Ireland launched the National Healthy Age Friendly Homes Programme.

Sláintecare and Age Friendly Ireland launch the National Healthy Age Friendly Homes Programme, a new initiative, funded by Sláintecare, that aims to enable older people to continue living in their homes or in a home more suited to their needs.

Sláintecare and Age Friendly Ireland |Meath County Council are rolling out a new joint programme ‘Healthy Age Friendly Homes’, across nine Local Authority areas.

The Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler, TD and Minister of State for Planning and Local Government Peter Burke TD have today launched a new programme which is aimed at supporting older adults to remain living in their own homes and communities.

The Healthy Age Friendly Homes Programme is a Sláintecare and Age Friendly Ireland joint programme. It is a two-year programme and it will be rolled out across nine Local Authority areas. The programme funded by Sláintecare aims to reach up to 4,500 homes across nine Local Authority areas and support up to 12,000 older people over the two years. 

The highlights of the programme are

  • Support the avoidance of early or premature admission to long term residential care
  • Enable older people to continue living in their homes or in a home more suited to their needs (Rightsizing)
  • Live with a sense of independence and autonomy, and
  • Be and feel part of their communities
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