If you are faced with the prospect of finding a nursing home for a loved one, an article by Anna Patterson who is Director of Nursing at Cairn Hill Nursing Home may help. A link to the article is provided below and it covers a range of topics including the “Fair Deal” support scheme and some tips on what to look for when choosing a nursing home. Anna has a huge amount of experience in this field and the short article is choc full of useful information for families faced with this difficult challenge. You can download the article by clicking here.
With temperatures dropping over the past few weeks elderly people are particularly at risk of Hypothermia. With large number of young Irish people emigrating for work, our elderly people are often left alone and unable to cope in bad weather conditions. If you know an elderly person living alone, please call on them to see if they are OK. A prolonged spell of bad weather can leave an elderly person without food and at risk of hypothermia. Those with Alzheimer’s Disease, Cardiovascular Disease or poor mobility are particularly at risk. In Kilmacud and Stillorgan we have one of the highest concentration of people over 70 so most of us will have at least one person over 70 living alone near to us.