A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
health and wellbeing
Thu, 09 Apr, 2020
Thu, 02 Apr, 2020
Mon, 30 Mar, 2020
Fri, 27 Mar, 2020
A nursing home providing care for people with dementia in Bruree, Co Limerick, was told to remove bolts from bedroom doors by the State's health services watchdog.
Tue, 03 Sep, 2019
The president of the High Court has described as "reprehensible" the posting of a video on social media of an elderly man, a ward of court with advanced dementia, in a nursing home.
Mon, 22 Jul, 2019
Thousands of farming families who place elderly relatives in nursing homes will see crippling costs capped after three years under new Fair Deal rules changes to be backed by cabinet today.
Tue, 11 Jun, 2019
Thousands of farming families who place elderly relatives in nursing homes will see crippling costs capped after three years under new Fair Deal rules changes to be backed by cabinet tomorrow.
Mon, 10 Jun, 2019
A scathing inspection report from the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) found that the nursing home "failed to ensure that an effective and safe service was provided for residents".
Thu, 30 May, 2019
Almost half of nursing homes recently inspected by Hiqa have been found to be non-compliant.
Tue, 05 Feb, 2019
The HSE has been accused of being "imprudent" in unilaterally cutting the number of people whose nursing home care will be funded under the Fair Deal scheme next year.
Fri, 21 Dec, 2018
Legislation to end the risk of farm or business assets being decimated by nursing home changes is official Government policy, and it will be backdated when it is passed into law, according to Jim Daly, Minister of State at the Department of Health with special responsibility for Mental Health and Older People.
Thu, 15 Nov, 2018
A nursing home in Co Cork has been found to be in breach of fourteen health regulations by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).
Wed, 03 Oct, 2018
A new 36-bed wing at one of the country’s leading retirement villages, Bon Secours Care Village, Mount Desert, Cork, has been opened with the creation of 32 jobs.
Tue, 11 Sep, 2018
Everybody involved seems to benefit when kids from playschools visit nursing homes, writes.
Mon, 03 Sep, 2018
Nursing Homes Ireland says there are 'significant drawbacks' in the Government's Fair Deal scheme for nursing homes.
Sun, 26 Aug, 2018
A man was secretly recorded in a nursing home threatening and verbally abusing his mother, the High Court has heard.
Tue, 14 Aug, 2018
An unsolicited tip-off led health inspectors to discover that 28 staff members had resigned from a Laois nursing home in a four-month period last year.
Sat, 10 Mar, 2018
Hiqa has raised concerns over staffing levels at a nursing home.
Tue, 06 Mar, 2018
The HSE made the partner of an elderly man feel culpable for his “predictable and preventable death” within 30 minutes of transfer from hospital to a nursing home, even though she had no input into the decision to move him.
Thu, 22 Feb, 2018
Yesterday’s Hiqa report that elderly residents were restrained and left in soiled incontinence wear at a Beaumont hospital nursing home underlines that we may have to, sooner or later, bring the same legislative energy to end of life issues as we now focus on the other end of that cycle.
Wed, 07 Feb, 2018
A Hiqa inspection has found a centre based in Dublin to be majorly non-compliant across a number of areas.
Tue, 06 Feb, 2018
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has confirmed that it is examining information it received about potential anti-competitive conduct in the private nursing home sector.
Thu, 19 Oct, 2017
“Granny dumping” in nursing homes, pilfering from pensions, and lack of clear obligation on the State to protect vulnerable adults are among the reasons adult safeguarding legislation was needed, an Oireachtas committee heard.
Thu, 05 Oct, 2017
A nursing home which had been prevented from permitting entry to new residents due to issues raised in previous Hiqa inspections was still allowing admissions, a report has found.
Tue, 03 Oct, 2017
The State’s health services watchdog had to stop some private nursing homes from charging residents additional fees to keep their facilities up to standard, a Dáil committee was told.
Fri, 29 Sep, 2017
Providing “homely care” within the nursing home sector is made more difficult by unfair ageism and stigma, a report reveals.
Wed, 13 Sep, 2017
Nursing homes are denying charging residents for Mass.
Wed, 23 Aug, 2017
Elderly people are to be given more flexibility in how they fund their care needs, under radical plans being developed by the Government.
Mon, 21 Aug, 2017
An elderly couple, inseparable during 63 years of marriage, wept yesterday as they pleaded to be reunited after being split up by red tape governing the Fair Deal nursing home scheme.
Tue, 27 Jun, 2017
“The fact is we just love each other...It’s a nightmare for me. And it’s a nightmare, I’m sure, for my lovely wife."
Mon, 26 Jun, 2017
Today marks the beginning of Nursing Homes Week, an initiative that highlights the positivity of nursing home care in Ireland.
Mon, 29 May, 2017
Thu, 26 Jan, 2017
The State has been accused by Nursing Home Ireland (NHI) of abusing its dominant position in the nursing home sector.
Thu, 06 Oct, 2016
The cost of keeping a patient in a HSE run nursing home is as much as €700 a week higher than private facilities.
Wed, 05 Oct, 2016
The Health and Information Quality Authority has raised concerns over the safety, staffing, and management of medication at a number of nursing homes.
Sat, 06 Aug, 2016
Mon, 30 May, 2016
A man who killed nine people and injured nine others in a Chinese nursing home has been sentenced to death, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
Sat, 02 Apr, 2016
Thu, 28 Jan, 2016
The HSE is being urged to stop the closure of thousands of beds at state-run nursing homes.
Tue, 04 Aug, 2015
A HIQA inspection found there were inadequate shower and toilet facilities and staff shortages in a nursing home in Roscommon town.
Thu, 23 Jul, 2015
Private nursing home residents cannot complain to watchdog while those in public nursing homes can
Thu, 11 Jun, 2015
Serious shortcomings have again been identified in a private nursing home visited five times over the last five years by inspectors from the Health Information and Quality Authority.
Sat, 04 Apr, 2015