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# We Need To Talk About Dad

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# Health Reform
TV presenter Brendan Courtney appointed to Sláintecare implementation council
Sláintecare is the cross-party plan to overhaul the Irish health service over ten years.
# We Need To Talk About Dad
Brendan Courtney's dad passes away months after documentary on care for the elderly
A documentary aired at the start of this year looked at the complexities of organising home care for the elderly.
# a country for old men?
'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.
# Fair Deal
Homecare for the elderly a 'priority' in wake of Brendan Courtney documentary
The Department of Health has made the commitment in the wake of the broadcast of an RTÉ documentary on the subject.
# We Need To Talk About Dad
'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.