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#Nursing Homes

From TheJournal.ie Nursing home complaints: Allegations of poor hygiene standards and staffing issues HIQA

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.

From TheJournal.ie Government wants building of old age retirement villages to begin by November 2019 Later Years

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.

From TheJournal.ie Delayed discharges are leading to infections, falls and overcrowding Bed Blockers

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’.

From TheJournal.ie 'A removal of stress and worry' - Fair Deal scheme to be extended to farms and family businesses Assets

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes Hospitals

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Somebody needs to shout stop': HSE nursing homes cost a lot more to run than private ones Running Costs

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Demand for every kind of health service in Ireland is set to go through the roof in the next 13 years We're Gettin' Old

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.

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers aren't happy that the Fair Deal scheme's 'discriminatory measures' might be here to stay Nursing Homes

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.

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”.

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.

From TheJournal.ie One-fifth of Irish people have witnessed poor care for the elderly HIQA

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's too blunt': Concerns around adding home care to Fair Deal scheme Caring For The Elderly

'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.

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'At the moment it's just horrendous out there': The challenges facing Ireland's carers LET US LIVE

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing home staff used "foul and abusive language" to intimidate and threaten people Elder Abuse

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.

From TheJournal.ie Social workers 'waiting for people to die' to get elderly clients the care they need Home Help

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.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing home residents abused and 'left short of food as staff ate it' Complaints

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.

From TheJournal.ie The pricing model for nursing home beds slammed as 'not fit for purpose' Pricing Structure

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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish pensioners made to choose between heat and food need extra €5 a week Age Action

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.

From TheJournal.ie This 105-year-old Dublin woman told us her secrets to a long and healthy life Content

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.”

From TheJournal.ie Why are we forcing the elderly out of their homes? Help The Aged

Why are we forcing the elderly out of their homes?

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

From TheJournal.ie State accused of covering up cost of nursing homes Concealing

State accused of covering up cost of nursing homes

Nursing Homes Ireland wants details released immediately.

From TheJournal.ie HSE moving some patients to nursing homes to free up beds Overcrowding Crisis

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.

From TheJournal.ie 700 complaints about nursing and care home staff passed to gardaí Abuse

700 complaints about nursing and care home staff passed to gardaí

27 of those complaints are redacted.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Catch up as you wake up.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing home waiting lists are 'spiralling out of control' Fair Deal

Nursing home waiting lists are 'spiralling out of control'

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

From TheJournal.ie Dignity of elderly compromised after being transported down corridors on commodes Inspection

Dignity of elderly compromised after being transported down corridors on commodes

The latest HIQA inspection reports finds elderly residents sitting alone during meal times with food on their face and clothing.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly people 'left languishing' on nursing home waiting list Waiting

Elderly people 'left languishing' on nursing home waiting list

There are over 500 people currently waiting in hospital beds.

From TheJournal.ie There is only one respite bed per 450 people with dementia in Ireland Nursing Homes

There is only one respite bed per 450 people with dementia in Ireland

Only 52 nursing homes nationally have specialised care units for people with the disease.

From TheJournal.ie Over 4,000 nursing home residents were seriously injured in 2013 Nursing Homes

Over 4,000 nursing home residents were seriously injured in 2013

Age Action says that number is ‘concerning’.

From TheJournal.ie 'Not enough nursing home beds to meet demand and it's only going to get worse' Ageing

'Not enough nursing home beds to meet demand and it's only going to get worse'

Tadgh Daly, CEO of Nursing Homes Ireland said in the next seven years, the population over 85 will grow by 46 per cent.

From TheJournal.ie Dutch asked to volunteer so ageing relatives get care Obligation

Dutch asked to volunteer so ageing relatives get care

Netherlands’ generous welfare state slowly being replaced by “society of participation”.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing homes body says there are over 250 jobs available in the sector Jobs

Nursing homes body says there are over 250 jobs available in the sector

The body that represents nursing homes in Ireland says that the sector could add 900 jobs a year for the next decade.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing home owners to start knocking on politicians' doors over 'crisis in care' Nursing Homes

Nursing home owners to start knocking on politicians' doors over 'crisis in care'

Members of Nursing Homes Ireland will lobby TDs, senators and councillors to support the immediate establishment of a forum to discuss challenges in residential care.

From TheJournal.ie National plan to save €721 million published by HSE Cuts

National plan to save €721 million published by HSE

The plan includes an additional cut to primary care costs of €60 million, staff reductions of 4,000 and a promise to reduce waiting times.

From TheJournal.ie HIQA closes a total of 11 nursing homes over two years Older People

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.

From TheJournal.ie ALONE: "Grave concerns" about issues at private nursing homes Nursing Homes

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.

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