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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The Importance of Self-Care for Carers (Infographic)

Caregiving is certainly one of the most fulfilling and rewarding activities a person can undertake, but every so often it may take a toll on the carer, who spends so much of their time attending to the needs of others that they may neglect their own wellbeing. Caregiver stress benefits nobody, as the carer’s passion is diminished, and the client is unlikely to receive the […]

The Importance of Self-Care for Carers (Infographic)

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What is Positive Ageing & How Can You Promote It?

    What is Positive Ageing? Positive ageing is an approach that recognises how our mindset and attitudes affect our physical and emotional wellbeing as we age. The Positive Psychology Institute defines it as, “The process of maintaining a positive attitude, feeling good about yourself, keeping fit and healthy, and engaging fully in life as you age.” Many cultures still maintain negative ideas about ageing, […]

What is Positive Ageing & How Can You Promote It?

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How to Avoid & Overcome Loneliness in Old Age

At a recent NIC Talks conference, AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson revealed that 1 out of every 5 older adults suffers from social isolation, an issue that she described as “pernicious”. Elderly isolation can lead to serious health problems such as alcoholism, depression and malnutrition, with some older people potentially turning to drink as a coping mechanism or losing the motivation to prepare meals […]

How to Avoid & Overcome Loneliness in Old Age

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Recognising Depression in older people

  Depression in older people is sadly very common and, quite alarmingly, it tends to be routinely dismissed as an inevitable aspect of getting older, or perhaps our elders don’t recognise the onset of depression. The harsh reality is that many older people who live alone could be extremely depressed but, in their isolation, they have nobody to whom they can talk about it, or […]

Recognising Depression in older people

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