Dungarvan a step closer to Ireland’s first Dementia Friendly Town

In a joint initiative between Home Instead Senior Care and Dungarvan Chamber of Commerce fourteen local businesses were presented with dementia-friendly certificates last Wednesday (February 10th) at Dungarvan Tourism Office. The businesses recently completed a free training workshop, devised and facilitated by Home Instead Senior Care, which stressed the importance to service providers and retailers … Continued


Home Instead Senior Care Teams up with An Garda Síochána to Keep Seniors Safe

Given the increase in crimes against older people by bogus callers, Home Instead Senior Care is partnering with An Garda Síochána and sponsoring the provision of 300,000 bogus caller check cards to help older people feel safe. Many people routinely employ door-to-door traders and repair people and unfortunately, some of these people carry out very little … Continued


Top Christmas gift ideas for Waterford Grandparents

As Christmas approaches, many people struggle to find the perfect gift for grandparents and elderly loved ones. To help make gift-giving for grandparents easier, Home Instead Senior Care, Ireland’s trusted source of home care for seniors, has studied over 12,000 senior requests for presents and compiled a list of the most popular items, which includes: … Continued


Home Instead advises “Keep seniors warm and safe this Winter”

Forecasters are predicting that Ireland is set for its coldest winter in years and Home Instead Senior Care is advising that preparations be made to help seniors deal with the big freeze. With sub-zero temperatures and heavy snowfall set to grip Ireland over the next few months, Danette Connolly, Director of Care with Home Instead … Continued


Eleanor wins Waterford CAREGiver of the Year title

Eleanor Fox was announced as the overall  winner of Waterford’s Home Instead Senior Care’s CAREGiver of the Year awards.  Eleanor will now go on to represent Waterford in the national CAREGiver of the Year awards which will take place later this year. A Waterford native, Eleanor is Home Instead Senior Care’s longest serving CAREGiver, clocking … Continued


Free Alzheimer’s Training during World Alzheimer’s Month

Home Instead Senior Care in Waterford is offering a unique approach to help local families manage the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, diseases that eventually rob older people of their memories and independence. Free training for families’ caregivers is now available through three training workshops taking place on September, 17th, 18th and 19th in Waterford and … Continued


Keeping seniors safe in the sun!

The recent good weather has us flocking to the beaches, seeking out the shade and ensuring we are well protected with effective sun creams. Whilst we all need to exercise caution during the warm spell, older people are at increased risk of heat related illness, especially if they live alone, have medical conditions or take … Continued


First Annual Marigold Festival for South East’s seniors

Waterford will host the first annual Marigold Festival on Tuesday, May 13thin the Tower Hotel. The event is free of charge and will share the latest insights on how to live a healthy and active life and to maintain that lifestyle well into retirement.  Author and former governor of Mountjoy Prison, John Lonergan will be … Continued



Caring for your senior relatives and friends this Christmas!

The countdown to Christmas is well and truly under way.  Traditionally a time for celebration and family, Christmas often has less cheerful connotations for the many seniors who are alone. According to ALONE, which supports older people in need in Ireland, 10% of people aged over 65 are at risk of poverty and 120,000 older people live … Continued