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 […]

July 2015: Use Fair Deal money for home care packages, says leading charity.

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Be Independent Home Care are delighted to be supporting a project in Nepal that is helping provide safe accomadation for the Elderly in Nepal following the recent devastating earthquake. An Irishman Stephen O’ Brien is the International Coordinator of the project and has written the following piece: For further information please visit Rotary’s website at www.rotaryclubbhaktapur.org “In affluent Western societies people talk about the problems […]

28th of June 2015: A Project Supporting the Elderly in Nepal

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Infographic : The Importance of Assistive Technology in Dementia

The Importance of Assistive Technology in Dementia, an Infographic This infographic called ‘The Importance of Assistive Technology in Dementia’ gives an overview on how to understand Dementia, why advancements in assistive technology are so important, the predicted increase in Dementia cases by 2050 and the types of assistive technology available on the market today.

Infographic : The Importance of Assistive Technology in Dementia

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Life Begins at 70+ , An Infographic

Life Begins at 70+: The 7 Most Inspiring Senior Citizens Who Did Extraordinary Things Have a look at our infographic ‘Life Begins at 70+’ which chronicles the seven most inspiring senior citizens who did extraordinary things. From the Septuagenarian who reached the summit of Mount Everest, to the Centenarian social media whizz, there is a lot to inspire you.

Life Begins at 70+ , An Infographic

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It took six years just to write the national ageing strategy but it seems that there is no still urgency by the State towards implementing the plan, writes Justin Moran It is eight years since a government — not even the last one, but the one before that — started on a strategy for positive ageing. It took six years just to write it. Today, […]

27th of April 2015: Growing old waiting for aging strategy to be implemented

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This article by Conor Kane in the Irish Times is an interesting read for those who like so many of our Be Independent Home Care clients are affected by Alzheimer’s. Prof John Nolan, a Fulbright Scholar and European Research Council-funded Fellow, said Alzheimer’s is the single most common form of dementia, affecting an estimated 48,000 people in Ireland. Researchers have found that Alzheimer’s patients have […]

15th of April 2015: Alzheimer’s patients’ sight significantly worse, research finds

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