - Saturday 25 April, 2020

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.

# nursing-home - Sunday 19 April, 2020

Probe launched after 31 deaths at Canadian nursing home

Quebec Premier Francois Legault said it appeared to be a case of “gross negligence”.

# nursing-home - Saturday 18 April, 2020

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.

# nursing-home - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

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.

# nursing-home - Saturday 3 August, 2019

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.

# nursing-home - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

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.

# nursing-home - Monday 4 March, 2019

'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.

# nursing-home - Friday 15 February, 2019

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.

# nursing-home - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Concerns over accommodation standards and infection control at Limerick centre for elderly

Hiqa inspected St Ita’s Community Hospital last summer.

# nursing-home - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

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.

# nursing-home - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

'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

# nursing-home - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

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”.

# nursing-home - Thursday 17 May, 2018

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.

# nursing-home - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Concerns raised over fire safety and personal rights in Meath nursing home

Hiqa inspected the Silvergrove Nursing Home in January.

# nursing-home - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Elderly residents were physically restrained by staff at Raheny nursing home

Hiqa inspectors uncovered a number of problems at the Dublin centre.

# nursing-home - Thursday 7 December, 2017

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.

# nursing-home - Thursday 19 October, 2017

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.

# nursing-home - Monday 2 October, 2017

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 - Saturday 5 August, 2017

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.

# nursing-home - Friday 4 August, 2017

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.

# nursing-home - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'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”.

# nursing-home - Monday 26 June, 2017

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.

# nursing-home - Sunday 4 June, 2017

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.

# nursing-home - Monday 27 March, 2017

Eircom fined for over-charging nuns' nursing home and leaving it without phone service for weeks

The judge convicted Eircom and imposed fines amounting to €16,500 which must be paid within two months.

# nursing-home - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

From The Daily Edge George Clooney surprised an elderly fan by turning up at her nursing home on her 87th birthday Surprise Surprise

# nursing-home - Thursday 2 February, 2017

'It's too blunt': Concerns around adding home care to Fair Deal scheme

This bill is seen as the first small step towards State-aided home care in Ireland – but there are some big problems with it.

# nursing-home - Sunday 22 January, 2017

'A Fair Deal it may be, a cheap deal it sure isn't' - the trauma of putting a relative into care spoke to three people with recent experience of negotiating the HSE’s Fair Deal nursing home scheme.

# nursing-home - Monday 16 January, 2017

'You don't want to be mean, but it is depressing': Brendan Courtney on nursing home care for his dad

A poll has indicated that 85% of Irish people would prefer to be cared for in their old age at home.

# nursing-home - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

End-of-life care plans at Galway nursing home left blank

There was also no nurse in charge on the day of a Hiqa inspection.

# nursing-home - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Nursing home manager jailed for stealing €45,000 from vulnerable patient

Maeve Bell was sentenced to 15 months in prison today.

# nursing-home - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Four care assistants dismissed at Dublin nursing home after investigation into residents' privacy Exclusive

Beechfield Manor has said that there were a number of incidents in which “residents’ privacy had not been respected”.

# nursing-home - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Families 'very upset' as residents of nursing home to be removed over safety concerns

The HSE made the decision after an electrical report highlighted a number of risks.

# nursing-home - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Ex-nurse accused of stealing €50,000 from elderly patient at Dublin nursing home

Maeve Bell will face trial next month.

# nursing-home - Thursday 4 February, 2016

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