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An Age Friendly Society

The primary function of the National Council on Ageing and Older People (NCAOP) is to develop a comprehensive understanding of ageing and the older population in Ireland, with a view to providing the best possible advice to the Minister for Health and Chi ...

Care and Case Management

The National Council on Ageing and Older People has recommended the implementation of Care Management as the basis for a co-ordinated health and social care delivery structure in a number of reports since 1992 (Browne, 1992; Ruddle et al, 1997; O’Shea and ...

Health and Social Services for Older People (HeSSOP)

The views of older people living in the community on the health and social services available to them had not previously been assessed on a large scale in Ireland. The National Council on Ageing and Older People, in partnership with the Western Health Boa ...

Carers Ageing in Ireland fact file

Many older people are completely independent in activities of daily living and do not rely on their family for care. They contribute greatly to Irish family life. There is considerable evidence of their contribution through everyday emotional support, com ...

Long-Stay Care Ageing in Ireland

While the future development of the Irish health services is in the direction of community-based care, there will always be a need to provide long-stay residential care for some older people. Exact figures about the number of older people in long-stay car ...

Accidents and Safety Fact File

Although the number of deaths caused by accidents has fallen by 37% across all age groups in Ireland over the past twenty years, accidents and falls continue to be relatively common causes of death and injury among older people, often resulting in serious ...

Age and Attitudes- Ageing in Ireland Fact File

The vast majority of older people are fit and well, with many asserting that they ‘feel young’, irrespective of what age they happen to be. Nevertheless, older people in general are often portrayed in the media and elsewhere as being frail or ill, as suff ...

Income- Ageing in Ireland

In general, the income pattern of older people is radically different from that of younger adults. The absolute income levels of older people are understandably lower than the population in general because, for most people, retirement brings a significant ...

Age and Attitudes- Ageing in Ireland Fact File No. 13

The vast majority of older people are fit and well, with many asserting that they ‘feel young’, irrespective of what age they happen to be. Nevertheless, older people in general are often portrayed in the media and elsewhere as being frail or ill, as suff ...

The Role and Future Development of Day Services for Older People in Ireland.

The structure of this report follows the format of the Conference. It begins with the Opening Address by Mr Ivor Callely, TD, Minister for Services for Older People. The Conference presentations, which took place across three sessions, follow.The Opening ...

Carers- Ageing in Ireland file no9

Many older people are completely independent in activities of daily living and do not rely on their family for care. They contribute greatly to Irish family life. There is considerable evidence of their contribution through everyday emotional support, com ...

The Costs of Caring for People with Dementia and Related Cognitive Impairments

This report follows the recent publication by the National Council on Ageing and Older People of An Action Plan for Dementia (1999). That report was requested by the then Minister for Health to consider ways in which services for people with dementia and ...

Older People in Northern Ireland: Report 5: Older People in the Republic of Ireland

This is our fifth and final report in a series of publications relating to the needs and circumstances of older people. The first four reports focussed on Northern Ireland. We commenced with a broad overview of the position of older people in this part of ...

Community Safety

Older people wish to live safe and secure lives both at home and in the community. However, crime and the fear of crime can play a significant part in undermining the well-being of older people and can contribute to making them feel excluded from the comm ...

Older people and voluntary action: citizenship, civic

This paper offers an examination of the way in which welfare users’ organizations are structured by the political economies of welfare states, drawing on preliminary findings from comparative research into the two jurisdictions in Ireland. It argues that ...

Early-Onset Dementia

The Action Plan for Dementia (O’Shea and O’Reilly, 1999) provides a blueprint for the development of policies and services in the dementia field in Ireland. However, little is known about the specific issues confronting people with early-onset dementia an ...

Older People in Northern Ireland: Report 4: The Angry Generation

This is the fourth publication in our series on the needs and circumstances of older people in Northern Ireland. In this report we focus on persons in the 50-64 years age group. There are various reasons for paying special attention to this particular gen ...

Older People in Northern Ireland (Final)

This is the final report of the research project undertaken over the past year to chart the needs and circumstances of older people- that is people aged fifty years and over- in Northern Ireland. We are grateful to the Atlantic Philanthropies for funding ...

Older People in Northern Ireland: Report 3: Health and social wellbeing

In this, our third report on older people in Northern Ireland, we present data on health and social wellbeing and allied issues. As we indicated in previous publications (Evason et al, October 2004; Evason et al, December 2004) our intention is not to und ...

Older People in Northern Ireland: Report 2: Financial circumstances

This is the second of a series of publications on the needs and circumstances of older persons in Northern Ireland. In our first fact sheet we set the scene presenting a wide range of facts and information on the lives of older persons in this part of the ...

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