Press Release

Minister McEntee opens Sage Forum on Long-Term Care for Older People

The Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee T.D, has today opened the Sage Forum on Long-Term Care for Older People.

The Minister said: “Today’s forum initiated by Sage and supported by Third Age, Family Carers Ireland and Alone, is a wonderful opportunity to discuss one of the most challenging issue facing some of our older people – long-term care.

“Growing old should never be considered a burden on society. We need to be able to cater for the needs of a more diverse, ageing population and older people are clearly the best people to inform us how to do this.

“I intend to meet with Sage when the report is finalised and I hope that we will be able to address concerns in the area of long-term care. We can only do this with a cross-sector approach and I look forward to working with all organisations and relevant Departments in that regard.”