Editorial – Home help cuts a false economy

first_imgPrint Email AS hundreds of home help care workers, supporters, trade unions and political representatives march on Dail Eireann to demand the Government and HSE reverse the cuts to home help hours, it begs the question yet again – what is a false economy? The people who have home help are in a position where they can have a much better quality of life with minimal cost to the taxpayer. Small things, which most of us take for granted but which are impossible for people with reduced mobility, are the very things that are being taken away.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The difference between being able to stay in the home which the elderly or infirm have loved all their lives and going into care could be as little as being able to wash the dishes.Cuts to an already sparse home-help service will leave many clients in a position where they have no choice but to go into institutionalised care. And it is well known that the cost of paying for a person in nursing home care runs to thousands each month.Compare that to the €14 per hour it costs to have a home help come in and make a house livable.  With clients getting between ten and twelve hours home-help a week, it’s not rocket science to choose the most cost-effective solution.Already at the start of this year, 500,000 hours were taken out of the home-help system, which has huge ramifications for both the clients and the home-helps who were on a part-time footing already.And that’s just the economics. Personal security and the knowledge that someone will be calling during the day is an integral part of the home-help system. The friendly housekeepers bring much more than a clean sweep.They bring company, conversation and human contact to people who may be otherwise isolated and alone. Facebook Linkedin Twittercenter_img Advertisement WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsEditorial – Home help cuts a false economyBy admin – October 22, 2012 549 Previous article“Munster are not contenders” – Donal LenihanNext articleJanesboro takes Gold adminlast_img read more

Brundidge extends budget

first_img Pike County High School is celebrating Homecoming this week. A community pep rally will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday in the school’s gymnasium. The Homecoming parade will be at 2:15 Friday and will follow a Main Street route. Email the author Brundidge extends budget By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 3:00 am Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen The Brundidge City Council agreed Tuesday to continue to operate under the FY2015 budget until a new one can be adopted.Mayor Jimmy Ramage said the current budget has been amended several times as situations required. The council agreed to continue operating under the current budget until the FY2016 budget is approved.City Manager Britt Thomas also discussed the possibility that the council might want to participate in health insurance for elected officials. However, he suggested that more information should be obtained before any decisions by the individual council members are made. The council will discussed health insurance for elected officials at its next meeting.center_img Anderson said Verizon was requesting an extension for the modification on the existing facility to provide wireless service essentially within the corporate limits and police jurisdiction of the city.Gov. Robert Bentley will be in Brundidge to tour Southern Classic Foods on Thursday. Following the tour, the governor will make an announcement possibly concerning industrial development within the city. Sponsored Content Latest Stories Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Community health and wellness fair on tap A Community Health and Wellness Fair will be held from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday at Greater St. Paul… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Thomas said city’s TAP project has been sent to Montgomery for review and should be back within four to six weeks. At that time, the city will be ready to bid its sidewalk project that will construct sidewalks on S.A. Graham Boulevard and Galloway Road.The city park remediation plan has been submitted to the Department of Interior in Atlanta by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA). The plans are to remediate the park on Dickert Circle that was closed several years ago. The remediation plans include a walking trail and picnic tables at the city park on South Main Street.Verizon representative David Andrews said the Brundidge City Council approved a special use permit on Jan. 6, 2015, for Verizon Wireless to modify the equipment on a existing tower at 7377 U.S. Highway 231 South in Brundidge. The special use permit expired on April 6, 2015.last_img read more