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It's estimated that, on average, those aged 80 plus spend 80 pc of their time in the home. Some studies have shown that older people who experience high levels of isolation are almost twice as likely to die within six years compared to those who feel engaged in relatio...

June 3, 2020


 

Noirin Sheahan reached out to Elder Home Share two years ago to find a Elder Home Share match for her mum she share's her experience of having a home share companion in the house with her mum for two years.  

Sadly, my mum died in January, at 93 years of age...

May 21, 2020

The charity Alone has received more than 14,000 calls since it opened its helpline last month, and staff and volunteers have made some 36,000 calls to older people. About 70 percent of calls concern people living alone and almost two-thirds involve people aged over 70....

May 7, 2020

I’ll get by with a little help from my home share companion

With 49.5 % of Covid deaths happening in a nursing home setting Covid-19 presented a situation never encountered before in our health services. Along with a large number of nursing home staff becoming unavailab...

April 1, 2020

The last few weeks for all of us have been unlike any other with a whole new set of scary problems to navigate and manage with the Covid-19 virus.  If you have an elderly loved one living alone it adds another set of concerns. Elder Home Share, a service which connects...

February 3, 2020

When families reach out to Elder Home Share to find out more about our how it all works, more times than not the person calling will say ‘Mum is very independent’ ‘Dad is very independent’.  Independence and wanting to maintain that is an important standpoint for the h...

January 25, 2020

Grainne kennedy has been home sharing for a number of months now as a Elder Home Share companion to a home owner on South Side Dublin, here she shares her experience and we thank her for giving us a sweet peak into a Elder Home Share match.

I recently returned home afte...

January 11, 2020

After moving to Cork in September for college, I quickly realised how problematic finding accommodation was going to be. I lived in hostels and hotels for the first few weeks and after a number of unsuccessful house viewings, I was getting close to considering moving h...

October 22, 2019

Ivy Hwa who is currently interning with Elder Home Share as a marketing executive went along to a speech about social isolation and loneliness yesterday in Trinity.  Below she shares her takeaways from the day. 

Loneliness might be the biggest health issu...