Age Action and Bank of Ireland today took part in the Great Bank of Ireland Backyard Blitz, which will see hundreds of bank volunteers swapping their calculators for watering cans and their spreadsheets for spades to give their older neighbours a ‘dig out’ in the garden.
A new briefing paper on nursing home charges published today says that older people and their families are being prevented from choosing nursing homes under the Fair Deal scheme because of additional charges.
A new report examines the experience of participants in socio-drama workshops designed to help care workers and older people in residential settings challenge ageism, understand their human rights and prevent elder abuse.
A coalition of non-profit organisations and campaigners who represent those who use, and who provide, homecare in Ireland today launched a discussion document ahead of next month's planned public consultation on a statutory homecare scheme.
Age Action, Ireland’s leading advocacy organisation for older people, has warned that the planned consultation on a statutory homecare scheme must not focus only on funding but on the type of care provided as well.
The rapid rise in the number of people aged over 65 revealed in today’s census should encourage the Government to prioritise planning for an ageing society according to Age Action, Ireland’s leading advocacy organisation for older people.