Monday, 21st August 2017
Social media Waterford Today on Twitter Waterford Today on Facebook

Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD, and Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Jim Daly, TD, today announced the opening of a public consultation on home care services. The consultation is being carried out in order to help inform the development of a new statutory scheme and system of regulation for home care services.

Minister Harris said “My priority is to ensure that our older people get the best care possible. For many that is long-term nursing home care, but for many others that care can be provided in their own homes, surrounded by the people and communities that they love. Unfortunately, as a country, the only statutory scheme we have in place at present to care for our elderly is the Nursing Homes Support Scheme, ‘a Fair Deal’. I am determined to change this and to establish a new statutory homecare scheme which is affordable and sustainable. We will also introduce a system of regulation for home care so that the public can be confident that the services provided are of a high standard. By doing this, we will help to ensure that people can continue to live with confidence, security and dignity in their own homes, for as long as possible”.

Minister Daly stated that “Homecare is an increasingly important part of the supports we offer to older people, and will continue to increase in importance into the future, as our ageing population grows. It is estimated that about 20% of the over 65 population receive some form of community-based support service annually from the State. I am committed to enabling more care in the community for older people and others with identified care needs. I would like to find out what people think about current home care services – what is working well and what needs to be improved. I also want to hear the public’s views on what the future scheme should look like. This will help us to design a home care system that better meets the needs of service users”.

The consultation paper launched is particularly aimed at people who use home care services, their families and the general public. However, everyone with an interest, including: health and social care providers; health and social care workers; advocacy groups; those providing complementary services (such as meals-on-wheels and social activities); and representative organisations is welcome to participate.

The consultation paper is available at http://health.gov.ie/consultations, closing date for submissions is 31 August 2017.

Facebook

Letters to the Editor

  • OUR VIEW

    School CostsAlthough we are still just at the start of August many parents will already be figuring out exactly how much they will have to hand over for their children to go back to school. The children's charity Barnardo's have just compiled a report saying that for a primary school child the figure will hit nearly 400 euro while a secondary school child will have to have roughly 750 euro paid out to ensure that they have everything that they need. And of course these figures are just for going back to …

    read more »

Weekly Poll

sisli escort,esenyurt escort,istanbul escort,
pendik escort,pendik escort,kartal escort,pendik escort,ataköy escort,ataköy escort,mersin escort,mersin escort,ankara escort,şişli escort,ankara escort,ankara escort,beşiktaş escort,istanbul travesti,
paykasa bozdurma,paykasa bozdurma,astropay bozdurma,paykasa,paykasa,paykasa bozdurma,paykasa,astropay bozdurma,justin kart,bitcoin bozdurma,paykasa bozum,paykasa kart bozdurma,paykasa bozdurma yüksek kur,güvenli paykasa bozdurma,

eskişehir escort

escort eskişehir

alanya escort

wso shell url tara mass alexa sorgula base64 decode hacklink satış wordpress themes youtube mp3 download eskişehir escort escort eskişehir