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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....

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...

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...

March 28, 2019

Today myself and David who I home shared with for two years were invited along to Ireland AM to share the benefits of having a home share companion in the home.  Extended time at home as you age and security at night topped the list with the obvious benefits of having...