Dublin, 24th February 2015 ALONE are calling on Minister Varadkar to ensure that a robust system is put in place to ensure all individual complaints made against nursing homes are independently investigated. A new Memorandum of Agreement between HIQA and the Ombudsman excludes private nursing homes where almost 18,000 older […]
Dublin, 19th February 2015 ALONE welcomes Minister Varadkars motivation to remove the existing cap on Fair Deal Scheme funding and hope the cabinet will support him in this matter. The budget for Fair deal has changed from €998 million in 2013 to €950million in 2015 despite our dramatically ageing population.
“Nursing home care isn’t always the best option” Dublin, 13th February 2015 ALONE has responded to Minister Lynch’s suggestion that fees under the Fair Deal Scheme be increased for new entrants to the scheme.
13th February 2015 ALONE, hosted a hugely successful meeting with organisations from around the country yesterday to discuss the setting up of a national network of befriending services for older people. The meeting followed ALONE’s launch of a National Befriending Directory last November.
Friendship Week 9th – 13th February 8th February 2015 ALONE is highlighting the health effects of loneliness during their 2015 Friendship week (9th – 13th February). ALONE believe that combating loneliness should be viewed as a preventative health measure by the Department of Health.
Dublin, 13th January 2015 Forecasted extreme cold weather conditions, potentially posing a health risk for isolated older people. ALONE is urging older people to take extra care and for members of the public to check on their older neighbours.
housing with supports, nursing home beds step down facilities and care in the community Dublin, 6th January 2015 ALONE is calling on the government to address the hospital trolley crisis by providing more housing with supports, more nursing home beds and more step down facilities and care in the community in […]
Dublin, 21 December 2014 Extreme cold weather conditions potentially pose a health risk for isolated older people this Christmas. ALONE is urging members of the public to check on their older neighbours.
Dublin, 27th November ALONE has launched a Christmas campaign today, highlighting the isolation and loneliness of older people around Christmastime. At the launch of the campaign ALONE called on members of the public to reach out to older members of their community who may be isolated or lonely this holiday season.
Dublin, 19th October, ALONE has today launched their Key to Dignity Campaign. As part of a three year plan to help tackle the housing crisis amongst vulnerable older people, ALONE aims to double its housing capacities.
Dublin, 16th October Tomorrow, 17th October, is the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty. To mark this, ALONE is highlighting the plight of the 20% of Irish older people at risk of poverty or suffering deprivation.
Dublin 15th September ALONE have expressed their astonishment at the proposal by Dick Brady, assistant chief executive and head of housing at Dublin City Council, that DCC are considering using prefabs as a solution for housing homeless people in our capital city.
Governments plan to build 6,000 houses in 2014 is inadequate – 89,000 houses are needed Dublin, 24th August 2014 ALONE has today vocalised concerns around the lack of focus the Government and local councils are showing with regard to tackling the housing crisis.