Services provided by the HSE
There are a range of other services, in addition to those provided by The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, which can provide support and assistance to you and your family.
The HSE provides community supports to help people in their own homes, including the Home Support Service, which aims to support older people to remain in their own homes for as long as possible and to support informal carers.
Other service providers include Family Carer’s Ireland and private home care services.
You may also consider residential care options such as nursing home care.
There is no absolute one right way to build a network of support, rather it may be a combination of different supports over time.
If you would like to talk to someone about these options, call our free and confidential National Helpline at 1800 341 341,
Health Service Executive, HSE
The HSE is responsible for the delivery of both community and hospital based services to people living in Ireland.
If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, your Public Health Nurse / local health office will be able to provide you with details of the services that may be available to you. Services can vary from county to county so it is important to check with your local office.
A key person within the HSE team is your public health nurse. The public health nurse can help you access services such as home support and respite services.
Public health nursing service are free to medical card holders, although not exclusively. Public health nursing services are free to all people over 65 and to those with a long term illness. However, availability of public health services can vary considerably from one area to another. You can find out who your public health nurse is by contacting your HSE local health office.
Other key areas provided by the HSE include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, chiropody and social services.
If you are looking for a local service in relation to dementia, the Understand Together website will help you to find a full list of all dementia services in the country. Click here to find a service