Healthy Age Friendly Homes Programme

  • the Healthy Age Friendly Homes Programme is an innovative support coordination programme to help older adults to live healthier and independent lives in their own homes for longer
  • run across an initial 9 pilot sites from 2021, funding secured by Minister Mary Butler under Budget 2023 will now enable the expansion of the Healthy Age Friendly Homes Programme to all 31 local authorities

On Friday 28 April, Minister for Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler welcomed the latest stage in the national rollout of the Healthy Age Friendly Homes, with the opening of the recruitment campaign for Local Coordinators for all 31 Local Authorities.

The Healthy Age Friendly Homes Programme is a unique cross-government collaboration between the Department of Health, HSE, and Local Government.

It provides an important, rounded model of care which supports older people to remain in their own homes where possible, to avoid hospital admission through the provision of care in the community, and to ultimately avoid early or unnecessary admission to residential care.

See the full press release here

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