Death Highlights Plight of Isolated Older People

A support group for the elderly has urged communities across Ireland to be aware of  the needs of their older neighbours after the body of pensioner who died at Christmas was found in a house

Alzheimer Carers 'Reaching Crisis Point'

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland has said carers are reaching crisis point, with waiting lists for its home care service up 33% to 1,000 people since last year.

Surge in Numbers of Elderly Seeking Help

The number of elderly people seeking daily assistance from charity is soaring.

New research by the charity ALONE shows there has been a massive surge in demand for its services.

"We have called for a mandatory level of training for all professionals working with older persons in Ireland, as such a requirement exists for those working with children"

Unregulated Home Helps are Putting the Elderly at Risk, Charity Warns

Charities working with the elderly have warned that the lack of regulation in the private home care industry is putting older people at risk.

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