Services for older people

The HSE provides a wide range of services for people growing older in Ireland.

Support is also available from other agencies, such as:

  • the Department of Social Protection
  • Local Authorities
  • voluntary organisations

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 you can do at home.

Winter and older people

Nursing Homes Support Scheme - information on the new Nursing Homes Support Scheme (Fair Deal).

Protecting Older People - how to spot elder abuse and what to do if you are worried.

Home Support Approved Providers - Check the list of approved Home Care Package Providers.

Benefits and Financial Entitlements - Medical cards, respite care grants and more.

Residential Care - information about respite care and public and private nursing and residential care services.

Older People Services where you live - a list of older people services provided in your local health office, that you can access through your GP or Public Health Nurse.

Carers and Relatives - helpful information for those who are caring for a family member or loved one.

Patients' Private Property Accounts - find out how the HSE administers residential clients' money.

Service Arrangement documents - Home Support Service Tender documents.

Consumer Directed Home Support Evaluation Report - Consumer-Directed Home Support pilot project-report on the evaluation undertaken by University College Dublin.

Get support when you’re older

You can get advice, help, tips and access to support groups and events from any of the following: