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.

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.

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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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Dundalk Age Friendly Consumer Fair October 2014

It’s all happening in Dundalk this weekend! We are all very excited at myhomecareie.wpengine.com headquarters in Dundalk ahead of The  Age-Friendly Business Consumer Fair at The Crowne Plaza on Sunday 5th October 2014 and are very proud to be primary sponsors for this great event.

The fair is a unique opportunity to learn about the innovative products and services to enhance and secure our lives as we live longer & the great news is that it’s FREE.

With thousands of local people expected to attend the Louth Age Friendly Business Fair at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk, it promises to be a fun filled day with plenty to see.

Louth is Ireland’s first age-friendly county, and a multitude of business and services for older people will be on display at the third annual fair. From roaring success year on year, over 3,000 people annually have attended the event and experienced an array of innovative products and services that will enhance and secure our lives as we live longer.

The special guest on the day will be businessman Gavin Duffy, star of RTE Dragons Den and chairperson of the Louth Age Friendly Business Forum.

Examples of what you can avail of on the day:

Learn how new innovate products can assist in the daily activities of living

Learn about services that are available to support you or a loved one in their own home and in the community

Listen to informative talks on matters that concern older people including Cardiac First Responder Programmes and Dementia Friendly Communities

Learn about those businesses who offer products and services for older people, to assist them in living longer and healthier lives in the best possible way

As well as over 50 Age Friendly business exhibitors, leading figures from caring and support services, technology, finance, fashion, law and many more will be on hand to give advice and provide valuable information. A full profile of all exhibitors will be available over the coming months on http://www.agefriendly.ie/louthagefriendly and multiple media.

Guest speakers in the “Parlour” will be Barry Hennessey who will speak about  the  Linked Community Cardiac First Responder Scheme and also Marie Hayes & Mary Gaughran who will talk about  Dementia Supports in Community.

The  event is supported by the Louth Age-Friendly County Initiative, Age-Friendly Business Forum, Louth Economic Forum,  Dundalk Chamber of Commerce and Louth Older Peoples Forum.

A discount of 10% is being offered on all myhomecareie.wpengine.com home help packages to those who attend the Louth Age Friendly. Please pop by to our stand and ask for your unique discount code from our myhomecareie.wpengine.com team.

So come along, enjoy the atmosphere and make the most out of your Sunday by supporting this fantastic event.