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16 November, 2017.

Home Support For Those With Hearing Loss

When a person loses their hearing, it presents a host of new challenges and will usually involve having to adapting to a completely new way of living. Hearing loss can occur for a number of different reasons and happen to anyone at any time, but when it happens to an

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11 November, 2017.

Companion Care Homecare Services

One of the things that many older people have to contend with later in life can be more time spent in their own company. Spending time with someone on a regular basis is important to anyone’s emotional well being and this is something that can be addressed by the

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27 October, 2017.

Keeping Safe at Halloween

As we get older Halloween can sometimes be stressful evening for lots of different reasons depending on where you live. At Castle Homecare, we regularly receive questions regarding this time of year so we wanted to provide some tips whether you’re worried

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23 October, 2017.

Respite Care benefits

Respite care is an essential element of the support provided to the families of older relatives needing care in the home. The welfare of both carer and patient are of paramount importance if the proper support is to be given to an older loved one and respite care can

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16 October, 2017.

Get Ready for Winter

At Castle Homecare, we receive a lot of questions on how to survive winter. However, we believe most of the work is actually done in preparation as opposed to dealing with the problem when it comes. For example, it starts with a good service for your heating system. If

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11 October, 2017.

Quality Care for an Older Person

There are many personal qualities that a good professional carer must have and amongst them, must be patience, wisdom, empathy and strength. When finding a carer for an older person, you need to know that they are going to be well looked after and that both their

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26 September, 2017.

Caring for People with Dementia

Today, we have just a couple of thoughts to keep in mind if you are caring for a loved one with dementia, there is a lot more detailed information available on these subject available but we hope this quick overview will give you a few ideas of what you can be thinking

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21 September, 2017.

Nutrition Tips for Older Adults

All through life, eating a healthy, balanced diet is important but this becomes even more important as you age. If you eat healthily and stay mobile, you’ll be fitter for longer both physically and mentally which is important. Taking a look at our general tips

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18 September, 2017.

Tips for Keeping Active and Staying in Touch

According to the 2011 Census, there was 392,000 households in Ireland with only one person living in them and the numbers are growing. In the case of many older people in single households many people will often have some kind of home help, companion care or a private

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10 September, 2017.

Fair Deal Scheme and Home Care

Fair Deal Scheme and Home Care By Christine King, Director, Castle Homecare Fair Deal is the government scheme which allows people to put the value of their own home against nursing home care. With a large ageing population in Ireland, the Fair Deal scheme is an

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