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Let Us All Help Our Friends, Relatives And Neighbours Get Back To Normality

As Covid Restrictions ease and we return to a new type of normality I would ask everyone to make a special effort in looking out for older relatives, neighbours, and friends. We have had a high level of calls over the past weeks and months from persons as young as 68 enquiring about long term care facilities. When we discuss their care needs most if not all have nothing physically wrong with them, are living […]

The Fair Deal Scheme Ireland Positive Change’s for Farming & Business Families

The long wait is finally over for farming and business families seeking the Fair Deal Scheme in Ireland now that the Nursing Homes Support Scheme (Amendment) Bill 2021 is finally passed by Mary Butler TD, The Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People. Here’s all you need to know. What Is the Nursing Homes Support Scheme (Amendment) Bill 2021 And What Does It Mean for Farming and Business Families’? The effect of this bill will now allow […]

Welcome changes to the Fair Deal finally passed by Dail & Seanad

At long last the changes to the Fair Deal Scheme that will cap qualifying Farming and Business applicant’s contribution on their land and business values to 3 years were finally passed by the Dail and Seanad and signed into Law by President Michael D Higgins last week. These long-awaited amendment to the Nursing Home Support Scheme Act were delayed for several years by Brexit, Covid and the change in Government. The changes will bring financial […]

Are you or your Relative overpaying for your Nursing Home care?

Due to lack of advice when entering the Fair Deal/Nursing Home Support Scheme I estimate that over 90% of all applicants end up overpaying for their long- term care under the Fair Deal Scheme. These overpayments usually occur in three areas: • Not completing the application form correctly and not claiming for deductions that the applicant is entitled to and assuming the HSE assessment is correct. • Having submitted the application and gaining approval and […]

Fair Deal Ireland Nursing Homes Support Scheme Guide – When Do You Need A Care Representative and How to Appoint One

I know I keep saying this too often that as you age, you should consider taking out an Enduring Power of Attorney. This is vital for you as your nominated Attorneys will be able to make financial decisions on your behalf and access your funds and assets if you are ever in a situation wherein you are physically or mentally incapable of doing it on your own. One such decision and benefit of an EPA […]