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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...

August 8, 2019

Keeping our elderly parent or loved one independent and at home for as long as possible is something our clients strive to do.  With an extra few hours of professional care over the course of the week and the support of having an Elder Home Share companion living in th...

July 30, 2019

Elder Home Share talks to families every week who are concerned about an elderly loved one who is living alone and in need of some extra support.  

Decisions around investigating nursing homes as the next step solution for their parent is on the agenda, but is this...

July 21, 2019

Elder Home Share has been working with families now for close to three years. We work to source a good match to live with an elderly parent and in this time, we have learnt a thing or two about what makes a great home share companion. 

From my experience...

July 8, 2019

This month Elder Home Share facilitated two new placements. The core reason families reach out to us to consider a home share solution for their elderly loved one is for security at night and in case of a fall in the home. Three years into this service and as a home sh...

May 3, 2019

My Elder Home Share housemate who will be 90 this summer is quite a find.  She without having consciously chosen too follows good practices for aging well and protecting brain health. Something I have become passionate about myself since starting this business and beco...