HSE appeal to public to check in on the vulnerable

THE HSE has appealed to members of the public to check on the elderly and other vulnerable members of the community over the coming holiday season.

THE HSE has appealed to members of the public to check on the elderly and other vulnerable members of the community over the coming holiday season.

“Weather changes can be a problem for anyone, especially older people, and those who are vulnerable in other ways such as with illness or certain disabilities,” said Bernard Gloster, area manager for primary, community and continuing care with the HSE Mid-West.

“The elderly and vulnerable may need additional support. Pay a visit to elderly neighbours to ensure that they have adequate food, heating and prescription medicines.

“The elderly can be particularly prone to hypothermia and pneumonia when temperatures dip so ensuring they have enough heat and hot food and regular hot drinks is particularly important to their wellbeing at this time,” said Mr Gloster

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