Why the Fair Deal gives a raw deal to private nursing homes – and the taxpayer
How much does it really cost to accommodate an elderly relative in a public versus private or voluntary-operated nursing home under the Fair Deal scheme? In some cases, up to three times as much.
Private nursing homes charge an average of between €850 and €1,250 a week, or €44,200 to €65,000 per annum. Public nursing homes, run directly by the HSE and staffed by HSE nurses and personnel, cost between €889 to €2,182 per week,...
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