Elder Home Share on Ireland AM
2 years ago our founder Saoirse Sheridan and her homeshare companion David (101), took to our TV screens and spoke on Ireland AM about the benefits of home sharing. Saoirse had lived with David for 2 years and experienced everything that comes with home sharing. Saoirse still regularly chats with David over the phone from his nursing home, just last week he had visitors over for the first time in a year as he is now fully vaccinated! Saoirse recalls the excitement of the pair
Helloo Elder Home Share Ambassadors 👋🏼
Here at Elder Home Share we know how important it is to homeowners and the next of kin to feel secure in moving forward with our service. We understand it is a big step for families. Therefore we have implemented the option to arrange a visit from an Elder Home Share Ambassador. What is a Home Share Ambassador? It is someone who is or has already been a home share companion. They understand the responsibilities that come with home sharing. They are there to answer every and a
St Patrick's Day at Elder Home Share
Read our latest blog about Caroline and Kay. On how they will be spending St Patrick's day together during lockdown! Happy St Patrick's Day to our wonderful Elder Home Share community. It’s our second year of no parade and a national holiday indoors. Hopefully not for much longer! Elder Home Share match Caroline and Meg are keeping each-other company during this celebrated day. Caroline has said they will go for a nice walk together to get a bit of fresh air. #homeshare #elde
PS.. I Home Share You! ❤️
It’s no secret that our elderly loved ones have really felt the effects of COVID19. Between 3 lockdowns and the sheer sense of worry and panic around stepping foot outside the door, it's been a tough year. We at Elder Home Share are so happy that we could help some of our elderly population by providing them with someone they can laugh, chat and share a cup of tea with. Our service provides peace of mind for elderly citizens to continue to live at home by matching them with a
Navigate Level 5 with Elder Home Share
Feelings of isolation and loneliness have been heightened due to covid, especially amongst elderly people living alone. Alone Ireland has concluded that 55% of their callers struggling with isolation during the lockdown was over 70 and cocooning alone. It's great to see how Elder Home Share matches have been able to navigate through level 5 time together. Our matches at Elder Home Share help beat the lockdown loneliness for our elderly. Some of our adorable homeshare matches
Home Share Combats Pandemic Isolation!
Have you heard about Home Share Combats Pandemic Isolation? Loneliness has increased in people over 70 during these isolating and unusual times in our lives. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an effect on many, in particular our elderly. According to the Irish Longitudinal’s, study on ageing and the charity ALONE, there has been an escalation in older people’s mental health, developing stronger feelings of anxiety, loneliness and isolation. Elder Home Share, a service that connec
HOME SHARE PIANIST WANTED!
Recently we have received a request from a new homeowner joining us, Frank from Dublin. Frank’s daughter reached out to us seeking a home-sharer, with one very specific skill… They need to have a passion for playing the piano! Frank has a beautiful grand piano in his home catching dust and would be ecstatic if his new roommate could play him a few tunes throughout their stay. If you are someone seeking accommodation and would like to be Frank’s new “Piano Man”, please do get
Unblocking Bed Blocking One at a Time!
Vera 90 went into hospital a few weeks ago with a shoulder injury. While in hospital she caught the Covid-19 virus. Having made a full recovery she was keen to get home but as she was living alone her daughter was concerned about her being in the house on her own at night. Now Vera is at home with the support of Elder Home Share companion for security at night. A number of patients, who are medically fit and are occupying hospital beds but cannot be discharged because of a la
Enabling Mum To Stay At Home
The Elder Home Share scheme was a godsend to our family for the last few years of our Mam's life, particularly as only one of five siblings lives in Dublin. Sadly, we lost Evelyn (in her 96th year) in mid-March but we were blessed that in having her trusted Home Share companion, Christianah living with her she died in the comfort of her own home and on her own terms. There were 2 other Home Share Companions ( Lisa & Fiona) prior to Christianah for approx.6 months each who wer