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#Elderly

# elderly - Sunday 15 October, 2017

A group of elderly Irish expats in Manchester are on a mission to save longwave radio
# Lw252
# Lw252

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

Oct 15th 2017, 7:00 AM 11,060 Views 20 Comments

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
# FOLD IReland
# FOLD IReland

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

Oct 8th 2017, 10:00 AM 16,677 Views 34 Comments

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

# elderly - Friday 15 September, 2017

Appeal for mourners to attend funeral of Irishman who died alone in Manchester
# Plea
# Plea

Appeal for mourners to attend funeral of Irishman who died alone in Manchester

Sep 15th 2017, 9:53 PM 82,523 Views 33 Comments

The Council of Irish Associations in Manchester are making funeral arrangements.

# elderly - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Growing old in Ireland: 'If you want support, you're going to have to pay for it'
# Fair Deal
# Fair Deal

Growing old in Ireland: 'If you want support, you're going to have to pay for it'

Sep 14th 2017, 3:59 PM 32,845 Views 48 Comments

Whether its Fair Deal contributions, nursing home fees or general funding in the care system, money gets in the way of older people deciding where they spend their final years.

# elderly - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

'I was told it'd only be for four weeks': Ireland's older people describe life in a nursing home
# Home
# Home

'I was told it'd only be for four weeks': Ireland's older people describe life in a nursing home

Sep 13th 2017, 6:30 AM 30,417 Views 27 Comments

A major study has highlighted the need for residents to be more involved in decision-making.

# elderly - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Burglars pretending to be gardaí force their way into elderly man's home
# Drogheda
# Drogheda

Burglars pretending to be gardaí force their way into elderly man's home

Aug 31st 2017, 8:38 PM 16,568 Views 27 Comments

An undisclosed sum of cash was stolen.

# elderly - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

'The rigid way our social welfare system works means we are losing good care workers'
# Column
# Column

'The rigid way our social welfare system works means we are losing good care workers'

Aug 23rd 2017, 6:30 AM 7,496 Views 16 Comments

Carers receive wages barely above the minimum wage, little guarantee of hours and have precious little career advancement prospects, writes Michael Harty.

# elderly - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Clamping complaints: Elderly woman with no mobile or credit card clamped while at mass
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Clamping complaints: Elderly woman with no mobile or credit card clamped while at mass

Aug 10th 2017, 12:05 AM 56,685 Views 120 Comments

A passerby stopped with the woman and had to pay the fine.

# elderly - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Left to die at the side of a road - south east Asian country's ageing population leads to humanitarian crisis
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Left to die at the side of a road - south east Asian country's ageing population leads to humanitarian crisis

Aug 6th 2017, 8:45 AM 19,232 Views 12 Comments

Years of domestic turmoil and a health system in tatters has seen Myanmar abandoning its elderly to their fate.

# elderly - Friday 4 August, 2017

Kerry nursing home told its system for residents' cash is 'not secure'
# Kerry
# Kerry

Kerry nursing home told its system for residents' cash is 'not secure'

Aug 4th 2017, 6:00 AM 8,784 Views 3 Comments

An inspection in April this year also found some staff had not received training in medication management and infection control.

# elderly - Friday 28 July, 2017

Kerry woman (107) who emigrated to America finally fulfills dream of receiving high school diploma
# Inspirational
# Inspirational

Kerry woman (107) who emigrated to America finally fulfills dream of receiving high school diploma

Jul 28th 2017, 10:03 PM 21,064 Views 15 Comments

Hanna Lovett was born in a small town in Kerry in 1910. She moved to the US when she was 12.

# elderly - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes
# Fair Deal
# Fair Deal

'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes

Jul 6th 2017, 6:00 AM 19,922 Views 13 Comments

Age Action has said some nursing homes are charging “extortionate costs”.

# elderly - Friday 30 June, 2017

Couple in their 80s 'traumatised' after holiday money stolen in violent robbery
# Beaumont
# Beaumont

Couple in their 80s 'traumatised' after holiday money stolen in violent robbery

Jun 30th 2017, 2:25 PM 30,474 Views 39 Comments

Two men have been arrested and are being questioned at Clontarf Garda Station.

# elderly - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

We need compassion as a priority in how we care for people like Michael and Kathleen
# Opinion
# Opinion

We need compassion as a priority in how we care for people like Michael and Kathleen

Jun 28th 2017, 9:30 PM 1,886 Views 21 Comments

Throughout the country, decisions are being made for reasons that trump people’s relationships and families.

# elderly - Monday 26 June, 2017

Elderly couple married for 63 years separated as one is rejected for nursing home care
# Fair Deal
# Fair Deal

Elderly couple married for 63 years separated as one is rejected for nursing home care

Jun 26th 2017, 4:31 PM 48,214 Views 110 Comments

Michael Devereaux (90) broke down in tears as he explained the ‘nightmare’ situation.

# elderly - Saturday 10 June, 2017

The Citizens' Assembly is back this weekend - this time they're dealing with the issue of ageing
# Ageing Population
# Ageing Population

The Citizens' Assembly is back this weekend - this time they're dealing with the issue of ageing

Jun 10th 2017, 7:15 AM 6,073 Views 19 Comments

The Assembly recently delivered its final report and recommendations on the Eight Amendment.

# elderly - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Brendan Courtney's dad passes away months after documentary on care for the elderly
# We Need To Talk About Dad
# We Need To Talk About Dad

Brendan Courtney's dad passes away months after documentary on care for the elderly

Jun 8th 2017, 2:15 PM 18,844 Views 10 Comments

A documentary aired at the start of this year looked at the complexities of organising home care for the elderly.

# elderly - Monday 29 May, 2017

40-year-old man charged after couple in their 80s found dead in house
# Portadown
# Portadown

40-year-old man charged after couple in their 80s found dead in house

May 29th 2017, 9:54 PM 24,198 Views 0 Comments

He is due to appear at Lisburn Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

# elderly - Sunday 2 April, 2017

How tiny woolly hats are making a difference in the lives of older people
# The Big Knit
# The Big Knit

How tiny woolly hats are making a difference in the lives of older people

Apr 2nd 2017, 9:00 PM 18,000 Views 4 Comments

The knitted creations raise money for charity and allow older people to meet up and work together.

# elderly - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions
# Medicine
# Medicine

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions

Mar 22nd 2017, 6:05 AM 12,168 Views 6 Comments

People over the age of 65 are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of medicine.

# elderly - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Prescriptions are going to be cheaper for over-70s with a medical card from tomorrow
# Easing The Burden
# Easing The Burden

Prescriptions are going to be cheaper for over-70s with a medical card from tomorrow

Feb 28th 2017, 5:44 PM 21,546 Views 56 Comments

Those eligible are advised to make themselves known to pharmacy staff so they can benefit from this reduction.

# elderly - Friday 24 February, 2017

Poll: Should elderly motorists be made to take their driving test again?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should elderly motorists be made to take their driving test again?

Feb 24th 2017, 9:52 PM 37,018 Views 146 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross has said that retesting “is a really good idea”.

# elderly - Friday 27 January, 2017

Home care: The way we care for the elderly could be about to change
# Home Care Deal
# Home Care Deal

Home care: The way we care for the elderly could be about to change

Jan 27th 2017, 6:05 AM 31,127 Views 17 Comments

A bill enshrining the right to home care passed the second stage of the legislative process yesterday.

# elderly - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Elderly care patient discovered 'lying on the bedroom floor covered in urine and faeces'
# HIQA
# HIQA

Elderly care patient discovered 'lying on the bedroom floor covered in urine and faeces'

Dec 28th 2016, 6:30 AM 28,250 Views 34 Comments

Records released detail complaints received by Hiqa in relation to nursing homes.

# elderly - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

'I'd love more people to come out to me because I'm not getting out as much as I used to'
# ALONE
# ALONE

'I'd love more people to come out to me because I'm not getting out as much as I used to'

Dec 21st 2016, 10:00 PM 12,283 Views 1 Comment

Alone is asking people to take the time to call into an elderly neighbour over Christmas.

# elderly - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

End-of-life care plans at Galway nursing home left blank
# Lough Corrib
# Lough Corrib

End-of-life care plans at Galway nursing home left blank

Dec 6th 2016, 8:10 PM 14,514 Views 15 Comments

There was also no nurse in charge on the day of a Hiqa inspection.

# elderly - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Have an elderly neighbour? Check in on them
# Social Isolation
# Social Isolation

Have an elderly neighbour? Check in on them

Dec 4th 2016, 7:45 AM 5,450 Views 3 Comments

Hundreds of people die each year due to health risks associated with cold weather and fuel poverty.

# elderly - Friday 2 December, 2016

'I didn't want to be any bother': Older people urged to ask for help this Christmas
# ALONE
# ALONE

'I didn't want to be any bother': Older people urged to ask for help this Christmas

Dec 2nd 2016, 3:01 PM 8,913 Views 12 Comments

A charity for older people wants to remind them they deserve to live with dignity.

# elderly - Monday 24 October, 2016

Poll: What's your biggest fear about growing older?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What's your biggest fear about growing older?

Oct 24th 2016, 10:22 AM 29,385 Views 118 Comments

A campaign is encouraging people to reach out to their neighbours.

# elderly - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Pensions up and charges down - How did the elderly fare in the Budget?
# Budget 2017
# Budget 2017

Pensions up and charges down - How did the elderly fare in the Budget?

Oct 11th 2016, 7:54 PM 9,635 Views 21 Comments

An increase in the State pension of €5 per week was the much heralded measure the Government announced today.

# elderly - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

'Utterly heartbreaking': Community shocked by death of two elderly brothers
# Bluebell
# Bluebell

'Utterly heartbreaking': Community shocked by death of two elderly brothers

Oct 5th 2016, 8:50 AM 33,373 Views 16 Comments

Daniel and William McCarthy were deaf and had lived together in south Dublin for over two decades.

# elderly - Monday 5 September, 2016

There'll be a million over-65s in Ireland by 2031 - experts say we need a plan
# Ageing Population
# Ageing Population

There'll be a million over-65s in Ireland by 2031 - experts say we need a plan

Sep 5th 2016, 6:00 AM 12,338 Views 21 Comments

Social Justice Ireland said it is seriously concerned that adequate funding is not being provided to address the ageing of the population.

# elderly - Sunday 21 August, 2016

Poll: Do you think the state pension should be increased?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Do you think the state pension should be increased?

Aug 21st 2016, 10:23 AM 26,979 Views 87 Comments

Fianna Fáil wants a €5 increase for pensioners in the next Budget.

# elderly - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Families 'very upset' as residents of nursing home to be removed over safety concerns
# Athlone
# Athlone

Families 'very upset' as residents of nursing home to be removed over safety concerns

Jul 6th 2016, 2:18 PM 14,268 Views 8 Comments

The HSE made the decision after an electrical report highlighted a number of risks.

# elderly - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Vast majority of elderly abuse is carried out by a close friend or family member
# Financial Abuse
# Financial Abuse

Vast majority of elderly abuse is carried out by a close friend or family member

Jun 15th 2016, 6:05 AM 11,753 Views 8 Comments

A new campaign aims to highlight the financial abuse of the elderly.

# elderly - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Older people moving to smaller houses might help housing crisis
# Living Alone
# Living Alone

Older people moving to smaller houses might help housing crisis

Mar 8th 2016, 11:15 AM 28,145 Views 166 Comments

Age Action says an ESRI report “seems to ignore the lack of choice faced by many older people”.

# elderly - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Renua wants elderly to use apps to stay in touch - but OAPs must buy the phones
# Old People
# Old People

Renua wants elderly to use apps to stay in touch - but OAPs must buy the phones

Feb 24th 2016, 6:07 AM 9,389 Views 37 Comments

The party says it’s “challenging stereotyping of elderly” but the measure has been criticised as “a bit mad”.

# elderly - Sunday 21 February, 2016

'If a regular suddenly stops coming, it usually means he or she has died'
# Old-age Discos
# Old-age Discos

'If a regular suddenly stops coming, it usually means he or she has died'

Feb 21st 2016, 12:01 PM 22,096 Views 23 Comments

Thousands of retired South Koreans are hitting the dance floors at special discos for the elderly.

# elderly - Saturday 20 February, 2016

This 110-year-old woman couldn't give a crap about being on TV
# Flossie Dickey
From The Daily Edge
# Flossie Dickey

This 110-year-old woman couldn't give a crap about being on TV

Feb 20th 2016, 12:16 PM 6,611 Views 0 Comments

She’d much rather be napping. Which is fair.

# elderly - Friday 29 January, 2016

Poll: Would you give up a seat on public transport for a pregnant woman or elderly person?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you give up a seat on public transport for a pregnant woman or elderly person?

Jan 29th 2016, 9:19 AM 45,567 Views 151 Comments

Some people think it’s an unwritten rule, while others aren’t so sure.