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#Older People

# older-people - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

HSE reports 9 per cent increase in elder abuse referrals

The majority of alleged victims were aged over 80, female, and had reportedly been neglected or abused by a relative.

# older-people - 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.

# older-people - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Column: Young people are the future – but we older ones can help them there

Co-operation between the generations benefits everyone, and older people must play their part, writes retiree Betty O’Flynn.

# older-people - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

One in four would be embarrassed to have counselling - survey

An industry survey showed men are less likely than women to seek counselling for personal difficulties.

# older-people - Monday 16 January, 2012

HSE to close 555 nursing home beds and cut hospital budgets

The HSE has outlined how it will save €750 million over the next 12 months.

# older-people - Friday 6 January, 2012

More of us reaching 100th birthday than ever before

A record 368 people turned 100 last year – meaning the State gave out almost €1million in bounty payments.

# older-people - Friday 23 December, 2011

Older people risk isolation at Christmas, charity warns

Loneliness can have real health effects with Christmas a particularly bad time, support organisation Alone said.

# older-people - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Half of older people forgo food to pay for fuel - survey

Researchers say fuel poverty is contributing to “significant” differences in summer and winter mortality rates across the island of Ireland.

# older-people - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

TDs to vote on 'cost subsidy' for health insurance

A new Health Insurance Bill will offer tax rebates to older health insurance, hoping to balance the cost of insuring young and old.

# older-people - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Huge rise in calls from vulnerable older people

The was a 50 per cent increase in requests for help from older people last year, one charity has said.

Older persons' charity reports 50 per cent surge in demand

ALONE says the increasing number calls to its service, which is not funded by the State, is a constant strain on its resources.

# older-people - Saturday 1 October, 2011

Column: This is no country for old men and women - but it could be

On this, the UN International Day of Older Persons, Alone’s CEO Seán Moynihan writes that while some people can have a wonderfully active older age, we must care for those facing isolation, depression and disability.

# older-people - Friday 30 September, 2011

Charity expresses concern about out-of-date poverty figures

Following the publication of figures by the CSO yesterday, ALONE’s CEO has urged the public not to forget that there is a significant number of older people at risk of poverty in Ireland.

# older-people - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Younger workers twice as stressed as their parents, survey shows

People under 30 are also far more likely to call in sick to work than those over 55, according to the study.

# older-people - Friday 23 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Ó Muircheartaigh is Ireland's favourite ageing role model Old News

Ó Muircheartaigh is Ireland's favourite ageing role model

The legendary GAA commentator joins Mary O’Rourke and Giovanni Trappatoni as some of Ireland’s most popular older people.

# older-people - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Older people encouraged to receive pneumo flu jab

Comedian Brendan Grace is one of the advocates for the vaccine after discovering that as he has diabetes he is at risk for pneumo flu.

# older-people - Monday 19 September, 2011

Gardaí launch safer communities campaign as stations face the chop

Community groups have said that the possible closure of 200 Garda stations will leave older people feeling “more vulnerable and isolated than ever before”.

# older-people - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Older people cold and lonely in rural Ireland - SVP

Older people in Ireland are being reduced to ‘siege of Leningrad’-type solutions to keep warm during winter, according to the SVP.

# older-people - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Ireland's population to jump to 6.5 million by 2060

Ireland is going to see a population boom of 46 per cent in the next 50 years according to the EU’s statistics office, and we’re all going to be living longer too.

# older-people - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Seven out of ten nursing home residents given 'inappropriate' medicine

Cross-border research team uncovers potentially inappropriate prescribing processes.

# older-people - Monday 13 December, 2010

HSE to investigate home care services available to the elderly

An investigation into the home care of older people has unearthed appalling standards of treatment.