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Services for Older People in Ireland

The HSE provides a wide range of services for people growing older in Ireland. Supports are also available from other agencies like the Department of Social Protection, Local Authorities and Voluntary Organisations. Choose from the options below to find out more about the services we provide, and how you can access them. If you have any questions, you can also call our staff at the HSE infoline on 1850 24 1850. The infoline is open from Monday - Saturday, 8pm, for the price of a local call.

Home Support Services - Information on the services provided by the HSE to help an older person to be cared for in their own home

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

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.

Nursing Homes Support Scheme - information on the new Nursing Homes Support Scheme - Fair Deal

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

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

Community Services - a description of the services the Health Services provide for people who live in their own homes but still need a little help

Tips for Healthy Living - How people can maintain their health as they get older by keeping active, eating well, and more....

Residental Care - information about respite care and public and private nursing and residential care services all over Ireland

Carers and Relatives - helpful information for those who are caring for a family member or loved one.  If you are a carer you can find out more about being a carer and the supports available and how to care for yourself.

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

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

Useful Contacts - other organisations and services that are there to help older people