Dr Ciara Kelly: ‘When mum was still at home – before the nursing home stage – we worried about her every day’
“The saying goes that it takes a village to raise a child but it takes a village to take care of anyone.”
Newstalk’s Ciara Kelly, who worked as a GP in Wicklow up until last year, is a firm believer in facilitating vulnerable older people to live in their communities for as long as possible.
Her own mother Julie had dementia, and died last year at the age of 91. Julie eventually went into a nursing home, but she also lived independently at home for a time.