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#Elderly

# elderly - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

My2020: 'I am so angry at those who have breached the Covid rules'
# Pensioner
# Pensioner

My2020: 'I am so angry at those who have breached the Covid rules'

Dec 22nd 2020, 8:25 PM 33,670 Views 41 Comments

Don is in his 80s and lives alone. He and his befriender Dana discuss a tough year.

# elderly - Friday 4 December, 2020

Elderly mental health services 'seriously under-resourced' and need 'urgent improvement', report warns
# Alarming
# Alarming

Elderly mental health services 'seriously under-resourced' and need 'urgent improvement', report warns

Dec 4th 2020, 10:54 AM 7,204 Views 6 Comments

Older people are facing a mental health “perfect storm” due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

# elderly - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

‘Stay away from blame’: Health officials say no single reason for nursing home outbreaks
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

‘Stay away from blame’: Health officials say no single reason for nursing home outbreaks

May 19th 2020, 9:01 PM 13,238 Views 52 Comments

The issue of elderly patients being discharged from acute hospital settings was raised by Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly today.

# elderly - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Almost 100 staff and residents in one nursing home test positive for Covid-19, Dáil hears
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Almost 100 staff and residents in one nursing home test positive for Covid-19, Dáil hears

Apr 2nd 2020, 4:07 PM 94,212 Views 48 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly raised the matter in the Dáil today.

# elderly - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Over-70s must stay at home even if they are fit and active, says government official
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Over-70s must stay at home even if they are fit and active, says government official

Apr 1st 2020, 2:43 PM 61,205 Views 89 Comments

There are currently over 460,000 people aged over 70 in the country.

# elderly - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Health Minister expects measures this week to address coronavirus infection in nursing homes
# Vulnerable
# Vulnerable

Health Minister expects measures this week to address coronavirus infection in nursing homes

Mar 29th 2020, 8:26 PM 42,794 Views 41 Comments

On Friday the Chief Medical Officer said there have been nine clusters of infection at nursing homes.

# elderly - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Jose Mourinho helps deliver food parcels to elderly
# ALTRUISM
From The42
# ALTRUISM

Jose Mourinho helps deliver food parcels to elderly

Mar 24th 2020, 9:06 AM 3,776 Views 3 Comments

The Portuguese manager volunteered for charity Age UK and community group Love Your Doorstep.

# elderly - Friday 20 March, 2020

'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 26,345 Views 34 Comments

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

# elderly - 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 47,180 Views 30 Comments

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

# elderly - 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 8,132 Views 7 Comments

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

# elderly - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of sexual assault and unexplained injuries
# Allegations
# Allegations

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of sexual assault and unexplained injuries

Aug 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 47,675 Views 23 Comments

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

# elderly - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Over 20,000 pensioners to benefit from rate increase following review
# Pensions
# Pensions

Over 20,000 pensioners to benefit from rate increase following review

May 23rd 2019, 5:37 PM 49,608 Views 32 Comments

Another 21,294 will remain on their existing rate of payment.

# elderly - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Five people dead at retirement home in France after reportedly falling ill from eating duck salad
# Food Poisoning
# Food Poisoning

Five people dead at retirement home in France after reportedly falling ill from eating duck salad

Apr 3rd 2019, 10:50 AM 23,195 Views 13 Comments

The five individuals are aged between 76 and 95 years old.

# elderly - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Gardaí investigate after man (70s) seriously assaulted in Macroom car park
# Cork
# Cork

Gardaí investigate after man (70s) seriously assaulted in Macroom car park

Mar 21st 2019, 10:46 AM 16,561 Views 0 Comments

The incident took place at a car park in Sleaveen East, Macroom, early this morning.

# elderly - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of poor hygiene standards and staffing issues
# HIQA
# HIQA

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of poor hygiene standards and staffing issues

Jan 5th 2019, 4:00 PM 21,622 Views 23 Comments

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

# elderly - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

28 ways 2019 is about to make you feel extremely old
# So Old
From The Daily Edge
# So Old

28 ways 2019 is about to make you feel extremely old

Jan 1st 2019, 7:00 PM 70,716 Views 30 Comments

Gulp.

# elderly - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Four men arrested over vintage car sales where elderly people were targeted

Four men arrested over vintage car sales where elderly people were targeted

Dec 11th 2018, 10:56 PM 23,481 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said the operation “relates to offences of deception involving the purchase and sale of vintage and classic cars”.

# elderly - 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 16,411 Views 16 Comments

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

# elderly - Friday 17 August, 2018

US police chief defends using taser on 87-year-old grandmother cutting dandelions
# Martha Al-bishara
# Martha Al-bishara

US police chief defends using taser on 87-year-old grandmother cutting dandelions

Aug 17th 2018, 7:58 AM 59,830 Views 141 Comments

The police stunned her with a taser and handcuffed her after she failed to follow instructions to drop a knife.

# elderly - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Nursing home complaints: Staff member accused of 'physically and emotionally' abusing resident
# HIQA
# HIQA

Nursing home complaints: Staff member accused of 'physically and emotionally' abusing resident

Jul 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 25,909 Views 40 Comments

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

# elderly - Monday 16 April, 2018

'It's shameful': Focus Ireland calls for urgent action to support elderly homeless people
# Campaign
# Campaign

'It's shameful': Focus Ireland calls for urgent action to support elderly homeless people

Apr 16th 2018, 10:34 AM 8,072 Views 26 Comments

There were 119 people over the age of 65 homeless in Ireland in February.

# elderly - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Government will offer an extra week of fuel allowance during the cold snap
# Stay Warm
# Stay Warm

Government will offer an extra week of fuel allowance during the cold snap

Feb 28th 2018, 9:52 AM 26,826 Views 64 Comments

The decision means that fuel allowance recipients will now automatically receive €45 for this week instead of the usual €22.50.

# elderly - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Poll: Have you checked in with an elderly neighbour in this cold snap?
# Lunch Crunch
# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Have you checked in with an elderly neighbour in this cold snap?

Feb 27th 2018, 12:38 PM 10,673 Views 25 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# elderly - Monday 12 February, 2018

Elderly people can't leave hospital due to council taking up to 18 months to fit walk-in showers and ramps
# Delayed Discharges
# Delayed Discharges

Elderly people can't leave hospital due to council taking up to 18 months to fit walk-in showers and ramps

Feb 12th 2018, 6:20 AM 11,792 Views 23 Comments

The Housing Department has also confirmed that the waiting list for home ramps is up to 10 months.

# elderly - Friday 9 February, 2018

92-year-old pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in Cork three days ago
# Ballintemple Village
# Ballintemple Village

92-year-old pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in Cork three days ago

Feb 9th 2018, 12:46 PM 11,900 Views 4 Comments

The collision occurred in Ballintemple village in Cork city on Tuesday.

# elderly - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Number of elderly people with four or more diseases to double by 2035
# Research
# Research

Number of elderly people with four or more diseases to double by 2035

Jan 28th 2018, 6:30 AM 9,589 Views 7 Comments

A third of these people will be diagnosed with dementia, depression or a cognitive impairment.

# elderly - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients
# Research
# Research

Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients

Jan 14th 2018, 7:00 AM 8,803 Views 3 Comments

Instead, frailty, depressive symptoms, cognitive impairment and smoking were associated with postoperative complications.

# elderly - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Gardaí renew appeal for 89-year-old Wexford man missing since Thursday
# Missing
# Missing

Gardaí renew appeal for 89-year-old Wexford man missing since Thursday

Jan 10th 2018, 11:31 AM 8,027 Views 1 Comment

William Busher is known to drive a brown 141 Nissan Qashqai.

# elderly - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Nursing home staff member accused of 'squeezing resident's face and using abusive language'
# HIQA
# HIQA

Nursing home staff member accused of 'squeezing resident's face and using abusive language'

Dec 30th 2017, 12:05 AM 35,069 Views 52 Comments

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

# elderly - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

UK police officers surprise elderly couple with new car on Christmas Day after theirs was stolen
# Croydon
# Croydon

UK police officers surprise elderly couple with new car on Christmas Day after theirs was stolen

Dec 27th 2017, 2:58 PM 21,215 Views 17 Comments

“I’ve heard of wonderful things happening to people, but I never thought this would happen to us.”

# elderly - Friday 22 December, 2017

'I've never seen so much anger': Warning against vigilante groups after murder of Limerick pensioner
# Rosie Hanrahan
# Rosie Hanrahan

'I've never seen so much anger': Warning against vigilante groups after murder of Limerick pensioner

Dec 22nd 2017, 6:50 PM 18,562 Views 24 Comments

The body of Rosie Hanrahan, aged 78, was found in her home at New Road Thomondgate in Limerick last Friday.

# elderly - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Limerick pensioners warned to install safety alarms after suspicious death of 78-year-old woman
# Limerick
# Limerick

Limerick pensioners warned to install safety alarms after suspicious death of 78-year-old woman

Dec 19th 2017, 7:48 PM 13,958 Views 48 Comments

The body of Rosie Hanrahan, aged 78, was found in her home at New Road Thomondgate in Limerick last Friday.

# elderly - Monday 18 December, 2017

'It's Belfast or go blind': Bus of elderly head on eight-hour journey up North for cataract surgery
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

'It's Belfast or go blind': Bus of elderly head on eight-hour journey up North for cataract surgery

Dec 18th 2017, 9:56 PM 17,196 Views 38 Comments

There are currently more than 8,500 people on the cataract waiting list in Ireland.

# elderly - Saturday 9 December, 2017

This Christmas market is asking locals to bring elderly neighbours along to enjoy the festive fun
# A Time For Giving
# A Time For Giving

This Christmas market is asking locals to bring elderly neighbours along to enjoy the festive fun

Dec 9th 2017, 10:00 AM 20,582 Views 9 Comments

Christmas can be a lonely time for elderly people living alone.

# elderly - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Rusty tables, foul smells and no privacy: Nursing home ordered to improve after concerning inspection
# Leopardstown Park
# Leopardstown Park

Rusty tables, foul smells and no privacy: Nursing home ordered to improve after concerning inspection

Dec 7th 2017, 10:56 AM 14,007 Views 13 Comments

The centre provides care for the sick and aged population in Dublin.

# elderly - Friday 1 December, 2017

'Christmas can be very hard if you're on your own': People asked to look out for the elderly this winter
# ALONE
# ALONE

'Christmas can be very hard if you're on your own': People asked to look out for the elderly this winter

Dec 1st 2017, 10:45 AM 9,929 Views 8 Comments

The advice comes as part of the Dublin City Council and older person’s charity Alone’s cold weather initiative, which was launched today.

# elderly - 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 26,550 Views 14 Comments

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

# elderly - 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 19,747 Views 30 Comments

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

# elderly - Monday 13 November, 2017

Robots like Stevie could allow the elderly to live in their own homes for longer
# Science Week
# Science Week

Robots like Stevie could allow the elderly to live in their own homes for longer

Nov 13th 2017, 4:11 PM 11,102 Views 26 Comments

A team of researchers at Trinity have been given funding by Enterprise Ireland to develop a robot to assist with the elderly.

# elderly - Friday 20 October, 2017

'Up to 10% of older Irish people are victims of financial abuse'
# Column
# Column

'Up to 10% of older Irish people are victims of financial abuse'

Oct 20th 2017, 7:00 AM 5,861 Views 11 Comments

We need to face up to the reality of this situation. Financial abuse can happen anyone, writes Eileen O’Callaghan.

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