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.