Monday August 10, 2020

Your Money: Care home, fair home?

How does the state's Fair Deal scheme work and how much do those accessing it have to pay, asks Emma Kennedy.

30th March, 2014
James Reilly: a review of the Fair Deal scheme is ongoing. Picture: Conor Healy

Figures from the Health Service Executive (HSE) indicate that about 1 in 25 people over 65 are in long-term care.

This means that for many people living in a nursing home will never become a reality. But for those who do encounter these costs, there is state support available.

The Fair Deal scheme - officially known as the Nursing Homes Support Scheme - replaced the means-tested subvention system for all new entrants to nursing homes in late October...

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