The Home Help Service is in tatters due to staff shortages.
That’s according to Galway Independent Deputy Sean Canney who says the service which is being administered by the HSE is in crisis with a lack of Home Care workers.
This is leaving vulnerable people who have been assessed for Home Help Hours without a service.
Deputy Canney says it has now reached the stage that the elderly people who can remain living at home with a home care service are now being forced into long term care in Nursing Homes.
He says this situation is totally contradicting the Sláintecare strategy to keep people living in their own homes.