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#Older People

# older-people - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Opinion: Older people have lost their confidence during Covid - we cannot forget them
# Lifting Level 5
# Lifting Level 5

Opinion: Older people have lost their confidence during Covid - we cannot forget them

Apr 27th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,670 Views 8 Comments

CEO of ALONE Seán Moynihan says we owe it to our older people to put the correct plans for re-emergence.

# older-people - Thursday 15 October, 2020

NPHET to consider guidance for people who live alone during 'no visitor' restrictions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

NPHET to consider guidance for people who live alone during 'no visitor' restrictions

Updated Oct 15th 2020, 8:35 PM 66,405 Views 61 Comments

Concerns have been raised about the effect of the latest Covid-19 restrictions on older people, single parents and those who live alone.

# older-people - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Explainer: What is the current situation with Covid-19 in nursing homes in Ireland?
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

Explainer: What is the current situation with Covid-19 in nursing homes in Ireland?

Updated Oct 7th 2020, 10:53 PM 26,250 Views 20 Comments

NPHET raised concerns over outbreaks in nursing homes last weekend.

# older-people - Thursday 3 September, 2020

People warned to be 'exceptionally careful' in interactions amid increase in Covid-19 cases among older people
# Nphet
# Nphet

People warned to be 'exceptionally careful' in interactions amid increase in Covid-19 cases among older people

Sep 3rd 2020, 7:42 AM 56,685 Views 63 Comments

The majority of coronavirus cases in August were among young people, but there has been an increase in cases among older people recently.

# older-people - Sunday 19 July, 2020

'I can't imagine not leaving your home for four months': The impact on older people of following the Covid-19 rules
# Cocooning
# Cocooning

'I can't imagine not leaving your home for four months': The impact on older people of following the Covid-19 rules

Jul 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 43,463 Views 41 Comments

As we face into longer-term restrictions, ensuring proper supports for older people who’ve had to cocoon has been described as vital.

# older-people - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

'This is a huge scandal': No definitive plan for transferring of patients to nursing homes, committee hears
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'This is a huge scandal': No definitive plan for transferring of patients to nursing homes, committee hears

Updated May 26th 2020, 3:30 PM 25,486 Views 44 Comments

The committee heard from Hiqa this afternoon that the HSE “did not know this sector”.

# older-people - Saturday 25 April, 2020

21 confirmed Covid-19 deaths recorded at one Dublin care home for older people
# Nursing Home
# Nursing Home

21 confirmed Covid-19 deaths recorded at one Dublin care home for older people

Apr 25th 2020, 4:09 PM 53,559 Views 59 Comments

Home help workers might be redeployed to nursing homes, said Minister Simon Harris.

# older-people - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Elderly and vulnerable reach out as helplines receive 8,000 calls for assistance
# Older People
# Older People

Elderly and vulnerable reach out as helplines receive 8,000 calls for assistance

Apr 7th 2020, 4:49 PM 7,278 Views 7 Comments

ALONE charity received 3,121 calls in four days.

# older-people - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Govt launches 'befriending' phone-call initiative for older people in response to Covid-19 crisis
# Older People
# Older People

Govt launches 'befriending' phone-call initiative for older people in response to Covid-19 crisis

Apr 2nd 2020, 1:20 PM 12,965 Views 6 Comments

In the UK, a care home is inviting people to “adopt a grandparent” by holding video calls with its residents.

# older-people - Monday 30 March, 2020

Minister Simon Harris 'to immediately address' PPE shortages in nursing homes
# Nursing Homes Ireland
# Nursing Homes Ireland

Minister Simon Harris 'to immediately address' PPE shortages in nursing homes

Updated Mar 30th 2020, 9:30 PM 38,387 Views 57 Comments

Minister Simon Harris met with representatives of nursing homes today to discuss their role in the Covid-19 crisis.

# older-people - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Harris doesn't like the word 'cocooning', but he says it's being done to keep those over 70 safe and well
# Older People
# Older People

Harris doesn't like the word 'cocooning', but he says it's being done to keep those over 70 safe and well

Mar 28th 2020, 7:57 PM 32,205 Views 96 Comments

The minister said common sense will prevail if someone over 70 works in an essential service.

# older-people - Friday 20 March, 2020

Minister: 'Please stop putting messages up online that are frightening young and old'
# Coronoavirus
# Coronoavirus

Minister: 'Please stop putting messages up online that are frightening young and old'

Mar 20th 2020, 5:46 PM 26,707 Views 19 Comments

The government is engaging with social media companies about the spread of misinformation.

'No exceptions': HSE boss says Covid-19 guidelines can't be relaxed for Mother's Day
# Older People
# Older People

'No exceptions': HSE boss says Covid-19 guidelines can't be relaxed for Mother's Day

Mar 20th 2020, 2:05 PM 26,340 Views 34 Comments

Paul Reid says there must be compliance every day, regardless of what celebrations are on.

# older-people - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

Older people enjoy dedicated shopping sessions at supermarkets
# Opening Hours
# Opening Hours

Older people enjoy dedicated shopping sessions at supermarkets

Mar 17th 2020, 5:07 PM 50,393 Views 34 Comments

Iceland, Tesco and Lidl introduced the initiative amid incidents of stockpiling as the nation grapples with the coronavirus outbreak

# older-people - Saturday 14 March, 2020

'Take the time to talk it through. Explain what it all means': The helpline demystifying Covid-19 for older people
# ALONE
# ALONE

'Take the time to talk it through. Explain what it all means': The helpline demystifying Covid-19 for older people

Mar 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 27,608 Views 17 Comments

A dedicated helpline by organisation Alone is supporting older people across the country as the coronavirus outbreak continues.

# older-people - Friday 3 January, 2020

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained injuries
# HIQA
# HIQA

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained injuries

Jan 3rd 2020, 12:05 AM 46,875 Views 30 Comments

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# older-people - Monday 2 December, 2019

'Christmas can be a very lonely time of the year': People asked to look out for the elderly this winter
# ALONE
# ALONE

'Christmas can be a very lonely time of the year': People asked to look out for the elderly this winter

Dec 2nd 2019, 3:41 PM 8,122 Views 7 Comments

The advice comes as part of the Dublin City Council and Alone’s cold weather initiative.

# older-people - Friday 22 November, 2019

Some pensioners in South Dublin to be hit with council house rent rise of more than €600
# Rent Hike
# Rent Hike

Some pensioners in South Dublin to be hit with council house rent rise of more than €600

Nov 22nd 2019, 6:08 PM 34,763 Views 67 Comments

“Multi-person households” that include pensioners will not receive the €10 weekly discount.

# older-people - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Three in four older Irish adults suffer from two or more medical conditions at the same time
# Multimorbidity
# Multimorbidity

Three in four older Irish adults suffer from two or more medical conditions at the same time

Oct 10th 2019, 12:11 PM 21,005 Views 21 Comments

Women have “a more complex network” of conditions, according to new research.

# older-people - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

HSE saving measures to target older people and those with disabilities 'in order to break even'
# Health Spending
# Health Spending

HSE saving measures to target older people and those with disabilities 'in order to break even'

Aug 6th 2019, 7:21 PM 20,143 Views 22 Comments

The HSE boss has denied it is undertaking any cost-cutting measures.

# older-people - Monday 8 July, 2019

Benzodiazepine use in Irish over 65s is higher than international average
# Medication
# Medication

Benzodiazepine use in Irish over 65s is higher than international average

Jul 8th 2019, 3:00 PM 31,593 Views 79 Comments

Benzodiazepine medicine use in women over 65 years is 40% higher than in men, finds a new report.

# older-people - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

First of its kind fund launched to tackle loneliness
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

First of its kind fund launched to tackle loneliness

Apr 17th 2019, 8:08 PM 21,357 Views 21 Comments

The first of its kind fund will go towards helping local groups and community-based projects.

# older-people - Saturday 8 September, 2018

'Standing up for their generation': These older people are getting tattoos to fight ageism
# ALONE
# ALONE

'Standing up for their generation': These older people are getting tattoos to fight ageism

Sep 8th 2018, 5:30 PM 16,405 Views 16 Comments

Alone, the charity that supports older people at home, is aiming to raise €10,000 during the event.

# older-people - Sunday 15 July, 2018

'I feel more secure': How HomeShare has been bringing the old and young together
# Loneliness
# Loneliness

'I feel more secure': How HomeShare has been bringing the old and young together

Jul 15th 2018, 9:30 PM 27,904 Views 17 Comments

We visited John and Amy who have been taking part in the service.

# older-people - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

'Isn’t there something awful about society, that so many people are praying for a house?'
# Vincent Browne
# Vincent Browne

'Isn’t there something awful about society, that so many people are praying for a house?'

Mar 27th 2018, 2:51 PM 31,110 Views 76 Comments

Alone Ireland today launched a campaign called ‘How will you pay the rent when you retire?’

# older-people - Monday 26 February, 2018

Status Orange snow-ice warning issued for seven counties as temperatures set to plunge to -7
# Beast From The East
# Beast From The East

Status Orange snow-ice warning issued for seven counties as temperatures set to plunge to -7

Feb 26th 2018, 11:45 AM 157,362 Views 94 Comments

The eastern part of the country is set to be the worst hit by the wintry weather.

# older-people - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Living alone in old age: 'When my wife died, I discovered I didn't have close friends. It's lonely'
# ALONE
# ALONE

Living alone in old age: 'When my wife died, I discovered I didn't have close friends. It's lonely'

Nov 22nd 2017, 6:20 AM 26,467 Views 14 Comments

Alone, a charity for older people, has launched its Christmas campaign – No one should be alone this Christmas.

# older-people - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Vincent Browne: '60,000 old people have hardly any visits from friends or family. It's awful'
# Alone At Christmas
# Alone At Christmas

Vincent Browne: '60,000 old people have hardly any visits from friends or family. It's awful'

Nov 21st 2017, 1:15 PM 19,734 Views 30 Comments

Browne was speaking at the launch of Alone’s Christmas campaign for older people.

# older-people - Thursday 14 September, 2017

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

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

Sep 14th 2017, 3:59 PM 32,197 Views 48 Comments

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.

# older-people - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

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

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

Sep 13th 2017, 6:30 AM 30,173 Views 27 Comments

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

# older-people - Friday 4 August, 2017

Kerry nursing home told its system for residents' cash is 'not secure'
# Kerry
# Kerry

Kerry nursing home told its system for residents' cash is 'not secure'

Aug 4th 2017, 6:00 AM 8,750 Views 3 Comments

An inspection in April this year also found some staff had not received training in medication management and infection control.

# older-people - Friday 14 July, 2017

Older person's care centre set to close today over fire safety fears
# Navan
# Navan

Older person's care centre set to close today over fire safety fears

Jul 14th 2017, 6:01 AM 6,674 Views 5 Comments

The service is used by more than 100 older people a week.

# older-people - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes
# Fair Deal
# Fair Deal

'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes

Jul 6th 2017, 6:00 AM 19,691 Views 13 Comments

Age Action has said some nursing homes are charging “extortionate costs”.

# older-people - Monday 12 June, 2017

Older people overpaying €1,000 for health insurance as they're 'afraid to switch plan'
# Shop Around
# Shop Around

Older people overpaying €1,000 for health insurance as they're 'afraid to switch plan'

Jun 12th 2017, 9:21 AM 13,945 Views 10 Comments

At least two in every five policyholders are on “dated and hugely overpriced plans”.

# older-people - Sunday 2 April, 2017

How tiny woolly hats are making a difference in the lives of older people
# The Big Knit
# The Big Knit

How tiny woolly hats are making a difference in the lives of older people

Apr 2nd 2017, 9:00 PM 17,981 Views 4 Comments

The knitted creations raise money for charity and allow older people to meet up and work together.

# older-people - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions
# Medicine
# Medicine

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions

Mar 22nd 2017, 6:05 AM 12,119 Views 6 Comments

People over the age of 65 are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of medicine.

# older-people - Saturday 25 February, 2017

'Retirement should be an option' - plan to abolish retirement age welcomed
# Happy Retirement
# Happy Retirement

'Retirement should be an option' - plan to abolish retirement age welcomed

Feb 25th 2017, 7:10 AM 15,757 Views 25 Comments

It has received widespread welcome from older people’s’ groups.

# older-people - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Most older people are having sex on a regular basis
# Still Got It
# Still Got It

Most older people are having sex on a regular basis

Feb 14th 2017, 7:28 AM 31,532 Views 40 Comments

Having sex in your advancing years makes you more optimistic about growing old, the research claims.

# older-people - Monday 19 December, 2016

Older people in Ireland are getting lovely Christmas cards made by Thai kids and their Irish teacher
# Cards From Thailand
From The Daily Edge
# Cards From Thailand

Older people in Ireland are getting lovely Christmas cards made by Thai kids and their Irish teacher

Dec 19th 2016, 9:25 AM 3,361 Views 0 Comments

They’re sending the cards to the charity Age Action, who will distribute them to the older people using their services. Aww.

# older-people - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

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

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

Dec 6th 2016, 8:10 PM 14,473 Views 15 Comments

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

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