Organising Care at Home

Waterford Community Services Home Help Department is committed to supporting people to remain living at home, if they so choose, for as long as possible. The Home Help Service is to support the important role of the family and informal carer in order to maintain the older person at home. This service provides personal care to clients and will assist with essential house keeping duties such as changing linen and maintaining a clean safe environment within the living areas.

Although Waterford Community Services are committed to providing a service to the elderly population in both Waterford city and county it is a limited resource that supplements family care and private care in the home environment.

How do I apply for home care from the HSE?

In the Community: An application is completed through your public health nurse, this is depending on your clinical needs. If you do not know whom your Public Health Nurse is then contact your GP.


In the hospital setting: The Public Geriatric Liaison Nurse will assess you for a requirement of Home Care Package. A referral will the liaison Nurse by the medical teams you are under, if it is deemed that there is a need for a service.


However there are criteria in place to ensure services are provided fairly to all individuals, and if an individual does not meet this criteria they may be declined a service. Service provision is prioritised and therefore if there are limited resources available an individual may be put on a waiting list in chronological order.

Voluntary Groups Providing Support in Home Environment

Alzheimer’s Society
Home support for individuals with dementia. Contact: 051 -856 831


Waterford Family Carers Ireland
Sit in service and social company for respite to family carers. Contact : 051 -394 566


Befriending Waterford Project
Visit people at home once per week for chat and social company. Contact St Brigid’s Centre for more information 051-375261

Who are the Private Care Providers?

Bluebird Care
Telephone: 051 591 783
City Enterprise Centre, Waterford Business Park, Cork Rd, Waterford


Clannad Care
Telephone: 051-878947
29 Manor St. Waterford


HomeInstead Senior Care
Waterford City Telephone: 051 333 966
Dungarvan Area Telephone: 058 75298
Unit 3, Cleaboy Business Park ,Old Kilmeaden Rd, Waterford .