Assisted living - retirement choices in South Tipperary

Planning beyond retirement is a core focus for everyone in these times whether it be for yourself or for a loved one. Luckily there is a wealth of options available that will accommodate both living within your home with adjustments or moving to an assisted living option where your welfare and well being are their top priority.

Planning beyond retirement is a core focus for everyone in these times whether it be for yourself or for a loved one. Luckily there is a wealth of options available that will accommodate both living within your home with adjustments or moving to an assisted living option where your welfare and well being are their top priority.

Staying in your family home may now be a more realistic option for people than before as providers can source any item that is required to aid any adjustments necessary within your home. Also many providers supply most councils for housing adaptation schemes where this may be considered the most appropriate option.

When a client has decided that moving to a residential facility is the option for them they can be confident in their choice knowing that so many providers now offer a homely, caring environment to encapsulate the atmosphere of a real home. Independent living is now a preferred option for many people whereby you live within your own accommodation but can avail of all facilities that include catering, laundry, social amenities & events and equally important you are living in a secure and safe environment.

With all our life expectancies now extended it is crucial that we all look after our general health each year and prevention is always better than cure, this would include regular visits to your opticians who can now help in a wide variety of ways.

Marian Court, Clonmel

Marian Court Sheltered Housing complex, in the centre of Clonmel, provides accommodation for senior citizens and is managed by a voluntary committee. The complex is very centrally located in the town, set in its own secure grounds, with car parking facilities and is monitored 24 hours by c.c.t.v. Each apartment has a kitchenette, sitting room, bathroom and bedroom. Each resident has a direct telephone line to a 24 hour emergency response centre. A nutritious dinner is provided daily. Other facilities include communal dining room, sitting room, prayer room, laundry room and pleasant gardens. Group activities are organised on a regular basis. The philosophy of care emphasises each residents individuality, their right to privacy and to make choices about the content of their daily life. The primary objective of Marian Court is to meet the needs of residents in a considerate and skilled manner, to make a positive contribution to enhancing their quality of life and to enable each resident to be as independent as possible.

AMD

Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a condition that can affect your eyes as you get older in fact, in the over 50s, AMD is the leading cause of sightloss in Ireland, with over 60,000 Irish people suffering from the condition (source :Fighting Blindness).

AMD affects the macula - a small part of the eye responsible for central vision which allows you to see detail. AMD usually starts inone eye and is highly likely to affect the other eye at a later stage.

What causes AMD?

The exact casuses of AMD are still unknown. Although there can be a history of the condition in certain families, AMD is still not believed to be genetic, however, if close relatives have suffered with sight loss in the past, then it may be worth getting your eyes checked more regularly. Studies have shown a definite link between smoking and AMD. Other factors such as high blood pressure and poor diet can also lead to a greater risk of getting AMD. Indeed, recent research has shown that vitamins C&E , beta-carotene, copper and zinc supplements in your diet, can help reduce the risk of developing AMD. (MaucShield supplement recommended by leading Opticians is availible at KW Opticians)

There is a simple test for the early symptoms of AMD and this can be done for the next 2 weeks free at KW Opticians. Remember AMD will not cause a total loss of vision, if you have AMD help and support is available to maximise your remaining vision and to help you maintain an active and independent life. Early detection is important and your optician is the best person to check your eyes.

Adapted Living

Adapted Living is a Tipperary Town based mobility supplies specialist. We offer a full range of home care products from our shop at No 1 Bridge Street as well as stairlifts, bathlifts and mobility scooters. We provide a free quotation service for stairlifts and we supply most councils for housing adaptation schemes such as bathroom conversions and stairlift installation. If there is an item you cannot find let us know and we will try to source it for you we are only too glad to help. Just contct us 062 33975 or visit our website www.adaptedliving.ie or email info@adaptedliving.ie.

Sacre Coeur Private 
Nursing Home, Tipperary

HIQA Registered, family run private nursing home of exceptional character, set in a beautiful mature garden. NHI registered and a participant in the Nursing Home Support Scheme (Fair Deal). We provide a professional and Dedicated Service to our Residents in a homely, caring atmosphere

It is our philosophy to run the nursing home in a way that retains the character and homeliness of a real home in a safe environment.

Our aim is for Residents to make choices and to continue with their existing way of life as much as possible, just with greater support and care around them. We also provide convalescing and respite care.

Station Road, Tipperary Town

Tel (062 51157)

Director Of Nursing: Laura Myers

Email: joanne.oconnell@sacrecoeur.ie