Home Visitation Service

Home Visitation Service                        
 
To provide free social visiting service for people over 60 years in the North Kerry Area in particular Moyvane, Listowel, Ballydonoghue, Duagh, Causeway, Ballyduff, Tarbert, Ballybunion, Asdee, Ballylongford
 
Service provided
 
NEWKD/RSS offers once a week visitation for social purposes, to support an older person and to link them to other existing community services in the area. It is to give the older person time to chat and have contact with dedicated pair of RSS/volunteers who are there to listen and engage with them on regular basis.
 
Who is eligible for the service ?
 
This service is free and dedicated to the older people(over 60 ) in North Kerry communities who would like a social visit once a week for approx. 40 min.
•Older people living on their own
•Older people who have no transport
•Older people who are isolated or living in isolated areas
•Older people living with an older spouse
•Older people who due to medical reasons cannot leave their home
 
How to apply ?
 
Older person interested in the service can contact their GP, Public Health Nurse, Garda Siochana, Day Care Centre and other statutory agencies who will make referral on their behalf.
 
Our team
 
It is consisting of NEWKD/RSS supervisors, facilitators, workers and volunteers who are Garda vetted, carefully selected, trained and following very strict guidelines in regards to safety and welfare of the elderly.
 
This service is also supported by the HSE Public Health Nurses, Community Work Department, An Garda Siochana, Local Link and other community based services.
 
To find out more about the service contact:
 
Seamus O’Hara  066 7180190       seamusohara@newkd.ie
 
Anita Bodenham  068 23429        anitabodenham@newkd.ie
 
Geraldine Kelly 068 23429            geraldinekelly@newkd.ie
 
Eva O’Brien  066 7180190        evaobrien@newkd.ie
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