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# Older People

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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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
Older person's care centre set to close today over fire safety fears
The service is used by more than 100 older people a week.
'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”.
Older people overpaying €1,000 for health insurance as they're 'afraid to switch plan'
At least two in every five policyholders are on “dated and hugely overpriced plans”.
How tiny woolly hats are making a difference in the lives of older people
The knitted creations raise money for charity and allow older people to meet up and work together.
Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions
People over the age of 65 are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of medicine.
'Retirement should be an option' - plan to abolish retirement age welcomed
It has received widespread welcome from older people’s’ groups.
Most older people are having sex on a regular basis
Having sex in your advancing years makes you more optimistic about growing old, the research claims.
Older people in Ireland are getting lovely Christmas cards made by Thai kids and their Irish teacher
They’re sending the cards to the charity Age Action, who will distribute them to the older people using their services. Aww.
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.
Have an elderly neighbour? Check in on them
Hundreds of people die each year due to health risks associated with cold weather and fuel poverty.
'I didn't want to be any bother': Older people urged to ask for help this Christmas
A charity for older people wants to remind them they deserve to live with dignity.
Poll: Should mandatory retirement be abolished?
Retirement clauses have led to high numbers of older people on the dole.
There'll be a million over-65s in Ireland by 2031 - experts say we need a plan
Social Justice Ireland said it is seriously concerned that adequate funding is not being provided to address the ageing of the population.
It might be great weather outside, but there are a few things to worry about
Watch out for your pets, and don’t forget the suncream, these experts say.
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.
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.
What about this idea? - Caring for older people to pay for your own future care
An Irish student has won an international award for a version of the proposal.
Going out tonight? People with busy social lives are more likely to stay healthy into old age
It helps to stay busy.
Older people moving to smaller houses might help housing crisis
Age Action says an ESRI report “seems to ignore the lack of choice faced by many older people”.
Gerry Adams is hopeful he'll be Taoiseach for the Easter Rising centenary
Sinn Féin has launched its policy for older people, but not everyone is impressed.
Traffic lights are changing too quickly for a lot of old people
The average Irish person walks at around 1.33 metres per second.
'I don’t feel safe in my home after it was burgled and fear constantly hangs over me'
Pat Kelly, aged 72, cared for his parents for most of his life. Now, he struggles to make ends meet and fears the rise in crime in his area.
17 times older people were the best thing on Facebook
<3 forever <3
Elderly woman loses her home after letting her son move in after marriage breakdown
The abuse includes demands for money, stealing of possessions and withholding money from older people.
What has it really been like for older people during austerity?
The magnitude of the impact of the recession on older people is as diverse as the ageing population itself.
Let these Irish pensioners teach you everything about love
Poll: Do you agree that the State pension should be cut?
As more people get older, the Government have concerns about increasing expenditure.
Six homeless people just got the keys to their new houses
It’s all thanks to ALONE.
Our ageing population 'risks a poor quality of life' unless action is taken now
A major new study has warned that urgent reform is needed.
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.
Nursing home waiting lists are 'spiralling out of control'
Over 2,100 people are on the HSE’s Fair Deal waiting list.
Opinion: You’re never too old to talk – so don't overlook older people's mental health
Some great strides have been made in this country in recent years to tackle mental health issues, but let’s make sure all people in society are cared for.
Robbers burst into home of elderly couple armed with screwdrivers and iron bars
The couple were not physically harmed but were left badly shaken.
You're better off being old in the US, Norway or France than you are in Ireland
By 2050, the over 60s will account for 29.7% of the population.
One in five older Irish people live in deprivation
74,520 Irish people over the age of 65 are suffering enforced deprivation.