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Should I Take My Relative Out Of Nursing Home During Covid 19 Pandemic

As Ireland’s leading Advisors on the Fair Deal and long- term care we have had quite a few calls from concerned relatives of residents of Nursing Homes over the past 6-7 months asking if they take their relative out of the Nursing Home and home care them what will be the implications on their Fair Deal funding. Before we advise them on the impact of such a decision on Fair Deal funding, we ask them […]

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Choosing a Nursing Home in Dublin

Nursing Home care regardless of where you live is expensive and this is especially so in Dublin where Nursing Homes can cost under the Fair Deal from €1,080 to €1,395 per week or privately from €1,200 to €2,000 per week. The lower Fair Deal rates are available for those who are successful in their application for the Nursing Home Support Scheme in Dublin. The amount one has to contribute towards the Fair Deal rate that […]

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Nursing Homes and the Fair Deal during the COVID 19 crisis

Despite the country being in the grips of the COVID 19 pandemic crisis and associated lockdown and restrictions, peoples need for long term care have not stopped or gone away. In fact, confinement to home and inability of some Homecare and Home help staff to continue to provide care and support services to older persons has increased the need for long term care facilities and resulted in many people realising that continued living at home […]

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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families who have quite suddenly being left with no Home care as the persons performing this valuable service have withdrawn from providing it leaving many older and vulnerable people and families in […]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 applicant’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 applicant’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

𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘐𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘕𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘏𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘦? 𝘛𝘰𝘮 𝘔𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘢𝘺– 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘢𝘥𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 Fairdealadvice.ie 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘴 𝘉𝘦𝘵𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘈𝘯𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘢 𝘎𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘯, 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘊𝘌𝘖 𝘰𝘧 𝘕𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘏𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘐𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥, 𝘛𝘢𝘥𝘩𝘨 𝘋𝘢𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘔𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘖𝘭𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘗𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘴, 𝘑𝘪𝘮 𝘋𝘢𝘭𝘺. In an insightful discussion about Older Care, Nursing Homes and the Fair Deal Scheme, broadcast on Newstalk’s Between the Lines programme, last Saturday (18th […]

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