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Social workers estimate 50% of nursing home residents could live at home

Age Action | Report | Older People's Preference for Care - June 2016

A new report launched this morning in Wynn’s Hotel, Dublin, exposes serious problems in Ireland’s home care services. The system is disorganised, fragmented and underfunded with social workers estimating more than half of the older people they work with could be at home instead of in long-term residential care if the appropriate services were available.