Age Action has paid tribute to a group of more than 40 unsung heroes in Co. Clare.
They are the volunteers who have provided computer training to more than 250 older people around the county in the last year as a part of Age Action’s Getting Started programme. Since April Clare volunteers have trained older people to use computers, the internet and email at venues across the county.
Age Action welcomed the publication today by Health Minister Mary Harney of the review of the elder abuse framework and structures, but warned that greater urgency is needed to introduce the measures needed to protect older people.
The Financial Regulator must name and shame financial institutions which have been found to breach the Consumer Protection Code by attempting to mis-sell products to older customers.
Age Action warmly welcomes the publication by the Financial Regulator yesterday of findings of its year-long examination of selected financial institutions and the suitability of investment products sold to older consumers.
Age Action is concerned at the findings of a HIQA inspection report into the standard of patient care at a Co. Kildare nursing home, following a large influx of patients from a hospital.
The report into the TLC home in Maynooth published yesterday (available at www.hiqa.ie) highlighted the impact which a large number of admissions over a short period had on the quality of care at the home.