Free guidebook to support Waterford’s older people

A new free guidebook aimed at helping older people and family carers to learn more about ageing is now available in Waterford city and county. The Senior Citizen & Family Carer Essential Guidebook 2020 includes comprehensive information on the wide range of supports available to older people and their carers from the State, volunteer groups and the … Continued

Home Instead issues advice to those facing home-help package cuts

With recent reports highlighting the Health Service Executive’s financial deficit reaching €170 million, Home Instead is offering advice to those whose home help packages have been affected. There are currently 6,000 people awaiting home help packages and HSE budgetary constraints may curtail the provision of new packages to those who wish to live independently at … Continued

Home Instead Senior Care Open Days in Waterford City and County

Home Instead Senior Care will hold Open Days in Waterford and Dungarvan over the coming weeks to meet with those who are thinking about a career change or a return to the workplace in the New Year. Danette Connolly, Director of Care, Home Instead Senior Care said that the New Year is traditionally a very … Continued

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