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Louth - Indpendent Living, Residential Care and Carers

Page history last edited by Ciarán Holahan 15 years, 3 months ago

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In this section you will find information and statistics relating to older people's living arrangements, supports for indpendent living, residential care and carers in Co. Louth. 

 

 


 

 

 

Living alone


 

 

Living alone by age and county, 2006


                                                                                                                                                     % of cohort                                               000               


25-44 45-64 65 & over
25 & over
Persons
Louth
7.1 10.7 26.3 11.5 8.1
Ireland 7.0 11.0 25.9 11.6 317.7

Source: Table 3.2 Living alone by age and county, 2006 (Regional Quality of Life in Ireland 2008 (CSO))

 

 

Persons aged 65 years and over in Louth and Ireland distinguishing the number and percentage living alone in private households


 

  Persons aged 65 years and over
 
In private households
Living alone

Total in private households
As % of persons aged 65+ in private households
Louth
10,628 3,055 28.7
Ireland 422,242 121,157 28.7

Source: Table 14 Persons, males and females aged 65 years and over in each Province, County and City, distinguishing the number and percentage living alone in private households, 2006 (Census 2006, Volume 3 (CSO))

Note: The full table from the CSO provides a breakdown by male and female.

 

 

Persons aged 70 years and over in Louth and Ireland distinguishing the number and percentage living alone in private households


 

  Persons aged 70 years and over
 
In private households
Living alone

Total in private households
As % of persons aged 70+ in private households
Louth
7,076 2,367 33.5
Ireland 286,194 94,137 32.9

Source: Table 15 Persons, males and females aged 70 years and over in each Province, County and City, distinguishing the number and percentage living alone in private households, 2006 (Census 2006, Volume 3 (CSO))

Note: The full table from the CSO provides a breakdown by male and female. 

 

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Long-term Care / Residential Care


 

 

 

Number of long-stay units in Co. Louth, 2006


 

 

Type and name of long-stay units

Number of beds at 31 December 2006 Number of patients at 31 December 2006 Number of admissions during 2006 Number of discharges during 2006
HSE Extended Care Unit
       
Boyne Valley, Drogheda
14
14 42 45
Cottage Hospital, Drogheda
40 34 441 439
St. Joseph's, Ardee 38 37 95 99
St. Mary's, Drogheda 47
47 1 20
St. Oliver Plunkett, Dundalk
147 132 509 503
Total for HSE Extended Care Units:
286 264 1088 1106
HSE Welfare Home        
Boyne View House, Drogheda 29 29 9 11
Total for HSE Welfare Homes: 29 29 9 11
Voluntary Home / Hospital for Older People        
Mount Oliver, Convent Infirmary, Dundalk 28 19 0 5
Total for Voluntary Home / Hospital for Older People 28 19 0 5
Private Nursing Home        
Aras Mhuire, Drogheda 30 23 93 88
Blackrock Abbey Nursing Home, Dundalk 60 58 59 52
Carlingford Nursing Home, Carlingford 44 44 44 70
Castle Lodge Nursing Home, Castlebellingham 40 22 54 54
Dealgan House, Dundalk 47 47
55 54
Moorehall Lodge, Ardee 66 66 89 89
Sunhill Nursing Home 52 52 303 262
Total for Private Nursing Homes: 339 312 697 669
Grand total for all long-stay units: 682 624 1794 1791

 

Source: Table D2, Long-Stay Activity Statistics, 2006 (Department of Health and Children)

Note: Table D2 was reviewed and the statistics for long-stay units in Co. Louth were extracted.

 

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Private Nursing Homes (members of Nursing Homes Ireland) in Louth


 

 

Name of Nursing Home

Address Number of beds
Aras Mhuire Nursing Home Beechgrove, Drogheda, Co. Louth 30
Blackrock Abbey Nursing Home Blackrock, Dundalk, Co. Louth 60
Boyne Valley Nursing Home Dowth, Drogheda, Co. Louth
18
Carlingford Nursing Home
Old Dundalk Road, Carlingford, Co. Louth
44
Castle Lodge Nursing Home Sea Road, Castlebellingham, Co. Louth 40
Dealgan House Nursing Home
Toberona, Dundalk, Co. Louth
50
Moorehall Lodge Nursing Home Hale Street, Ardee, Co. Louth
66
St Francis Nursing Home Dundalk, Co. Louth
23
Sunhill Nursing Home
Termonfeckin, Co. Louth 68
Total:   399

Source: Appendix Two, Annual Private Nursing Home Survey 2007 (Nursing Homes Ireland)

 

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Carers


 

 

Carers by hours of unpaid work and county, 2006


 

 

                                                                                          % of row                                                      carers                            % of 15 & over           

 
Hours per week
   

1-14 15-42 43 or more
Persons Carers
Louth
56.8 17.1 26.0 4,226 4.9
Ireland 58.0 16.6 25.4 160,917 4.8

Source: Table 5.7 Carers by hours of unpaid work and county, 2006 (Regional Quality of Life in Ireland 2008 (CSO))

 

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Number of Recipients of Caring Payments by Payment Type and County, 2007


 

 

County

Carer's

Benefit

Carer's 

Allowance

Respite

Care Grant

Louth 55 826 908
Total for all Counties
2,080 33,067 37,303

Source: Table E15, Statistical Information on Social Welfare Services 2007 (Department of Social and Family Affairs)

 

 

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