Home Instead ChristmascareThe Christmas period gives us the opportunity to spend more time with our family and friends.  Home Instead Senior Care is advising over the holiday season to keep an eye out for tell tale signs that our elderly parents or relatives may need more help.

Danette Connolly, Director of Care at Home Instead Senior Care, Waterford said “Over the holiday season we tend to spend more time with our parents, grandparents or senior relatives so it is a good opportunity to make sure that are looking after themselves properly, have sufficient food and heat and are safe in their homes.”

The warning signs that indicate an ageing parent or relative may need more help at home include:

  • Do they seem to be eating well or is food spoiling in the fridge?
  • Have they stopped doing daily grooming rituals like taking a shower or fixing their hair?
  • Are they taking the right medications in the right doses at the right times?
  • Does their car have new scratches or dents?
  • Is mail or newspapers piling up without being read?
  • Are they using furniture, towel bars or shower curtains to pull themselves up to stand?

As you go home again over the festive period be aware of the things that may be changing for your senior relatives.  Be ready to spot the signs, have those tough conversations and help them get the support they need to remain happy and safe in their own home as long as possible.

Home Instead Senior Care provides services to seniors in their own homes and is approved by the HSE. Its caregivers help clients maintain their independence by assisting them with activities of daily living such as meal preparation, laundry, shopping, light housekeeping, driving and incidental transportation.

To find out more about Home Instead Senior Care Waterford call 051 333966 or 058 75298 or visit www.homeinstead.ie.

UPMC Whitfield Joint CommissionFor the fourth time since 2008, UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre in Waterford has successfully achieved accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI). This recognition is based on an extensive review of the centre’s patient safety and quality standards and processes.

The JCI is the recognised leader in international health care accreditation and is considered the gold standard in global health care. Its accreditation process focuses on determining whether a health care facility has the right systems and processes in place to support high-quality and safe patient care, and has the culture and capacity to continuously improve care. JCI’s surveyors examine crucial issues such as patient and family education, access to care and medication management. The process requires hospitals to demonstrate a track record of standards compliance and relies on candid interviews with patients, nurses and physicians about care practices.

“The success of this, our fourth, accreditation survey reflects the ongoing efforts of the whole Cancer Centre team and their dedication to continuing to provide a quality service to all cancer patients in the southeast region,” said Catriona McDonald, director of operations.

“Demonstrating compliance with JCI standards serves as validation of an organization’s commitment to an internationally recognized, time-tested and comprehensive level of quality,” explained Cheryl Brill, UPMC’s senior vice president of international clinical operations and quality. “This outstanding result is a testament to the UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre staff and to their commitment to excellence in the treatment of patients.”

Since 2006, UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre has offered the most advanced radiation therapy, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy and image-guided radiation therapy, to residents of the southeast region of Ireland. One of only four ambulatory care centres to be JCI-accredited in Ireland, the centre is committed to delivering the highest standard of radiation therapy and supportive care for patients with all types of cancer.

Ardkeen QFS Hamper

Make a lasting impression with our expertly curated gift hampers, say thank you to loyal clients or reward colleagues with the world’s best selection of Irish artisan food, tailored to suit every taste and budget.

Nationwide delivery just €5 during November & December.

View the full range on ardkeen.com or contact Christine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 051 874620 to discuss your requirements.

LCE FESTIVE FLAIR

Season’s Greetings!

Christmas is just about here and at LCE we have got the party started!

We also know that work (in the run up to the holidays) still needs to be done ☹. SO…we have decorated the LCE Training Academy and Room Hire  LCE style to bring the festive cheer to LCE and our Clients!  

We are so excited and have put up the Christmas decorations so everyone can enjoy the cliché comforts that reminds us of such a magical time of year (while they work...)! We have also revamped some of the extras we have here at LCE to be more festive! We have Christmas cake, candy canes, Christmas jingles and a lot of fairy lights among many other additions.

Don’t worry though - no mistletoe will be put up…yet!

So, come to LCE for your ROOM HIRE, end of year MEETINGS and TRAINING COURSES or even just to pop in and see us to be part of our festive cheer. Business will be as normal, just with a bit more pep in our step!!!! (and for all you Bah humbugs! We will have humbug sweets at the ready!)

Give us a bell on 051 364344 or you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your festive fancies and avail of a 5% discount on room hire for all WATERFORD CHAMBER members between now and the New Year.

LCE would also like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year!

Thank you to those of you of who continue to choose us as your Health and Safety Consultants, and to those who don’t we would be delighted to talk to any new customers in 2018

Athenaeum 15 Years

It was December 2003 that we celebrated our opening, this week we celebrate our 14th Anniversary!

It has been quite a roller coaster, there have been many challenging times along the way and many opportunities to create happy memories, all in all it's been fun.

We are so grateful to all our customers who have supported us over the years. You never need a reason to stop by, but if you're looking for one, come along this Saturday, 16th December 2017 for dinner and help us celebrate 14 years in business, á la carte menu available all evening in Zaks Restaurant, to book your table call 051 833999. 

On behalf of the entire Athenaeum House Hotel Team, we would like to thank each person who has been a part of our special journey during the last 14 years.

Wigworld Hi Style AwardWaterford business Wigworld was the proud recipient of Hi’s Inspirational Award at the Hi Style Awards in Cork and the Judge’s Highly Commended Recognition Award in the Enhancement Specialist of the Year category at the recent Irish Beauty Industry Awards held in Dublin.

Wigworld, which is owned and run by Joyce O’Carroll, specialises in wigs and hair pieces for people with medical related hair loss due to chemotherapy, radiotherapy, alopecia, trichotillomania and thinning hair.

A hairdresser by profession and a sufferer of natural hair loss through alopecia, Joyce established Wigworld in 2011. In her quest to find high-quality, natural wigs Joyce recognised that there was very little choice available to those who were going through hair loss.

“It was then I became conscious of the very limited options available to those who needed a natural looking custom-made wig, not only in Waterford, but throughout the South East.”

“Following my own hair loss experience I was all too aware of the dent in confidence people experience when they lose their hair.  For many their hair defines them and to suffer hair loss can be quite traumatic. I wanted to provide an alternative to badly fitted and artificial looking wigs and give my clients back their confidence and self-esteem.”

Wigworld provides a full service from fitting and styling to pre-and post-hair loss consultations, along with a wide range of real human hair wigs, synthetic wigs, custom-made wigs and hairpieces.  Joyce also utilises her hairdressing experience to cut and style the wigs and provide advice on wig management and aftercare.

“Hair loss shouldn’t define a person, but it often does. If men and women who suffer hair loss through cancer treatments, stress or alopecia can feel better in themselves by having a good quality, natural looking wig or hairpiece and it’s one less thing for them to worry about, I’m greatly satisfied with that result.”

Joyce is heavily involved in cancer charity work, most recently organising a Breast Cancer Awareness event in association with the Solas Cancer Support Centre and the Marie Keating Foundation. She regularly holds workshops on wig care / management and altered body image in many of the regions' cancer support centres including Eist in Carlow, CARE in Clonmel and Cuan House in Youghal. She also spent nearly six years volunteering as the lead Wig & Hair advisor at the Look Good Feel Better programme in UHW.

Joyce was honoured to receive her awards at two glittering awards ceremonies in Cork and Dublin and was delighted that she was nominated by her clients. “To be nominated by my clients makes these awards even more special. It’s a wonderful validation of what I do, and it only makes me more determined to expand the service throughout the region and help more people regain their self-assurance.”

If you have been affected by hair loss and would like to arrange a consultation with Joyce, visit www.wigworld.ie or call 087 688 9332.

Dlight Eames

Tramore company DLight is showcasing some products from its new retail website www.EamesLighting.com at an exhibition with the Cliff Gallery, in the iconic building at 44 The Quay, Waterford from 7th to 17th December.

Feel free to pop along to the open evening on Thursday, 7th December from 5:30pm for light bites and entertainment. For more information call DLight on 051 393464.

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