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2020 editions

  • The Sage Page, 26th June 2020

    Welcome to the final edition of The Sage Page.

    Includes:

    • Welcome to the final edition of the Sage Page
    • Sage Advocacy has been invited to make a second submission to the Special Oireachtas Committee on Covid-19 Response
    • Irish Medical Organisation
    • Valerie Cox on planning for the future
    • INMO, staffing levels impacted because of Covid-19
    • HomeCareDirect.ie
    • BBC News, entire board of regulatory watchdog has resigned
    • Visits to Residential Care Facilities/Homes During the COVID-19 Pandemic – HSE/HPSC
    • Face coverings and cloth masks
    • Dementia, Human Rights, Self-care and Covid-19
    • Next of Kin a confusing term?  Make sure you have a 'Designated Person', says Valerie Cox
    • RTE does Comic Relief
  • The Sage Page, 19th June 2020

    Let's start talking about where people can enjoy growing older in a place of their choice - read more in The Sage Page

    Includes:

    • Discussion Document - Supporting Vulnerable Adults to Manage Their Finances
    • Establishment of Commission on Care must be about Implementation not Procrastination
    • Sage Advocacy welcomes resumption of visits to nursing homes from June 15 but warns of lessons to be learned from the impact of Covid-19
    • An estimated 55,000 people aged over 65 live on an income below the poverty line in Ireland
    • Tackling High-Priority COVID-19 Challenges for Nursing Homes
    • The Conversation Project
    • Dementia Understand Together Virtual Partner Event
    • HSE launches a Live-saving, innovative 24/7 text service
    • Next of Kin a confusing term?  Make sure you have a 'Designated Person', says Valerie Cox
    • Awesome Elderly Street Artists Destroy Age Stereotypes In Portugal
  • The Sage Page, 12th June 2020

    Sage Advocacy makes Submission to Covid-19 Nursing Home Expert Panel, read it in The Sage Page.

    Includes:

    • Sage Advocacy makes Submission to Covid-19 Nursing Home Expert Panel
    • Minister urged to investigate claims of neglect of nursing home resident
    • WORLD ELDER ABUSE DAY 2020, Safeguarding Ireland
    • Safeguard older persons during COVID-19 and beyond
    • HSE Launches Study to Investigate COVID-19 Infection in People Living in Ireland (SCOPI)
    • HIQA have published their Annual Report for 2019
    • Wellbeing ‘In This Together’
    • Irish Hospice Foundation, Bereavement Support Line
    • Dementia Academy
    • National Survey of people living with Parkinson’s disease
    • The Wheel, Virtual Summit Series
    • World Music Day & European Music Day, Sunday 21 June 2020 at 6pm
    • Next of Kin a confusing term?  Make sure you have a 'Designated Person', says Valerie Cox
    • How to use face coverings, HSE
  • The Sage Page, 5th June 2020

    We've launched our new campaign to "Shed a Tier", read about it in The Sage Page

    Includes:

    • 95% have not recorded plans for their future healthcare
    • ALONE call for reform of housing and care supports for older people
    • COVID-19 Deaths in Irish Nursing Homes (new research)
    • Overview of the Health System Response to date
      Long-term residential healthcare settings
    • Online Mental Health Supports
    • Family Carers Ireland - offering family carers free counselling sessions
    • Hospice Sunflower Days
    • Hear our Voice
    • DAY 83 of Lockdown for nursing home residents- letter, Therese Bruton
    • Next of Kin a confusing term?  Make sure you have a 'Designated Person', says Valerie Cox
    • The Wheel video
  • The Sage Page, 29th May 2020

    Sage Advocacy calls for the integration of private nursing homes into the wider public health and social care framework post Covid-19, read more in The Sage Page.

    Includes:

    • Minister for Health announces the establishment of a COVID-19 Nursing Home Expert Panel
    • Experience of COVID 19 Outbreaks in Residential Care Facilities
    • Unidentified man has been in Irish psychiatric hospital for 30 years
    • Recovery from COVID-19: Health & Social Care Professionals (HSCP)
    • Online Support Group for Family Carers of People with Dementia
    • Civic Space Watch
    • Next of Kin a confusing term?  Make sure you have a 'Designated Person', says Valerie Cox
    • What is it like to be a woman ageing solo in Ireland?

     

  • The Sage Page, 22nd May 2020

    Legal Provision for Independent Advocacy Required, read about it in The Sage Page

    Includes:

    • Realising the trye value of integrated care: Beyond COVID-19, IFIC
    • “Noli Timere” – Be Not Afraid (Seamus Heaney), IGS
    • Ireland has one of the highest rates of Covid-19 deaths in care homes in world
    • Next of Kin a confusing term?  Make sure you have a 'Designated Person', says Valerie Cox
    • Research on Older People's Perception and Experiences of Right-sizing, Age Friendly Ireland
    • Bealtaine at Home
    • ARTS PROJECT: ‘Lockdown Soundz’ in Cork City
    • WATCH: Daniel O'Donnell treats Donegal care home residents to surprise mini-concert
    • Irish internet challenge raising money to buy tablets for nursing homes and hospitals
    • Could the 'liberal' Dutch have learned from Taiwan's approach to coronavirus?
  • The Sage Page, 15th May 2020

    Sage Advocacy to Appear Before Oireachtas Covid-19 Committee? Find out in The Sage Page

    Includes:

    • Covid-19 committee to invite CMO Tony Holohan and HSE boss Paul Reid to appear next week
    • Nursing home crisis the result of a decade of policy mistakes
    • IHF URGES PEOPLE TO CONSIDER ADVANCE HEALTHCARE PLANNING
    • How did we end up turning our care homes into jails of enforced loneliness?
    • Guidance Regarding Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and DNAR Decision-Making during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • Bank of Ireland introduces carers’ card to support vulnerable customers
    • Next of Kin a confusing term?  Make sure you have a 'Designated Person', says Valerie Cox
    • New HSE Campaign #HoldFirm
    • Dawn Chorus: Connection, communities, are more important than ever
    • Spain's 'oldest living person' survives coronavirus at the age of 113
    • 15-Year-old Karate Expert Teaches Moves to Seniors – and the Results Are Pure Gold

     

  • The Sage Page, 8th May 2020

    Let's Shed a Tier - read more from Executive Director, Mervyn Taylor in The Sage Page

    Includes:

    • New Dáil committee gets power to grill ministers and officials on crisis - Irish Independent
    • Olivia O’Leary Reflects on Covid 19 - RTE Radio 1
    • Can COVID 19 be the Dawning of a New Era for Health Care of Older People in Ireland? - Irish Gerontological Society
    • Call to end use of term ‘Next of Kin’ in health and social services - Sage Advocacy Press Statement
    • Next of Kin a confusing term?  Make sure you have a 'Designated Person', says Valerie Cox - Sage Advocacy Video
    • Bealtaine at Home - Age & Opportunity
    • 14 WAYS TO HANDLE SCREAMING AND CRYING IN DEMENTIA - DailyCaring.com
    • ‘COVID-19 outbreak management in nursing homes: a Geriatrician’s perspective', Webinar - ECHO
    • Irish People Are Repaying Debt of Gratitude to Suffering Native Americans 170 Years After Potato Famine - GoodNewsNetwork.com
  • The Sage Page, 1st May 2020

    'Cocooning by voluntary informed consent or enforced expectation? Time to rethink our treatment of over 70s' - read The Sage Page.

  • The Sage Page, 24th April 2020

    “You have no idea how awful it is – it’s horrific”, the words of a member of staff in one of our nursing homes. Read more in The Sage Page

  • The Sage Page, 17th April 2020

    Situation in nursing homes and care centres a 'national emergency', read more in The Sage Page

  • The Sage Page, 10th April 2020

    Sage Advocacy pays tribute to staff in nursing homes, read on in The Sage Page

  • The Sage Page 3rd April 2020

    Heartfelt tribute to each and every one of our Sage Representatives, see The Sage Page

  • The Sage Page 27th March 2020

    Increasing Concern for Nursing Homes as Covid-19 takes hold - read more in The Sage Page

  • The Sage Page 20th March 2020

    Emergency Health Measures Legislation needs Scrutiny - Need for checks and balances and a ‘Sunset Clause’. Read more in The Sage Page

  • The Sage Page 13th March 2020

    Sage Advocacy and C-19, read more in The Sage Page

  • The Sage Page 6th March 2020

    We are recruiting a new Executive Director, read more in The Sage Page

  • The Sage Page 28th February 2020

    National Conference - 'Independent Advocacy - an idea whose time has come', 24th June 2020.  The Sage Page

  • The Sage Page 21st February 2020

    80% of people have not considered where they would like to be cared for - read more in The Sage Page

  • The Sage Page 14th February 2020

    First conviction for coercive control in Ireland handed down - The Sage Page

  • The Sage Page 7th February 2020

    Could better GP Services in Nursing Homes could reduce Hospital Admissions? Find out in The Sage Page

  • The Sage Page 31st January 2020

    Replacement of ward of court system delayed again due to lack of funding. Read about it in The Sage Page

  • The Sage Page 23rd January 2020

    ‘Deliver on Dementia – Time to End the Crisis’ - read about the campaign by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland on The Sage Page

  • The Sage Page 17th January 2020

    We are hiring...a Communications & Research Officer.  Read more in The Sage Page

  • The Sage Page 10th January 2020

    Latest Supreme Court guidance on the protection of liberty of a vulnerable adult in the context of discharge from hospital - read The Sage Page

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