The homecare industry is growing at a rate six times greater than that of the average growth percentage of 6.5% across all professions. While this may seem like a positive development for the industry, the truth is that homecare services cannot keep up with the extraordinary demands it is currently facing, largely due to substantial increases in life expectancy from previous generations. For an insight […]
In 2006, 468,000 people in Ireland were aged 65 or over. It is predicted that by 2041, this will rise to 1.4 million people. With the advances that have taken place in healthcare, more people are living much longer than ever before. One of the most fascinating facts is that 50% of female children born in Ireland today, could even live to be 100 years […]
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The number of dementia cases are expected to more than triple by 2050. One of the rarest forms of dementia is called Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease. Only one in one million people are diagnosed with it annually. Many diseases can cause dementia at later stages. Have a look at our latest infographic for more information.
The minister with responsibility for older people, Kathleen Lynch, has said today that nursing home residents under the Fair Deal Scheme will not have to pay an increased contribution towards their care. Age Action has welcomed the decision, saying it will be a relief for many families. Justin Moran, of Age Action, said: “We welcome this morning’s announcement that there will be no increase in […]
One-in-three people living in nursing homes could be cared for in their own homes, a leading charity says. According to new figures, based on Department of Health records, 35pc of elderly men and women in long-term beds have “low to medium” support needs. Now, the ALONE charity is calling on the Government to “enhance” home supports for this group instead of “forcing” them into residential […]