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# Nursing Home

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Patients 'have a right to ask doctors and nurses if they have received the flu vaccine'
Health Minister Simon Harris said just one third of all health workers got the vaccine last year.
Nursing home told to change bedroom after inspection finds residents had no personal space or privacy
Investigators found that four residents had been using the room.
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.
'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes
Age Action has said some nursing homes are charging “extortionate costs”.
Elderly couple married for 63 years separated as one is rejected for nursing home care
Michael Devereaux (90) broke down in tears as he explained the ‘nightmare’ situation.
Order of nuns sells south Dublin nursing home to private operator
Orwell Healthcare, one of Dublin’s largest facilities, has taken over Queen of Peace.
Eircom fined for over-charging nuns' nursing home and leaving it without phone service for weeks
The judge convicted Eircom and imposed fines amounting to €16,500 which must be paid within two months.
George Clooney surprised an elderly fan by turning up at her nursing home on her 87th birthday
Ah George!
'It's too blunt': Concerns around adding home care to Fair Deal scheme
This bill is seen as the first small step towards State-aided home care in Ireland – but there are some big problems with it.
'A Fair Deal it may be, a cheap deal it sure isn't' - the trauma of putting a relative into care spoke to three people with recent experience of negotiating the HSE’s Fair Deal nursing home scheme.
'You don't want to be mean, but it is depressing': Brendan Courtney on nursing home care for his dad
A poll has indicated that 85% of Irish people would prefer to be cared for in their old age at home.
End-of-life care plans at Galway nursing home left blank
There was also no nurse in charge on the day of a Hiqa inspection.
Nursing home manager jailed for stealing €45,000 from vulnerable patient
Maeve Bell was sentenced to 15 months in prison today.
Four care assistants dismissed at Dublin nursing home after investigation into residents' privacy
Beechfield Manor has said that there were a number of incidents in which “residents’ privacy had not been respected”.
Families 'very upset' as residents of nursing home to be removed over safety concerns
The HSE made the decision after an electrical report highlighted a number of risks.
Ex-nurse accused of stealing €50,000 from elderly patient at Dublin nursing home
Maeve Bell will face trial next month.
This guy woke up in a nursing home after his New Year's night out
And now his story is going super viral.
Murder investigation launched after woman shot at nursing home
The incident took place at a care home in the United Kingdom.
Almost 50 residents evacuated from a nursing home due to flooding
Groups of volunteers sprang into life to allow the elderly residents to be brought to safety.
This 105-year-old woman told us where the Dublin nightlife hotspots were back in her day
She also spoke about what it was like for her during the 1916 Rising and the world wars.
'Unfair and unjust': Proposed hike in nursing home bills slammed
Prime Time this evening reported on a review of the fair deal scheme.
The waiting list for nursing home money is getting even longer
The budget for the scheme is capped and those on the waiting list are forced to foot a bill of €13,000 a year until they’re approved.
Watchdog finds issues with nutrition and healthcare at Galway nursing home
Hiqa carried out an unannounced inspection of Aras Chois Fharraige last month.
Gardaí investigate fire at derelict nursing home
Two girls were said to have been on the roof of the building, but no one was injured.
Gardaí, Microsoft and Hello Kitty: The week in numbers
Plus: At what age do people begin to feel most confident about their looks?
Two whistleblowers suspended over nursing home claims, Seanad told
A HIQA inspection carried out at the home in May of this year found the authority hadn’t been informed adequately of elder abuse allegations.
'Adding to chaos': Waiting times for nursing home funding double over three months
The waiting time for funding increased from six to 12 weeks, while the number of people on the list rose by 500.
Nurse jailed for ill treatment of 92-year-old after family installed secret camera
The hidden camera captured the nurse poking the 92-year-old victim in the head and telling her to “shut up”.
Long waiting times for nursing home funding causing 'distress and hardship'
A new survey reveals that patients are waiting more than 10 weeks for funding approval.
Warning of future nursing homes crisis if 'action isn't taken now'
Nursing home representatives believe more resources are needed to prevent future shortages.
Patient with dementia questioned after 21 die in fire at hospital for the elderly
Most of the victims died from asphyxiation as they could not escape the smoke-filled corridors.
Ten bodies recovered in freezing search of Quebec nursing home fire
Equipment usually used to de-ice ships has been brought in to aid the search for the dozens still missing.
Grim search begins for victims of nursing home fire
Around three dozen people remain unaccounted for after the blaze.
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.
Gardaí search for man who went missing from nursing home
Frank Helly went missing from Balinahalla Nursing Home in Moycullen, County Galway yesterday evening.
Couple married for 65 years die 11 hours apart
Is someone chopping onions?
Persistent staffing problems identified at Donegal nursing home
A lack of dedicated cleaning staff meant some residents’ facilities were ‘heavily soiled’, HIQA found.
Nurse accused of setting fire to nursing home pleads guilty to killing 11 people
Roger Dean, a 37-year-old nurse who worked at the nursing home, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of murders on the first day of his trial.
"Excessive and problematic" drinking by nursing home residents
HIQA found that residents at a Tipperary nursing home socialised, but that at times their alcohol consumption led to challenging behaviours.