50% of Nursing Home Residents Could Stay at Home

The quality of life for the senior members of society has always been a topic of conversation throughout Ireland and is regularly in the national spotlight though media coverage.

Research published on ageaction.ie suggests that there is an increased need for home helps as waiting lists continue to grow and home care packages are increasing in popularity. Social workers estimate that 50% of those who are nursing home residents could live at home.

Evidence from the research confirms that the elderly and those suffering lifelong illnesses want to stay home as long as possible. Nursing Homes are being prioritised over services that enable people to stay at home. This research proposes that serious consideration needs to be taken place by the government in providing the appropriate social care approach to the individual needs of older people.

National Nursebuddy Day

National Nursebuddy Day – November 9th

What is Nursebuddy

Nursebuddy is an easy to use Care System developed with Carers and Care Co-ordinators that provides:

  • Secure Cloud Based Care Management Software
  • Case Distribution and Rostering Software
  • Automatic Timing and Attendance Verification
  • Easy to use mobile reporting
  • Billing, Payroll and Financial Reporting

What does Nursebuddy mean to you?

How will I get paid?

Nursebuddy is a simple way to record time in attendance at a clients home. After installing the app and being assigned your username from your booking agent you will have full access to your work roster. When you are scheduled to attend a clients house you simply log in to the app on your mobile device. Your schedule for that day will be presented in list format. Click in to the client that you are attending to. To record your time in attendance simply click the button that says Start Visit. This will record a time and location stamp of your mobile device to confirm you are in attendance with the client. When you are finished you rostered shift simple open the app up your mobile device, click into the client shift and click the button that says End & Save. Your client visit record will then be outputted at the end of each week and imported into our in-house payroll system. By using Nursebuddy you no longer have to submit paper based time-sheets.

If I have a query on Nursebuddy, who do I contact?

Please Telephone the Bookings team on 1800 400 900 or email admin@myhomecare.ie

If there is no reception in my area how do I clock in?

If there is no reception in the clients home please make sure you log in to the app before entering the area of no reception. Once you log in to the app you will then have offline access where you can carry out all functions as normal. When your mobile device recognises that it is back in an area of reception it will then proceed to update any data recorded during offline access.

When do I get paid?

There is no change to the payroll date.

Do I still have the same payroll id

Yes your payroll ID  will stay the same. This will not change.

What is the last day to submit time-sheets?

After November 13th 2015 You are no longer required to submit paper time-sheets. To ensure you will get paid for all rostered shifts you must use the app to record your time in attendance in all client visits.

 

Success! 4 In a row for Louth Age Friendly Fair

Success! 4 In a row for

Louth Age Friendly Fair

As Louth host Ireland’s largest Age Friendly Fair for the fourth consecutive year, people turn out in their thousands to see what the “wee county” has to offer their senior generation. An estimated 3,000 people travelled nationwide to attend this Age Friendly Fair in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk last Sunday.

Age Friendly Fair -Myhomecare stand Age Friendly Fair - Declan Murphy Myhomecare CEO

 

To say this event was a success is an understatement as over 50 exhibitors in various sectors attended the fair showcasing their finest products and services to the local community. Catering for all of our senior’s needs and more, the public had a chance to view what options are available for the senior generation, from care at home to healthcare services, retirement and pension advice, local travel initiatives to sampling local produce and more.

Age Friendly Fair -Stand Age Friendly Fair - Stand Age Friendly Fair - stand

Throughout the day we heard a number of informative talks on the latest services and initiatives available to our senior generation in Louth. Kicking things off with the launch of their latest service was Flexibus, Ireland’s first community care service, giving a presentation on their rural transport scheme. “This project is aimed at giving older people door-to-door transport through voluntary aid.”

We also heard Dementia Awareness and Body Mapping giving talks in the field along with demonstrations from Carmel Dowdall Chair Aerobics and Rosin Flanagan from McCabes Pharmacy, finishing off with live music from the O’Brien Brothers.Age Friendly Fair - Chaerobics

Undoubtedly stealing the show on the day had to the production team from the acclaimed documentary “Older Than Ireland”. This Irish documentary uncovers 100 years of a life as seen through the eyes of 30 Irish centenarians. Film producer Garry Walsh walked us through the highs and lows of making the documentary with his cast of Ireland’s oldest people, Kathleen Snavely (113-years-old) and Luke Dolan (108-years-old)

This annual fair truly is a community event supported by the Louth Age Friendly County Initiative, Age Friendly Business Forum, Louth Older People’s Forum, Dundalk Chamber of Commerce and Ardee Traders Association and finally the events main sponsor Myhoemcare.ie.

Louth Age Friendly Co-ordinator Mary Deery said “It has surpassed all our expectations in the last three years and I’m delighted with the take-up in age friendly business offerings.”

Myhomecare are Age Friendly Fair - Blathnait (homecare manager) and Jenny (Homcare coordinator)honoured to be part of such an informative and exciting event and are already looking forward to another successful Age Friendly Fair in 2016.

Louth Age Friendly Business Consumer Fair – Proudly sponsored by Myhomecare

Louth Age Friendly Business Consumer Fair

– Proudly sponsored by Myhomecare

We are proud to say that Louth is the first Age Friendly County in Ireland, leading the way for others to follow as we create a range of age-friendly initiatives to support our communities in living longer, happier lives at home with their families and loved ones. Over the past number of years, local businesses, community groups and the public have come together to create this fantastic annual event and promote positive aging in Louth.

When many of us think about growing older, we have a perception of an elderly lady or man sitting in a rocking chair with a blanket, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Myhomecare would like to invite you along to the LouthLouth Age Friendly Poster - Sponsored by Myhomecare Age Friendly Business Consumer Fair in the Crowne Plaza Hotel this Sunday, October 4th and show you the true side of aging in our Age Friendly County. As we get older our needs and aspirations start to change, things that would have been irrelevant before become top of our priority list.  The Louth Age friendly Business Consumer Fair have put together a spectacular day to assist you in learning about the range of products and services available to support you in living longer and happier lives.

As the main sponsor of this Louth Age Friendly event, Myhomecare promise a fun afternoon of entertainment, guest speakers, exhibitors, music and of course great craic. We will also be launching our fully integrated care planning and monitoring application service myhomecareConnect.

Myhomecare Connect - Homecare from Anywhere

What to expect on the day:

  • There will be 50 exhibitors showcasing their age friendly products and services in a range of sectors from; caring and support services, technology, finance, fashion, law, Health and many more.
  • Learn about services that are available to support you or a loved one at home and in their community.
  • Special guest on the day, businessman Gavin Duffy, RTE Dragon’s Den.
  • Live music throughout the day.

We look forward to seeing you at this FREE event on Sunday 4th October in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk from 12 noon to 5pm that evening.

Crown Plaza are offering a 10% discount on lunch to all who attend the Consumer Fair on the day.

This event is proudly supported by main sponsor Myhomecare, other supporters include Louth Age Friendly County Initiative and Age-Friendly.

For further information on this event please call Myhomecare of Freephone 1800 400 900.

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