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#Nursing Homes

# nursing-homes - Friday 3 April, 2020

HSE says some of the PPE flown in from China is 'not appropriate for use'

The Irish government has spent over €200 million on PPE from countries such as China.

New figures show 38 clusters of Covid-19 in Ireland's nursing homes

Nursing homes now account for 23.8% of Covid-19 clusters in the country.

# nursing-homes - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Staff health checks and more PPE for nursing home staff, but representative group says test results still too slow

Simon Harris has said a lot of the new measures are “already underway” in nursing homes.

# nursing-homes - Monday 30 March, 2020

Minister Simon Harris 'to immediately address' PPE shortages in nursing homes

Minister Simon Harris met with representatives of nursing homes today to discuss their role in the Covid-19 crisis.

# nursing-homes - 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.

# nursing-homes - Friday 6 March, 2020

Visitor restrictions ordered for nursing homes nationwide amid coronavirus fears

Visitors are only told to attend nursing homes in “urgent circumstances”.

# nursing-homes - 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.

# nursing-homes - Saturday 26 October, 2019

What happened to the HSE's proposal for its own undercover investigations in care homes?

Back in 2014, then director general Tony O’Brien said it was time to look at these sorts of measures to protect vulnerable clients.

# nursing-homes - 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.

# nursing-homes - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Nursing homes: Almost half of HSE-run homes are failing when it comes to Garda vetting

Health watchdog found that HSE-run care homes were breaching Garda-vetting rules.

# nursing-homes - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

'Unfair' language in nursing home contracts led residents into terms they would never agree to

The CCPC has published new guidelines for the sector today.

# nursing-homes - 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.

# nursing-homes - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Government wants building of old age retirement villages to begin by November 2019

A recent PAC report said it is not clear that the cost of care in public nursing homes is providing value for money to the taxpayer.

# nursing-homes - Monday 19 November, 2018

Delayed discharges are leading to infections, falls and overcrowding

Families failing to engage with the Fair Deal Scheme is one of the reasons behind so-called ‘bed blockers’.

# nursing-homes - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

'A removal of stress and worry' - Fair Deal scheme to be extended to farms and family businesses

The decision taken today will extend this three-year cap to farms and businesses.

# nursing-homes - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes

There was a 10% increase in health expenditure between 2011 and 2016.

# nursing-homes - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'Somebody needs to shout stop': HSE nursing homes cost a lot more to run than private ones

New figures show a significant discrepancy in the weekly costs of providing long-term residential care for elderly people.

# nursing-homes - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Demand for every kind of health service in Ireland is set to go through the roof in the next 13 years

According to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) Ireland’s rapidly growing (and ageing) population will create a huge demand for healthcare by 2030.

# nursing-homes - Thursday 14 September, 2017

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

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

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.

# nursing-homes - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

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

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

# nursing-homes - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Farmers aren't happy that the Fair Deal scheme's 'discriminatory measures' might be here to stay

Planned reforms over the plans are being delayed.

# nursing-homes - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'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”.

# nursing-homes - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

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

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

# nursing-homes - Monday 8 May, 2017

One-fifth of Irish people have witnessed poor care for the elderly

A significant number of people have witnessed physical or emotional abuse in home care services.

# nursing-homes - Thursday 2 February, 2017

'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.

# nursing-homes - Sunday 22 January, 2017

'A Fair Deal it may be, a cheap deal it sure isn't' - the trauma of putting a relative into care

TheJournal.ie spoke to three people with recent experience of negotiating the HSE’s Fair Deal nursing home scheme.

# nursing-homes - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

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

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

# nursing-homes - Monday 3 October, 2016

'At the moment it's just horrendous out there': The challenges facing Ireland's carers

Carmel Geoghegan looked after her dying mother in 2014 but has hit out at what seriously sick people face today.

# nursing-homes - Sunday 28 August, 2016

Nursing home staff used "foul and abusive language" to intimidate and threaten people Exclusive

Documents show a number of serious issues in relation to care at nursing homes across Ireland.

# nursing-homes - Friday 3 June, 2016

Social workers 'waiting for people to die' to get elderly clients the care they need

Social workers say as many of half of their clients who have gone into nursing homes could have stayed in their own homes with proper supports.

# nursing-homes - Monday 11 April, 2016

Nursing home residents abused and 'left short of food as staff ate it' Exclusive

Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act detail a number of instances of alleged abuse.

# nursing-homes - Monday 21 December, 2015

The pricing model for nursing home beds slammed as 'not fit for purpose'

A new report has criticised the pricing model in place for nursing homes in Ireland.

# nursing-homes - Monday 21 September, 2015

Irish pensioners made to choose between heat and food need extra €5 a week

Age Action is calling for increases to the State pension and the living alone allowance.

# nursing-homes - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

This 105-year-old Dublin woman told us her secrets to a long and healthy life

“I had a very happy life all the time.”

# nursing-homes - Monday 22 June, 2015

Why are we forcing the elderly out of their homes?

Alone says too many see nursing homes as the only option for older people.

# nursing-homes - Monday 4 May, 2015

State accused of covering up cost of nursing homes

Nursing Homes Ireland wants details released immediately.

# nursing-homes - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

HSE moving some patients to nursing homes to free up beds

Some patients who have ‘delayed discharge’ are being moved to free nursing home beds.

# nursing-homes - Sunday 14 December, 2014

700 complaints about nursing and care home staff passed to gardaí

27 of those complaints are redacted.

# nursing-homes - Sunday 16 November, 2014

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Catch up as you wake up.

# nursing-homes - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Nursing home waiting lists are 'spiralling out of control'

Over 2,100 people are on the HSE’s Fair Deal waiting list.

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