Bealtaine Festival brings arts celebrations to nursing homes this Friday

Nursing homes will be celebrating the creative talents of residents this coming Friday, 21st May, through the inaugural National Arts in Nursing Homes Day. The initiative is part of Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival and is taking place in partnership with Nursing Homes Ireland. Nursing home residents have been busy creating artworks to display as […]

Lowry Welcomes New Covid-19 Measures for Nursing Homes

Deputy Michael Lowry has welcomed the new health safety measures announced by Minister for Health, Simon Harris to help curtail the spread of Covid-19 in addition to financial supports of up to €72million. Addressing the Dáil on Thursday last, Deputy Lowry highlighted the fact that Nursing Homes have the explosive potential to spread the virus […]

Minister Daly Gives IFA Commitment On the ‘Fair Deal’ Nursing Home Scheme

An IFA delegation, led by President, Joe Healy and Farm Family & Social Affairs Chairperson, Maura Canning met with Jim Daly, Minister for Older People as part of the IFA’s ongoing campaign to secure changes to the Fair Deal scheme to protect the future viability of the family farm.   Speaking after the meeting, IFA […]

ALONE – Need For Increase In Home Care Budget ’

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is calling on the government to increase funding for homecare following the report that 90,000 bed days have been lost in the hospital system so far this year because of delayed discharges.  This is according to HSE figures provided to Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy Kelleher. […]

ALONE – The Provision Of Quality Home Care Packages For Older People Is A Necessity

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, have expressed their disappointment in the HSE following the news that a 92-year-old woman has been in hospital for almost 300 days due to a lack of funding for home care packages. ALONE is calling on the government to increase home help hours in […]

Unjustifiable nursing home charges must be re-examined – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has expressed his serious concern around a growing number of representations being made to his constituency office relating to charges being levelled at elderly nursing home residents. Deputy McGrath has brought the matter to the attention of the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar but to date he has yet to receive […]

Healy Resists Threats to Public Nursing Homes in Nenagh and Roscrea

Threat to Nursing Homes in Nenagh and Roscrea  Statement by Seamus Healy TD Despite the excellent dedicated work of staff at St Conlon’s Community Nursing Unit, Nenagh and at Dean Maxwell Community Nursing Unit,Roscrea, these nursing units are among 21 public nursing homes threatened with sanctions up to and including closure. This is basically due […]