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Advocacy and Elder Abuse

To whom do I report suspected Elder Abuse?

If you suspect that elder abuse is happening you can contact the HSE 1850 24 1850 or find your local Safeguarding and Protection team here and contact them directly. 

You can also speak to the nurse manager in the nursing home. Every nursing home should have an individual appointed and trained to handle elder abuse cases.  

How do I go about getting an advocate for someone in a nursing home?

Third Age Ireland’s SAGE provides an advocacy service and you can contact them at 01-536 7330/1850-719400 or email them. They will also give you advice if you suspect elder abuse.

You can also contact Age Action's Information Service in confidence on 01-475 6989 from 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm Monday to Friday.

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Input into the Nursing Home Expert Panel on perspectives and experiences in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic

(17 June) The Alliance of Age Sector NGOs, represented by Age Action, is meeting with the Nursing Home Expert Panel to communicate perspectives and experiences in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on nursing homes, with a particular focus on planning the further responses to nursing homes’ needs over the next 18 months.  National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), chaired by the Government’s Chief Medical Officer, was established in January. It has been providing direction, guidance, support and expert advice on the development and implementation of Ireland’s strategic response to the pandemic. The Panel is due to report to the Minister for Health by end June 2020 and is has undertaken a public consultation details of which are available here.