Combating loneliness & isolation in older adults

  Why is this an issue for older people in our communities? In 2020, due to COVID-19 and the health warnings for older people with advice to cocoon, there is a heightened risk of loneliness and isolation due to disruption to routines, inability to meet and socialise, closure of many typical gatherings, and regional disconnects with government restrictions in place. In the current climate, data […]

Combating loneliness & isolation in older adults

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Cocooning & Coronavirus Advice for Older People

On Friday the 27th of March, the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced measures to attempt to further prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, Covid-19. As part of this announcement, he used the term “cocooning” as part of the Coronavirus advice. Basically, with the mention of cocooning, the government were outlining specific advice for those who are over 70 years of age and also people who are […]

Cocooning & Coronavirus Advice for Older People

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How To Become A Care Assistant In Ireland

Do you want to become a home care assistant in Ireland but don’t know where to start? Read our guide to find out everything you need to know about starting your caregiving career. What is A Home Care Assistant? The term “home care assistant” refers to a trained non-medical professional who assists people in their homes with everyday tasks. The primary role of a home […]

How To Become A Care Assistant In Ireland

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We are delighted to announce that Be Independent Home Care has been voted as the second-best company to work for in Ireland in a recent survey from Indeed. The 2019 ranking was compiled according to employer ratings and reviews on the global job site. “This achievement is a huge source of pride for everyone here at Be Independent Home Care”, says Alice Lucey, our Director of […]

Be Independent Home Care Voted Ireland’s 2nd Best Workplace

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The Benefits of Physical Activity for Older Adults

According to the 2016 Positive Ageing Report, over two-thirds of older adults aged 50+ in Ireland reported low levels of physical activity. Our guide explains the benefits of exercise and offers some tips on how to incorporate more activity into your daily life. As we age, there are many reasons why we may slow down and adopt a more sedentary lifestyle. This may be due […]

The Benefits of Physical Activity for Older Adults

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Dementia, regardless of its cause, is a progressive condition, with deterioration likely to occur in all domains. It is a distressing and often frightening illness for the individual and can be perceived as stigmatising and heartbreaking for family members. The disease impacts on memory, language, ability to communicate, mood and personality. Currently there are approximately 42,000 people with dementia in Ireland. By 2036 however, it […]

17th of April 2014: A new study has unearthed a clue as to why more women than men develop dementia.

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