Applewood Homecare Information and Advice Clinic
At Applewood Homecare we are committed to playing our part in the assistance of building and strengthening links within our local community. We are currently putting in place partnerships with several local community and volunteer groups in the Dublin area. The idea of the Community Information Clinics came about based on our experience working with the over 65’s and from feedback from our service users.
Finding yourself in a situation where you are solely responsible for caring for a loved one at home can often be an overwhelming and sometimes frightening experience. There are supports available but often accessing these supports can be difficult.
According to the 2011 Census, internet usage among the over 65 population is on the increase however there remains over 300,000 older people in Ireland with no access to the internet. Yet helplines and information phone numbers of state services now direct people to websites for further information or to download forms.
Our Community Information Clinics are there to assist people in sourcing information relevant to their situation be that information on revenue or grants available or letting them know about support groups and meetings. We are not there to advise people just to help them source any information that might help in their specific situation.
For example, sourcing information, about; grants and applications, medical cards, pensions, local support groups, home security and providing that information in a suitable format.
The Information clinics will take place twice a month in the Terenure Enterprise Centre, from Wednesday July 3rd, on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 11-am-12.30pm.
No appointment is necessary, this is a completely free service and is open to anybody over 65 or caring for a loved one at home. We hope to bring the Information Clinics to other local communities throughout 2013.
If you would like more information, please phone us on 01 4992201