Fear, Uncertainty, and Relational Care in the Face of COVID-19, Survey of residential services in Ireland during the restrictions

John Murphy – article in the Scottish Journal of Residential Care Abstract Resulting from the outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown, EPIC (Empowering People in Care) decided to contact all young people’s residential centres in Ireland. Often the young people that live in residential homes are the forgotten children in care, so it wasContinue reading “Fear, Uncertainty, and Relational Care in the Face of COVID-19, Survey of residential services in Ireland during the restrictions”

Radical and new plan needed on long-term care of aging population – Safeguarding Ireland

The need for a radical and new approach on providing long-term care to Ireland’s aging population has been highlighted, in a new report commissioned by Safeguarding Ireland. The report said there is an unresolved ‘generational conflict’ in how the cost of caring for older people will be funded. Questions on how this can be borneContinue reading “Radical and new plan needed on long-term care of aging population – Safeguarding Ireland”

Impact of public health restrictions on families, guardians and close friends of residents in Residential Care Facilities (RCF)

PURPOSE OF RESEARCH:The public health measures during the COVID-19 outbreak has restricted visitation of family/guardians/close friends to people living in residential care. Subsequently, this may have impacted on their involvement in the care and social interactions with residents. As part of the ERiC (Engaging Remotely in Care) project, we would like to understand from yourContinue reading “Impact of public health restrictions on families, guardians and close friends of residents in Residential Care Facilities (RCF)”

Promoting Resilience amongst Young People Transitioning from Care to Independent Living: Experiences of Residential Social Care Workers

Linda CameronAnne HynesYvonne MaycockEileen O’NeillAnn Marie O’Reilly Abstract The capacity for a young adult to develop and overcome obstacles in life underpins the concept of resilience building (Gilligan, 1997). A key role of the social care worker is to ensure that young adults growing up in the care system are afforded the best possible outcomes.Continue reading “Promoting Resilience amongst Young People Transitioning from Care to Independent Living: Experiences of Residential Social Care Workers”

Older People in Residential Setting: Results of a National Survey of Staff-Resident Interactions and Conflicts

NCPOP, Ireland 2012 Abstract: The vast majority of older people in receipt of care in the residential sector are cared for in high quality, safe and supportive settings. However, there is international evidence that suggests that a significant minority of older people in residential homes are nursed in inadequate physical environments and experience a lossContinue reading “Older People in Residential Setting: Results of a National Survey of Staff-Resident Interactions and Conflicts”

Residential care: a regulatory gap

Irish Times, 8th October 2018 Reports of alleged abuse of older people and persons with disabilities increased by almost 30 per cent in the past year A report in this newspaper that one in two intellectually disabled residents in care centres in the Republic were the subject of complaints of alleged abuse is disturbing. MoreContinue reading “Residential care:
a regulatory gap”

Welcome to Nursing Homes Ireland

NHI is committed to ensuring the lives of older persons in the 400+ private and voluntary nursing homes across the country are enhanced and fulfilled. Our members are committed to ensuring persons who call nursing homes “home” are provided with the highest quality care and services. Private and voluntary nursing homes play a key roleContinue reading “Welcome to Nursing Homes Ireland”

Unity through Relationship | goodenoughcaring.com

Unity through Relationship By Maurice Fenton Maurice Fenton entered social care as a volunteer in 1992. over the intervening years he has worked at all levels in residential child care, from trainee to director in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors. He returned to education at the age of forty and has remained there everContinue reading “Unity through Relationship | goodenoughcaring.com”