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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Older People

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Young people 'bear burden of financial crisis'
A new ESRI publication says that young households were more likely to become unemployed and many purchased a home prior to the crash.
65 jobs announced at Dublin care centre
Beechfield Nursing Home Group today announced the creation of 65 new jobs at its new care facility, Mount Hybla Private Designated Care Centre .
Concern for elderly health over budget cuts
Older people are more likely to spend more nights in hospital and to visit the GP, a TILDA study found.
Your 13 favourite people on public transport
Seat hogs, screaming babies and loud music – prepare yourself for another week of commuting bliss.
Poll: Are you worried about garda station closures?
Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has said that cutbacks will not affect the standard of policing, but are you worried about the closure of 100 garda station?
Public urged to check in on older people during cold weather
Older people and those with mobility issues can be particularly affected by the cold snap, the charity ALONE has said.
Older people ‘living in fear’ over reduced garda presence in their communities
Active Retirement Ireland says growing numbers of older people are frightened of criminals acting with “impunity” after cuts to policing presence.
Cut in elderly alarm scheme reversed
A government decision to cut the scheme by more than a million euro had been heavily criticised last week.
Helpline receives 15,000 calls from older people in 2012
The helpline, operated by Third Age Ireland, was especially busy over the Christmas period, as older people dealt with bereavement, financial worries, and having to say goodbye to family members who have emigrated.
HSE takes control of Mullross Nursing Home
The move comes after HIQA cancelled the provider’s registration.
Have you checked on your older neighbours?
Charity urges people to share the Christmas spirit and provide companionship this Christmas.
Councillor urges people to check on elderly neighbours after death of man in Dublin
The elderly man, who had been dead for several days, was found in his home in Ballyfermot this morning.
Column: Medical cards are a hot issue – but the Government shouldn’t shy away
Means-testing medical cards for the elderly got a previous government in trouble – but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea, writes Eoin Lynch.
Active Retirement Ireland urges government to protect free travel in budget
The organisation said older people are at risk of becoming socially isolated if their passes are taken away.
Why older people struggle to read fine print - study
Older adults rely more on holistic cues, such as word shape, when reading.
Poll: Should the retirement age of 65 be scrapped?
Workers are generally required to retire at the age of 65 – but a new opposition party Bill argues that this is discrimination based on age. What do you think?
3,000 extra people a year are going to need long-term care - report
The report found a lot more people than expected will need residential care or home help in coming years.
Video games could help prevent older people from falling
Research from Trinity and Queen’s finds that older people’s balance can be improved by games using the Wii balance board.
Marked increase in calls from older people to helpline
Following recent attacks on elderly people during burglaries, a charity has said there is increased fear and concern among older people.
Minister says gender equality crucial to reshaping society and economic recovery
Kathleen Lynch said it may fall to Ireland to advance gender equality in state and corporate boards when we take over the EU Presidency.
Older people optimistic about ageing, but "fear becoming a burden"
The report was launched by broadcasting legend Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, who said that “getting older doesn’t have to mean losing your health.”
Almost 80 per cent of lone pensioners have no internet access
Age Action Ireland said it has concerns that older people may become increasingly isolated and excluded from certain services as they continue to move online.
HIQA closes a total of 11 nursing homes over two years
Inspections have revealed concerns over bathing residents and food portions, as well as serious levels of understaffing.
ALONE: "Grave concerns" about issues at private nursing homes
The charity, which supports older people, made the comments following the taking over of a private Galway nursing home by the HSE.
New initiative to divert people with dementia from institutional care launched
Genio, the charity heading up the project, says it hopes to provide those living with dementia with the option of living for longer within their own communities and having an improved quality of life.
Column: We think of older people as a burden. In fact, they’re anything but.
Our society has become used to regarding older people as a drain, writes Peter Kavanagh. But in these times, everyone has to pitch in.
VIDEO: Old people listen to Swedish House Mafia's fearsome 'electric music'
Gardaí singled out the group’s music as a factor in the Phoenix Park disorder. So what did these fine upstanding citizens think?
Calls to Senior Helpline increase by 50 per cent
Some older people told the helpline they are afraid to sleep at night because of being burgled.
Housing Minister gives green light to 800 new social and voluntary houses
Approximately €100 million will be spent on housing units between now and 2014 including €35 million for the voluntary housing sector.
Charity for older people celebrates 35 years of service
Alone will celebrate the anniversary at Glasnevin Cemetery, honouring volunteers who have been with the charity in excess of three decades.
HSE reports 9 per cent increase in elder abuse referrals
The majority of alleged victims were aged over 80, female, and had reportedly been neglected or abused by a relative.
Review on way to ensure nursing home scheme offers security to older people
The Government is also examining accommodation options as an alternative to nursing homes.
Column: Young people are the future – but we older ones can help them there
Co-operation between the generations benefits everyone, and older people must play their part, writes retiree Betty O’Flynn.
One in four would be embarrassed to have counselling - survey
An industry survey showed men are less likely than women to seek counselling for personal difficulties.
HSE to close 555 nursing home beds and cut hospital budgets
The HSE has outlined how it will save €750 million over the next 12 months.
More of us reaching 100th birthday than ever before
A record 368 people turned 100 last year – meaning the State gave out almost €1million in bounty payments.
Older people risk isolation at Christmas, charity warns
Loneliness can have real health effects with Christmas a particularly bad time, support organisation Alone said.
Half of older people forgo food to pay for fuel - survey
Researchers say fuel poverty is contributing to “significant” differences in summer and winter mortality rates across the island of Ireland.
TDs to vote on 'cost subsidy' for health insurance
A new Health Insurance Bill will offer tax rebates to older health insurance, hoping to balance the cost of insuring young and old.