Age Action has welcomed the 9% increase in the number of cases of alleged elder abuse received by the HSE last year, noting that it is an indication of increased awareness of abuse.
Age Action has welcomed this afternoon’s announcement by the HSE that it is to withdraw its directive to limit Medical Card holders in Carlow and Kilkenny to just three incontinence pads per day.
“The speed with which the HSE has withdrawn the contentious correspondence means the distress it will have caused among people who are living with incontinence will be limited,” Age Action spokesman Eamon Timmins said.
Age Action demands reversal of HSE decision to limit incontinence wear for Medical Card holders in Carlow and KilkennyThu, 10/05/2012 - 12:19
Age Action today demanded that the HSE reverse a decision to limit the number of incontinence pads it will provide to Medical Card holders in the south east to just three pads per day as part of the latest cost cutting measures.
Irish Life’s funding of an Age Action programme to help older people remain living independently in their own homes is expected to have generated a social return on investment of €11.8m over a five year period, according to a new report published today.
The report by social enterprise firm Gauge shows that for every €1 invested by Irish Life in Age Action’s Care and Repair programme, there was a social return on investment of €16.85.