Alone, the charity that supports older people at home, is aiming to raise €10,000 during the event.
Alone Ireland today launched a campaign called ‘How will you pay the rent when you retire?’
The eastern part of the country is set to be the worst hit by the wintry weather.
Alone, a charity for older people, has launched its Christmas campaign – No one should be alone this Christmas.
Browne was speaking at the launch of Alone’s Christmas campaign for older people.
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.
A major study has highlighted the need for residents to be more involved in decision-making.
An inspection in April this year also found some staff had not received training in medication management and infection control.
The service is used by more than 100 older people a week.
Age Action has said some nursing homes are charging “extortionate costs”.
At least two in every five policyholders are on “dated and hugely overpriced plans”.
The knitted creations raise money for charity and allow older people to meet up and work together.
People over the age of 65 are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of medicine.
It has received widespread welcome from older people’s’ groups.
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.
There was also no nurse in charge on the day of a Hiqa inspection.
Hundreds of people die each year due to health risks associated with cold weather and fuel poverty.
Retirement clauses have led to high numbers of older people on the dole.
Social Justice Ireland said it is seriously concerned that adequate funding is not being provided to address the ageing of the population.
Watch out for your pets, and don’t forget the suncream, these experts say.
The HSE made the decision after an electrical report highlighted a number of risks.
An Irish student has won an international award for a version of the proposal.
Age Action says an ESRI report “seems to ignore the lack of choice faced by many older people”.
Sinn Féin has launched its policy for older people, but not everyone is impressed.
The average Irish person walks at around 1.33 metres per second.
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.
The abuse includes demands for money, stealing of possessions and withholding money from older people.
The magnitude of the impact of the recession on older people is as diverse as the ageing population itself.
As more people get older, the Government have concerns about increasing expenditure.
It’s all thanks to ALONE.
A major new study has warned that urgent reform is needed.
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.
Over 2,100 people are on the HSE’s Fair Deal waiting list.