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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.

How long does Fair Deal take?

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.

What is a Care Representative?

A Care Representative is a person appointed by the Circuit Court to apply for the NHSS on behalf of someone who lacks the capacity to make certain decisions on their own behalf and to complete the necessary forms.

They can be relatives of the older person or professionals (social workers, solicitors, GP etc.) working with the older person. The legislation governing this role may change as the new Assisted Decision Making legislation is rolled out.

More on Fair Deal

Fair Deal Advice

Many residents who come to stay with us use the Fair deal scheme. Fair Deal is the name of a government scheme for providing financial support for those who need long term nursing home care.

Fair Deal Guide

The Fair Deal Scheme is a new scheme to replace nursing home subvention which was introduced in October 2009 by the Government.

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