The latest chapter in a remarkable IT success story began today when Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte opened Age Action’s new computer training room in Dublin’s city centre.
Greater urgency needed to protect the most vulnerable of older people – Age Action chief executive tells AGMFri, 24/06/2011 - 15:20
“Cutbacks have brought immediate hardship and long term anxiety to older people”
Greater urgency is needed by the Government when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable of older people in Ireland, Age Action chief executive Robin Webster told his charity’s AGM today.
The TRIL Centre and Age Action has designated today – the longest day of the year – as Ireland’s first Falls Awareness Day.
Addressing fall risks can prevent injuries to older people
The TRIL Centre and Age Action have announced that tomorrow (Tuesday) – the longest day of the year – will be Ireland’s first Falls Awareness Day.
Age Action challenges the public on World Elder Abuse Day: Would you recognise the warning signs of elder abuse?Wed, 15/06/2011 - 10:32
Age Action has welcomed the 10% increase in the number of alleged cases of elder abuse reported to the HSE last year, but warned that the general public has a greater role in helping those who are being abused.
There were 2,110 cases referred to the HSE’s dedicated elder abuse service in 2010, according to figures launched by the HSE today (World Elder Abuse Awareness Day). This compares to 1, 916 cases in 2009, and 1,840 the previous year.
Research, which for the first time in Ireland consulted older people about their understanding of elder abuse, presents a new perspective on elder abuse was launched today. It sheds light on how older people understand this type of abuse and what they think it needed to prevent it from occurring.
Age Action welcomes the Minister for Health’s announcement today that an additional 1,700 nursing home beds will be funded under the Fair Deal scheme this year, and that approvals will recommence from Monday.
Age Action has called for greater protection for whistleblowers, in the wake of the latest revelations about the HIQA inspection at Rostrevor House nursing home in Dublin.
The HIQA affidavit, which resulted in a court order last week to have the home de-registered, identified a series of incidences of alleged abuse which it said had been covered up by the alleged abuser. Details of the allegations were provided to HIQA by staff.
Age Action has urged the Minister for Health and Children, Dr James Reilly, to prioritise supports for those affected by the Fair Deal funding crisis.