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COVID-19 and Implications for Older Persons Care

The COVID-19 pandemic and the fear that it has created in our communities is causing considerable issues for our older communities in particular those who are relying on Home care services or who are in Hospital. I have received many calls from concerned families who have quite suddenly being left with no Home care as the persons performing this valuable service have withdrawn from providing it leaving many older and vulnerable people and families in […]

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Fair Deal Advice – Specialists Always On Hand To Help Combat The ‘COVID-19’ Crisis

Fair Deal Advice will remain open throughout the COVID-19 crisis. We will happily continue to provide our nationwide professional advisory service on the Fair Deal Scheme and long term care finance by phone and online. We will not be meeting Clients in person during this time. The Fair Deal Scheme remains open to new applicants and Nursing Homes are continuing to accept new Residents. If you or your relative may require long term care in […]

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Overpayment of Nursing Home Fees under the Fair Deal

It never ceases to amaze me how many people apply for the Fair Deal without getting professional advice and without understanding how it works. Applying for the Fair Deal for many is probably the second biggest financial transaction that they will be involved in since taking out their mortgage and buying their first home. Yet they do not seek advice and fill out the forms blind not knowing what they are really getting into. The […]

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Who Cares for the Carer

In my work advising Clients on the Fair Deal I regularly come across husbands/wives and other family members who contact me seeking advice and assistance with the Fair Deal and long term care solutions for their husband/wife or relative. Often these people are in their 70’s or 80’s and are exhausted and at their wits end as they have cared for their loved one at home despite increasing care needs with little or no help […]

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The Fair Deal How Does It Affect You

The Fair Deal will have implications for your income and assets when you apply for it. In the case of single applicantโ€™s, you can expect to contribute 80% of your net income and 7.5% of your assets including your Home. If you are part of a couple you will be paying 40% of your combined income and 3.75% of your combined assets including your Home. Every applicantโ€™s circumstances can be different and how the Fair […]

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Understanding Nursing Home Fees

When the time comes for you or a family member or friend to become a Resident in a Nursing Home it is very important that you understand the different fees and charges that may apply. Often this is a stressful time and it is easy to make mistakes or to under estimate the cost of care that you will end up paying. In this article I will highlight the main fees that you are likely […]

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Older Care And Fair Deal Scheme

๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜•๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ? ๐˜›๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜”๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜บ– ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง Fairdealadvice.ie ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข ๐˜Ž๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜Š๐˜Œ๐˜– ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜•๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜›๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฉ๐˜จ ๐˜‹๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜”๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜–๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, ๐˜‘๐˜ช๐˜ฎ ๐˜‹๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜บ. In an insightful discussion about Older Care, Nursing Homes and the Fair Deal Scheme, broadcast on Newstalkโ€™s Between the Lines programme, last Saturday (18th […]

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Don’t be rushed into completing your Fair Deal Application Form

Completing the application form for the Nursing Home Support Scheme/Fair Deal can be a complicated process and errors and or omissions can have serious consequences for the applicants and their families. In my work at Fair Deal Advice we often have Clients engaging our services to help untangle and correct the consequences of incorrectly completed application forms. This has often resulted in over and under payment of the Applicant’s contribution towards the cost of care. […]

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Honesty is The Only Policy When Submitting A Fair Deal Application

In my work running Fairdealadvice.ie, I am regularly engaged by clients to help resolve issues with Fair Deal/Nursing Home Support Scheme applications that have been submitted incorrectly. These errors have resulted in excessive contributions been taken by the HSE from applicants or under payments by the recipient sometimes for protracted periods before the errors have been discovered. While we can recover over payments for our clients, we often are engaged by clients to help resolve […]

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The importance of having Powers of Attorney in place

If you have older parents, brothers and sisters relative and friends and if you are an older person yourself than I would strongly recommend that you or your relatives and friends have Powers of Attorney in place. This advice would be extended to anyone about to undergo major surgery or undergoing treatments for serious medical conditions. As one of Ireland’s leading Advisers on the Nursing Home Support Scheme- Fair Deal, I regularly come across situations […]

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