Fair Deal Scheme
Reference : Age Action Ireland
The Fair Deal covers the level of care appropriate to the individual as well as bed, board and a laundry service. It also covers certain therapeutic activities and some aids and appliances needed to assist with the activities of daily living. If a person has a medical card this should cover the cost of aids and appliances as well as medical care such as GP charges and medication.
If the older person does not have a medical card their medical costs must be covered by the individual or their family. Often the nursing home will invoice the family or representative of the resident.