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Care And Inform

Age Friendly Ireland

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Programme: National

WHO Theme: Communication And Information

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Positive Mental And Emotional Health, Staying Connected, Your Body Your Health

Funding Stream: Irish Hospice Foundation funded

Resources Required: Community Support

Cost: 0-500


Are you caring for a loved one at home, or has someone you love died? Do you need information and support? Irish Hospice Foundation’s Care and Inform resources may help. COVID-19 restrictions mean some of the ways we traditionally mark and connect in our grief are still not possible. This is a very uncertain and upsetting time. However, we can support ourselves and each other in new ways during this difficult period. You may be caring for a loved one at home, no longer have the same support network, or someone close to you has died. This is a distressing time for you and we hope the information here will help make this time a little easier. In response to COVID-19, we have developed our Care & Inform Information and Advice hub to keep people updated on matters related to death, dying, and bereavement. Included are resources on: Caring for someone who is frail or perhaps close to the end of life at home Practical information: Caring for someone at the end of life at home Palliative Care: What is it and Who is it for? When someone you love is dying in a nursing home: What to expect What can I do when I can’t visit a loved one who is dying? When someone you love is dying in hospital: What to expect Grieving in exceptional times Acknowledging and coping with grief from a COVID-19 death Planning a funeral in exceptional times Planning a funeral when your relative has died from COVID-19 All information is in line with current HSE and Government guidance and is available to download and print from

Aim of Initiative


Who is it aimed at


Steps critical to success

  1. Creating awareness of these resources
  2. Circulating resources physically
  3. Circulating resources electronically to the right people

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. People being aware the resources exisit
  2. Expense of advertising
  3. Distribution to those who may need them

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. Help in exceptional times
  2. Up to date clear information

Lynn Murtagh, Irish Hospice Foundation,