Stop the anxiety and uncertainty for Older People and their families.
The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament calls on the Minister for Health James O’Reilly T.D. to clarify immediately the position with regard to the ongoing funding for the Nursing Homes Support Scheme and to ensure that the necessary actions are taken by the HSE to ensure that the Support Scheme continues to be available to those Older People and their families who need it.
Older People and their families must have certainty about the future for their loved ones who through stroke, dementia or other age related illnesses need care in a residential setting. For many this need occurs at the end of a caring and coping period in the person’s own home through the support of family, community care and other supports. This is a basic need and must be available to those who need it.
In this matter of such concern to Older People we call on the Minister for Service for Older People, Kathleen Lynch T.D. to intervene to have this matter resolved for Older People and their families. We urge her to use her voice to ensure that no Older Person is denied the care they need.
for further information contact:
Mairead Hayes Tel: (01) 8561243
Chief Executive Officer
Irish Senior Citizens Parliament 19th May 2011