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Age-related sight loss is very common and can result in someone becoming dependant on friends and family to help them with their daily care and needs.   For people living with sight loss, making changes to the design and layout of the home can mean the...

This month Applewood Homecare are promoting Palliative Care Week 9 to 15 September 2018 : Palliative Care, Because Every Moment Matters which is to raise awareness & understanding of palliative care with the public.  2018 is the centenary of the birth of Dame Cicely Saunders...

When people face challenges in relation to dexterity and mobility assistive devices can be of great help and nowadays can be easily found in chemists or speciality shops or through websites that specialize in these products. Some of the most useful are: Magnifiers Very effective for those...

Initiating Care At home - Insights from a Recent Client Survey Applewood Homecare’s recent client survey provides great insights into the lived experience of initiating care at home.   As their health declines, clients and their loved ones find it difficult to know how best to proceed in...

We Have Moved to a New Office It’s been a very busy few months in Applewood Homecare, and we are delighted to be finally fully moved into our new office in the heart of Terenure at 140 Terenure Road North. This exciting new development means we...

June 2016 Applewood Homecare read with interest the recent reports from the Alzheimer’s Prevention Programme in the Cedars Sinai, Los Angeles that uses lifestyle planning and innovative neurological interventions to detect and treat Alzheimer’s earlier. They are currently conducting an 18-month clinical lifestyle intervention study, examining...

May 2016 Applewood Homecare staff are promoting community activities forming part of the Bealtaine 2016 festival this month – the theme this year Iconic Citizens - celebrating citizens of the Irish State. There are so many events on from Arts & Crafts, Theatre, Writing, Music, Cinema...

April 2016 Applewood Homecare Staff suggested the topic this month: Embrace the fact that Spring has finally Sprung! Bring some colour into your lives and those of your loved ones with a spruce up of the garden. For the indoor environment it is amazing the transformation...

March 2016 ‘Elder Awareness’ has taken a decidedly strange turn this month with the ESRI report investigating the housing shortage in Ireland. The media has picked up on an element in the report where a possible solution to improve the situation would be if older people...

February 2016 Happy February from all at Applewood Homecare – we made it through January and Spring is in the air if the plants are to be believed! Election fever is high on the media agenda and an interesting report on the power of the grey...