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# elderly - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

# elderly - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

From The42 Jose Mourinho helps deliver food parcels to elderly ALTRUISM This post contains videos

Jose Mourinho helps deliver food parcels to elderly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# elderly - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

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

# 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

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, 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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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'

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

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'

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

# elderly - Sunday 15 October, 2017

A group of elderly Irish expats in Manchester are on a mission to save longwave radio

The service will end in 2019 and will be replaced by a digital service which campaigners say many older people in the UK will not be able to access.

# elderly - Sunday 8 October, 2017

'I wasn't alive for six years, then I started living again': How new homes made a huge difference to the elderly

A new development recently won the top prize at the Irish Council for Social Housing’s 8th Biennial Community Housing Awards.

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