Caring For The Elderly in Ireland

In Ireland, the Health Service Executive (HSE) provides a wide range of support and services for older people aged over 65 and their carers. The HSE is committed to supporting older people to stay at home for as long as it is safe and practical. Some of the services provided by the HSE include:

Home Support Services: Services provided by the HSE to help an older person to be cared for at home.

Exercises for Older People: Exercises that can be done at home.

Acute Hospital Services: Hospitals provide planned and emergency inpatient care, emergency department, maternity care, outpatient and diagnostic services.

Community Services: The Community Healthcare Organisations (CHO) support people who are dependent at home. They also provide support to family carers and informal carers.

To access community health services, the first point of contact is usually with your GP or through your local Primary Care Team (PCT) including the Public Health Nursing service

For more information on services and supports for older people in Ireland, you can visit the HSE website. Another useful resource is Citizens Information, which provides information on payments and services available to support older people who become ill or acquire a disability.

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