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# care-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.

# care-home - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Care worker who allegedly told service user that she'd 'kill her' loses unfair dismissal action

The patient’s grand-daughter alleged that on 26 April 2018 the care-worker had verbally threatened her grandmother.

# care-home - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Pensioner being restricted from visiting his wife in her care home is 'shameful', says FG TD

The HSE is yet to contact the family featured in the programme, says Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd.

# care-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.

# care-home - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Man (69) who pleasured himself while being washed by care assistants avoids jail

Michael Mason plead guilty to sexual assault.

# care-home - Friday 14 July, 2017

Just one shower for 24 people at elderly residential home

A Hiqa report found that bags of soiled washing were stored under beds at St Joseph’s Hospital in Ennis.

# care-home - Thursday 14 July, 2016

HSE care failures: No visits for 16 years, no files on 200 clients and high risk of sexual abuse

The HSE has confirmed that of the 1,080 disability files reviewed by one report, “47 priority cases” were highlighted for follow up.

# care-home - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Áras Attracta's Bungalow Three is in the spotlight again

Hiqa has warned the centre containing the home could face closure.

# care-home - Saturday 17 January, 2015

No new admissions at care home where residents 'regularly assaulted each other'

The operators of the centre have committed to a range of reforms.

# care-home - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Care home staff were not trained to deal with resident who kept punching themselves

One resident was left playing with blocks on the floor for most of the day, only getting a break to go to the toilet and eat.

The HSE has NOT abandoned plans to use CCTV in care homes

They have come to a junction because of privacy issues, however, and are now seeking expert advice on how to move forward.

# care-home - Thursday 11 December, 2014

One killed after French military jet crashes into home for disabled

Five other residents at the care home were injured in the incident with one in serious condition.

# care-home - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

UK care home with 'overpowering smell' of urine shut down after inspection

Elderly residents were removed from the care home last night due to the immediate closure.

# care-home - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

HSE announces 'National Summit' in wake of harrowing Áras Attracta exposé

A raft of measures have been announced by the HSE to deal with the issues raised by tonight’s shocking documentary.

Shocking Prime Time doc shows elderly, fragile women being hit, kicked and dragged across the floor has been allowed view the documentary on Áras Attracta in advance. HSE and Garda investigations are under way into what the Taoiseach has called “intolerable” claims of abuse at the home.

# care-home - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Renewed calls to meet minister after abuse claims at Mayo care home

HIQA inspected the home last summer and found a number of failings.

# care-home - Monday 28 July, 2014

Calls for urgent meeting with Varadkar after serious failings at Mayo care home

The gardaí are investigating the sudden death of a 72-year-old man at the care home in 2012.

# care-home - Friday 25 April, 2014

Failings at UK care home run by Rehab 'raises questions' for Ireland

A Prime Time investigation revealed that standards of care were not met at a care home run by Rehab Group.

# care-home - Monday 30 September, 2013

Nursing home says it will create 120 new jobs in the next three months

The positions in nursing, administration, catering, managerial and support systems areas are being developed by the McMahon Health Group at the Cairnhill Bray facility.

# care-home - Monday 21 January, 2013

Report: 117 unauthorised absences from one HSE care home

One teenager absconded 72 times from the centre, according to a report by HIQA.

# care-home - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Report: Over half of nursing home staff have seen residents neglected

They said they had seen other staff members neglecting the residents, while a quarter said they had seen psychologically abusive acts take place.

# care-home - Monday 23 April, 2012

The 5 at 5: Monday

In today’s 5 at 5: Man jailed for ‘road rage’ manslaughter; protest over care home cuts; no apology from D’arcy for ‘f-bomb’.

Protest over funding cuts at Sligo residential care centre

A silent walk will take place at 6pm in Sligo this evening to protest against funding cuts affecting the home, which provides care for people with intellectual disabilities.

Alzheimer's patient beaten by carer at UK nursing home

A programme on BBC television tonight will highlight the abuse of an elderly patient at a care home in London last year.

# care-home - Monday 10 October, 2011

HSE confirms long-term Dublin care home to close

INMO is angered by the move which is says came “without discussion” with staff – but HSE points to HIQA inspection reports which found the “old” building provided an “unfavourable physical environment”.