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#Elderly

# elderly - Monday 13 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Robots like Stevie could allow the elderly to live in their own homes for longer Science Week

Robots like Stevie could allow the elderly to live in their own homes for longer

A team of researchers at Trinity have been given funding by Enterprise Ireland to develop a robot to assist with the elderly.

# elderly - Friday 20 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Up to 10% of older Irish people are victims of financial abuse' Column

'Up to 10% of older Irish people are victims of financial abuse'

We need to face up to the reality of this situation. Financial abuse can happen anyone, writes Eileen O’Callaghan.

# elderly - Sunday 15 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie A group of elderly Irish expats in Manchester are on a mission to save longwave radio Lw252

A group of elderly Irish expats in Manchester are on a mission to save longwave radio

The service will end in 2019 and will be replaced by a digital service which campaigners say many older people in the UK will not be able to access.

# elderly - Sunday 8 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I wasn't alive for six years, then I started living again': How new homes made a huge difference to the elderly FOLD IReland

'I wasn't alive for six years, then I started living again': How new homes made a huge difference to the elderly

A new development recently won the top prize at the Irish Council for Social Housing’s 8th Biennial Community Housing Awards.

# elderly - Friday 15 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Appeal for mourners to attend funeral of Irishman who died alone in Manchester Plea

Appeal for mourners to attend funeral of Irishman who died alone in Manchester

The Council of Irish Associations in Manchester are making funeral arrangements.

# elderly - Thursday 14 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 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.

# elderly - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

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

'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.

# elderly - Thursday 31 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Burglars pretending to be gardaí force their way into elderly man's home Drogheda

Burglars pretending to be gardaí force their way into elderly man's home

An undisclosed sum of cash was stolen.

# elderly - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'The rigid way our social welfare system works means we are losing good care workers' Column

'The rigid way our social welfare system works means we are losing good care workers'

Carers receive wages barely above the minimum wage, little guarantee of hours and have precious little career advancement prospects, writes Michael Harty.

# elderly - Thursday 10 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Clamping complaints: Elderly woman with no mobile or credit card clamped while at mass Dublin City Council

Clamping complaints: Elderly woman with no mobile or credit card clamped while at mass

A passerby stopped with the woman and had to pay the fine.

# elderly - Sunday 6 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Left to die at the side of a road - south east Asian country's ageing population leads to humanitarian crisis Myanmar This post contains videos

Left to die at the side of a road - south east Asian country's ageing population leads to humanitarian crisis

Years of domestic turmoil and a health system in tatters has seen Myanmar abandoning its elderly to their fate.

# elderly - Friday 4 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Kerry nursing home told its system for residents' cash is 'not secure' Kerry

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.

# elderly - Friday 28 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Kerry woman (107) who emigrated to America finally fulfills dream of receiving high school diploma Inspirational

Kerry woman (107) who emigrated to America finally fulfills dream of receiving high school diploma

Hanna Lovett was born in a small town in Kerry in 1910. She moved to the US when she was 12.

# elderly - Thursday 6 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes Fair Deal

'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 - Friday 30 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Couple in their 80s 'traumatised' after holiday money stolen in violent robbery Beaumont

Couple in their 80s 'traumatised' after holiday money stolen in violent robbery

Two men have been arrested and are being questioned at Clontarf Garda Station.

# elderly - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie We need compassion as a priority in how we care for people like Michael and Kathleen Opinion

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.

# elderly - Monday 26 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Elderly couple married for 63 years separated as one is rejected for nursing home care Fair Deal

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.

# elderly - Saturday 10 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The Citizens' Assembly is back this weekend - this time they're dealing with the issue of ageing Ageing Population

The Citizens' Assembly is back this weekend - this time they're dealing with the issue of ageing

The Assembly recently delivered its final report and recommendations on the Eight Amendment.

# elderly - Thursday 8 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Brendan Courtney's dad passes away months after documentary on care for the elderly 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.

# elderly - Monday 29 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 40-year-old man charged after couple in their 80s found dead in house Portadown

40-year-old man charged after couple in their 80s found dead in house

He is due to appear at Lisburn Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

# elderly - Sunday 2 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie How tiny woolly hats are making a difference in the lives of older people The Big Knit

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.

# elderly - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions Medicine

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.

# elderly - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Prescriptions are going to be cheaper for over-70s with a medical card from tomorrow Easing The Burden

Prescriptions are going to be cheaper for over-70s with a medical card from tomorrow

Those eligible are advised to make themselves known to pharmacy staff so they can benefit from this reduction.

# elderly - Friday 24 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should elderly motorists be made to take their driving test again? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should elderly motorists be made to take their driving test again?

Transport Minister Shane Ross has said that retesting “is a really good idea”.

# elderly - Friday 27 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Home care: The way we care for the elderly could be about to change Home Care Deal

Home care: The way we care for the elderly could be about to change

A bill enshrining the right to home care passed the second stage of the legislative process yesterday.

# elderly - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Elderly care patient discovered 'lying on the bedroom floor covered in urine and faeces' HIQA

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.

# elderly - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'I'd love more people to come out to me because I'm not getting out as much as I used to' ALONE

'I'd love more people to come out to me because I'm not getting out as much as I used to'

Alone is asking people to take the time to call into an elderly neighbour over Christmas.

# elderly - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie End-of-life care plans at Galway nursing home left blank Lough Corrib

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.

# elderly - Sunday 4 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Have an elderly neighbour? Check in on them Social Isolation

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.

# elderly - Friday 2 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'I didn't want to be any bother': Older people urged to ask for help this Christmas ALONE This post contains videos

'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.

# elderly - Monday 24 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Poll: What's your biggest fear about growing older? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What's your biggest fear about growing older?

A campaign is encouraging people to reach out to their neighbours.

# elderly - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Pensions up and charges down - How did the elderly fare in the Budget? Budget 2017

Pensions up and charges down - How did the elderly fare in the Budget?

An increase in the State pension of €5 per week was the much heralded measure the Government announced today.

# elderly - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'Utterly heartbreaking': Community shocked by death of two elderly brothers Bluebell

'Utterly heartbreaking': Community shocked by death of two elderly brothers

Daniel and William McCarthy were deaf and had lived together in south Dublin for over two decades.

# elderly - Monday 5 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie There'll be a million over-65s in Ireland by 2031 - experts say we need a plan Ageing Population

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.

# elderly - Sunday 21 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think the state pension should be increased? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the state pension should be increased?

Fianna Fáil wants a €5 increase for pensioners in the next Budget.

# elderly - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Families 'very upset' as residents of nursing home to be removed over safety concerns Athlone

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.

# elderly - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Vast majority of elderly abuse is carried out by a close friend or family member Financial Abuse

Vast majority of elderly abuse is carried out by a close friend or family member

A new campaign aims to highlight the financial abuse of the elderly.

# elderly - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Older people moving to smaller houses might help housing crisis Living Alone

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”.

# elderly - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Renua wants elderly to use apps to stay in touch - but OAPs must buy the phones Old People

Renua wants elderly to use apps to stay in touch - but OAPs must buy the phones

The party says it’s “challenging stereotyping of elderly” but the measure has been criticised as “a bit mad”.

# elderly - Sunday 21 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'If a regular suddenly stops coming, it usually means he or she has died' Old-age Discos

'If a regular suddenly stops coming, it usually means he or she has died'

Thousands of retired South Koreans are hitting the dance floors at special discos for the elderly.

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