Posts Tagged ‘Health’

ALONE addresses issues that affect older people in Ireland ahead of Budget 2021

September 27th, 2020

 ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is calling on Government to use  Budget 2021 as an opportunity to start the process to provide the services , support and structures for an aging population.  ALONE  believes this year has shown how  necessary it is  to improve the quality of life for older people in Ireland.


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ALONE welcomes publication of HSE Winter Plan 2020/21

September 24th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has welcomed publication of the HSE’s Winter Plan for 2020/21. The organisation also supports the implementation of the Home First approach, which aims to provide home support packages to people with complex needs such as older people, and sees this as a positive step in enabling older people to age at home on their own terms.
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ALONE thanks volunteers and organisations for their support during COVID-19

September 21st, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, wish to offer their sincere thanks to all volunteers, donors and partner organisations for their continued support for ALONE’s work with older people. As the organisation celebrates National Volunteer Week this week, the organisation believes that it is important to highlight the important work carried out by its volunteers since the arrival of COVID-19 in Ireland.
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ALONE welcomes the intricacies of six-month Resilience Recovery plan

September 16th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has welcomed the medium-term approach to COVID-19 as outlined by the Government earlier today. Currently the whole country is at a Level 2 status, with the exception of Dublin which has additional measures at Level 2, depending on the number of cases in the city and county over the next week. Level 2 means that those aged 70 and older and the medically vulnerable should exercise judgment regarding the extent to which they engage with others in and outside the home. Specific guidance is yet to be provided.
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ALONE appeal for a reform to the State Pension system in the upcoming budget

August 26th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people is calling on Government to reassess its approach to pensions and to reform the current system to protect future generations, as well as those currently in receipt of pensions.
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ALONE responds to Nursing Home Report released today with a series of recommendations

August 19th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people has responded to the Nursing Home Report released today, stating that more needs to be done to protect vulnerable older people in residential care from coming into contact with COVID-19. ALONE have put forward a series of recommendations to safeguard older people and ensure that their needs are met in the event of a second wave of COVID-19.
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Government issue refreshed advisory to over 70s

August 19th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people has responded to advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team which encourages older people to narrow their interactions to a small network of people while also asking people to keep gatherings in their homes small. ALONE appreciate that these measures seek to protect older people from contracting COVID-19 and had been worried that a total reintroduction of cocooning measures would have a negative effect on the mental and physical wellbeing of older people in the coming weeks.


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ALONE calls on Government to implement an immediate and actionable plan for home care services

August 6th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people has highlighted the need for increased home care services across the country, enabling older people to remain at home as they age. The organisation remains concerned about the hidden impacts of COVID-19 on the older people who use its services. ALONE has stated that current home care services must be improved to meet the ever-rising demand for older people to age safely at home, and that long-term plans must be developed to achieve this as the rippling effects of the pandemic advance further.
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ALONE makes an appeal to safeguard security and supports surrounding housing for older people

July 21st, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has highlighted the growing housing issues prevalent among older people amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to this, older people in short-term accommodation are being asked to relocate, despite the fact that many do not have access to suitable accommodation. Now more than ever, ALONE are appealing for reformation to the supports enabling older people to stay in their homes for as long as possible.


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ALONE raises concerns regarding access to safe public transport for older people

July 6th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has highlighted the significant lack of accessible and safe transport available to older people amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ALONE has received a substantial number of calls to its National Support Line from older people who are now finding it difficult to access transport due to the country beginning to reopen. As older people rely on public transport to attend important medical appointments and collect necessities like groceries and medication, we are now worried for their safety.


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