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    Angry Concern on home help cuts

    Concern on home help cuts



    And yet we hear the same old sh1te...we are doing all we can to keep the elderly in the community!!

    Just shows how much the HSE and the Minister know about looking after the elderly....10 mins to get them up...15 mins for a shower...10 mins for breakfast....what should the home helps do if times up...just go???
    When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity.

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    Apologies for the language.

    They just dont give a f....................................k

    Its a pity Mary Harney didn`t have any kids herself. It might make her a bit more maternal.
    Last edited by hammer; 8th May 2010 at 12:30 AM.

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    She did have a Mammy though!!..and one who needed a fair bit of care towards the end....this is a disgrace...home helps in the majority go way beyond whats in their contract..!!
    When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spidermom View Post
    what should the home helps do if times up...just go???
    On planet Harney that would be perfectly reasonable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spidermom View Post
    She did have a Mammy though!!..and one who needed a fair bit of care towards the end....this is a disgrace...home helps in the majority go way beyond whats in their contract..!!
    Maybe if she lived with someone in care 24/7 she would see what a complete and utter banker she has become.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron von Biffo View Post
    On planet Harney that would be perfectly reasonable.
    It might be a game of bluff.

    She wants the carers to do the same hours as currently for the pay of 7.5 hours.

    She is playing to their hearts !!!

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    In today's Irish Times it says that the home help service "would be restricted to medical card holders and home helps would be restricted to providing personal care for clients rather than also helping with house cleaning".

    Seems to me that the HSE are trying to make it impossible for the elderly to stay at home. Those who don't have a medical card but can't afford a private home help will be driven into nursing homes.

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    What about the blind that are cared for ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theghost View Post
    In today's Irish Times it says that the home help service "would be restricted to medical card holders and home helps would be restricted to providing personal care for clients rather than also helping with house cleaning".

    Seems to me that the HSE are trying to make it impossible for the elderly to stay at home. Those who don't have a medical card but can't afford a private home help will be driven into nursing homes.
    And then watch Harney increase the claw-back from their estates.

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    So, basically, don't engage in any sort of normal human contact, like chit-chat, with these elderly/isolated people - get in and get out as quickly as possible. Also, if they injure themself trying desperately to wash or dress or eat in as short a time as possible, leave them on the floor where they are and attend to them the following day, time permitting...

    My parents are both in hospital this week (mum okay thank God, dad has a problem). I have spent hours with them because they were otherwise staring at the ceiling (mum paralysed, dad not allowed to move). I noticed the television panels above their beds. All the televisions are gone, removed to save money. That's right, Harney took away the tellys to pay for the reckless ******************************wittery and outright criminality of the developer/financier mates of McCreevey, Ahern, and Harney herself, aided and abetted by their right-wing deregulation 'fill your boots' cult. So my parents are stuck staring at the ceiling, all to help pay off a billionth of a percent of the deficit that those w*nkers created. And the people do nothing, say nothing - just take it. Just sit back and watch the poorest, in fact even the just averagely well off, get targeted to clean up the mess of the richest people's ******************************ed up and parasitical gambling spree. Meanwhile this mindless right-wing ghoul, whose ideology has been completely and utterly discredited and shat into the abyss of failed ridiculous ideas, is left to turn our health service into an even more ******************************ed up version of the American system, which the Americans themselves are now abandoning. I honestly believe that this country's population is one of the most docile and easily-led populations in the democratic world. ******************************ing incredible.

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