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#We Need To Talk About Dad

From TheJournal.ie TV presenter Brendan Courtney appointed to Sláintecare implementation council 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.

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.

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 Homecare for the elderly a 'priority' in wake of Brendan Courtney documentary 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'You don't want to be mean, but it is depressing': Brendan Courtney on nursing home care for his dad 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.