Comment: A key flaw in Harney’s latest elderly care plan

The ‘Fair Deal’ scheme won’t level the playing field between residential and home-based care, writes Aisling Kennedy

28th March, 2009

One of the great achievements of modern medicine and healthier living is the huge increase in lifespan. But the very old still become frail and some will need fulltime care in their final years, either at home or in a nursing home. It is estimated that around one in five men and one in three women over the age of 65 will require residential care. We need to make sure that there is a stable...

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