The Irish Independent reports that “ ELDERLY people in need of a nursing home bed are the latest victims of health service cuts, with growing numbers having to pay out up to €1,000 a week for their care. The HSE, which is facing a €500m overrun, is slowing down the release of funding due to people who have qualified for a nursing fee subsidy under […]

20th of June 2014: Cuts force elderly to pay €1k a week for nursing homes

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The Irish Times has reported that 80 per cent of Irish carers have experienced cuts to home care packages within the past three years, according a survey conducted by Care Alliance Ireland. At Be Independent Home Care, both from working on the ground in the community and talking to members of The Carers Association at our complimentary Wellness talks we are not surprised by these […]

12th of June 2014: Majority of carers have experienced cuts in supports

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The Irish Examiner reports that hundreds of elderly people in nursing homes have been losing medical cards because their payments towards their care are not considered in assessments of their income. Age Action said a review of the medical card system must take account of the impact on over-70s who have to earn a gross income less than €500 a week individually or €900 as […]

6th of June 2014: Elderly in care losing medical cards

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New research funded by CARDI finds that regular exercise reduces depression in older people, whether patients report pain or not. The all-Ireland study led by Dr Frank Doyle, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, examined the links between physical activity, pain and depressive symptoms across three datasets. The study found that pain is associated with increased depression and physical activity is associated with lower depression […]

27th of May 2014: Exercise reduces depression in older people

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This is why at Be Independent Home Care we love what we do. We get to hear stories like this one from our clients every day! Its amazing how many interesting stories people have when they have been on this earth for 80, 90 or 100 years! This project below written about in the Guardian has brought more than 100 older people into primary and […]

15th of May 2014: Centenarian brings his “living history” to schools

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No Matter how old you actually are you never really feel old! This is true of so many of our home care clients, many of whom certainly don’t feel old and are living fantastic lives and having great fun! Now Age Action is proud to host a very special exhibition, “A Time To Dance”. It features the images of award winning photographer Ann Henrick and […]

8th of May 2014: Age Action host a very special exhibition, “A Time To Dance”.

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