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#Nursing Homes

# nursing-homes - Yesterday’s News

Delayed discharges are leading to infections, falls and overcrowding

Families failing to engage with the Fair Deal Scheme is one of the reasons behind so-called ‘bed blockers’.

# nursing-homes - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

'A removal of stress and worry' - Fair Deal scheme to be extended to farms and family businesses

The decision taken today will extend this three-year cap to farms and businesses.

# nursing-homes - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes

There was a 10% increase in health expenditure between 2011 and 2016.

# nursing-homes - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'Somebody needs to shout stop': HSE nursing homes cost a lot more to run than private ones

New figures show a significant discrepancy in the weekly costs of providing long-term residential care for elderly people.

# nursing-homes - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Demand for every kind of health service in Ireland is set to go through the roof in the next 13 years

According to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) Ireland’s rapidly growing (and ageing) population will create a huge demand for healthcare by 2030.

# nursing-homes - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Growing old in Ireland: 'If you want support, you're going to have to pay for it' Fair Deal This post contains videos

Growing old in Ireland: 'If you want support, you're going to have to pay for it'

Whether its Fair Deal contributions, nursing home fees or general funding in the care system, money gets in the way of older people deciding where they spend their final years.

# nursing-homes - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

'I was told it'd only be for four weeks': Ireland's older people describe life in a nursing home

A major study has highlighted the need for residents to be more involved in decision-making.

# nursing-homes - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Farmers aren't happy that the Fair Deal scheme's 'discriminatory measures' might be here to stay

Planned reforms over the plans are being delayed.

# nursing-homes - 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-homes - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

We need compassion as a priority in how we care for people like Michael and Kathleen

Throughout the country, decisions are being made for reasons that trump people’s relationships and families.

# nursing-homes - Monday 8 May, 2017

One-fifth of Irish people have witnessed poor care for the elderly

A significant number of people have witnessed physical or emotional abuse in home care services.

# nursing-homes - 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-homes - 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

TheJournal.ie spoke to three people with recent experience of negotiating the HSE’s Fair Deal nursing home scheme.

# nursing-homes - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Elderly care patient discovered 'lying on the bedroom floor covered in urine and faeces' Exclusive

Records released detail complaints received by Hiqa in relation to nursing homes.

# nursing-homes - Monday 3 October, 2016

'At the moment it's just horrendous out there': The challenges facing Ireland's carers

Carmel Geoghegan looked after her dying mother in 2014 but has hit out at what seriously sick people face today.

# nursing-homes - Sunday 28 August, 2016

Nursing home staff used "foul and abusive language" to intimidate and threaten people Exclusive

Documents show a number of serious issues in relation to care at nursing homes across Ireland.

# nursing-homes - 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.

# nursing-homes - Monday 11 April, 2016

Nursing home residents abused and 'left short of food as staff ate it' Exclusive

Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act detail a number of instances of alleged abuse.

# nursing-homes - Monday 21 December, 2015

The pricing model for nursing home beds slammed as 'not fit for purpose'

A new report has criticised the pricing model in place for nursing homes in Ireland.

# nursing-homes - Monday 21 September, 2015

Irish pensioners made to choose between heat and food need extra €5 a week

Age Action is calling for increases to the State pension and the living alone allowance.

# nursing-homes - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

This 105-year-old Dublin woman told us her secrets to a long and healthy life

“I had a very happy life all the time.”

# nursing-homes - Monday 22 June, 2015

Why are we forcing the elderly out of their homes?

Alone says too many see nursing homes as the only option for older people.

# nursing-homes - Monday 4 May, 2015

State accused of covering up cost of nursing homes

Nursing Homes Ireland wants details released immediately.

# nursing-homes - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

HSE moving some patients to nursing homes to free up beds

Some patients who have ‘delayed discharge’ are being moved to free nursing home beds.

# nursing-homes - Sunday 14 December, 2014

700 complaints about nursing and care home staff passed to gardaí

27 of those complaints are redacted.

# nursing-homes - Sunday 16 November, 2014

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Catch up as you wake up.

# nursing-homes - 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.

# nursing-homes - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Dignity of elderly compromised after being transported down corridors on commodes

The latest HIQA inspection reports finds elderly residents sitting alone during meal times with food on their face and clothing.

# nursing-homes - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Elderly people 'left languishing' on nursing home waiting list

There are over 500 people currently waiting in hospital beds.

# nursing-homes - Thursday 22 May, 2014

There is only one respite bed per 450 people with dementia in Ireland

Only 52 nursing homes nationally have specialised care units for people with the disease.

# nursing-homes - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Over 4,000 nursing home residents were seriously injured in 2013

Age Action says that number is ‘concerning’.

# nursing-homes - 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.

# nursing-homes - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Dutch asked to volunteer so ageing relatives get care

Netherlands’ generous welfare state slowly being replaced by “society of participation”.

# nursing-homes - Monday 26 August, 2013

Nursing homes body says there are over 250 jobs available in the sector

The body that represents nursing homes in Ireland says that the sector could add 900 jobs a year for the next decade.

# nursing-homes - Monday 3 June, 2013

Nursing home owners to start knocking on politicians' doors over 'crisis in care'

Members of Nursing Homes Ireland will lobby TDs, senators and councillors to support the immediate establishment of a forum to discuss challenges in residential care.

# nursing-homes - Thursday 10 January, 2013

National plan to save €721 million published by HSE

The plan includes an additional cut to primary care costs of €60 million, staff reductions of 4,000 and a promise to reduce waiting times.

# nursing-homes - Thursday 23 August, 2012

HIQA closes a total of 11 nursing homes over two years

Inspections have revealed concerns over bathing residents and food portions, as well as serious levels of understaffing.

# nursing-homes - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

ALONE: "Grave concerns" about issues at private nursing homes

The charity, which supports older people, made the comments following the taking over of a private Galway nursing home by the HSE.

# nursing-homes - Monday 23 April, 2012

Review on way to ensure nursing home scheme offers security to older people

The Government is also examining accommodation options as an alternative to nursing homes.

# nursing-homes - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Nine hospitals carrying debts of €500k because of funding delay

Medical Independent reveals that funding for scheme to purchase private nursing home beds has been delayed.

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