Initial contacts for Older Persons Services can be made through your Local Health Office
The HSE provides a broad range of services for older people in our community, including in-patient acute services, step down and convalescent care, day services, rehabilitation, community services, home care and home helps.
Home Improvement Scheme
This is a scheme where an older person who needs work done to their home, but cannot meet the cost, may apply to their local authority for a grant to pay for the work.
You can find your local authority's contact details on the Department of Planning Housing and Local Government website.
Home Helps work with vulnerable people in the community, who through illness or disability are in need of help with day-to-day tasks. A Home Help might visit for a couple of hours per day, to help with housework, shopping, or sometimes may provide more personal care like help with dressing, bathing etc. To access this service clients must be referred by their General Practitioner, Social Worker or Public Health Nurse.
These services are provided to people who through illness or disability are in need of support or changes to their lifestyle. Occupational Therapists can advise on any changes that may be needed in the home to support a person with special needs, and on activities that will help a person to regain their independence. Call the Occupational Therapy Department on (0404) 68 400.
Hospice Care is provided to people and families in the last days of their lives. It is a sensitive and holistic service, delivered either in a hospice or at home and designed to give comfort and dignity.
Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross, Dublin 6 West Tel: (01) 406 8700
Blackrock Hospice, Blackrock, Co. Dublin Tel: (01) 206 4000