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Fair Deal Scheme Guide for Wicklow

Fair Deal Scheme Guide for Wicklow based Applicants

Making Nursing Home care affordable

With its proximity to Dublin, Nursing Home fees in Wicklow are expensive for potential residents with fees ranging from €1,000 to €1,500 per week if paid for privately. Thankfully the Nursing Home Support Scheme/Fair Deal is designed to ensure that anyone living in Ireland who needs long term care can avail of it. This is particularly helpful to potential applicants in Wicklow where under the Fair Deal applicants pay a reduced rate due to the negotiation power of the HSE who subsidise up to 95% of all Nursing Home residents. Fair Deal rates range from €915 to €1,200 per week but applicants for the Fair Deal scheme rarely have to pay anything close to this amount as the HSE subsides the fees.

Applicants are expected to contribute towards their cost of care under the Fair Deal/Nursing Home Support Scheme with levels set at 80% of income for single persons and 40% for couples and an asset contribution of 7.5% for single persons and 3.75% for couples.

Nursing Home Support Scheme

In simple terms the more you have the more you pay, the less you have the less you pay, however remember under the Fair Deal you can only be charged a maximum which is the Fair Deal rate for the Nursing Home that the applicant plans to reside in.

Remember regardless of who you are and what you do the Fair Deal can benefit you.

The Fair Deal process can be difficult to understand and to complete and we would recommend that you get professional advice using the service we offer at www.fairdealadvice.ie

For potential Applicants who have property assets of high value but low income and cash reserves we can help applicants avail of the Nursing Home loan to fund their care fees and to avail of the reduced Fair Deal rates. We also provide alternative solutions to the Fair Deal.

Be warned don’t take advise from persons not qualified to give it as the implications of not completing your Fair Deal application correctly can have serious financial consequences for applicants and their estates. Advice needs to be specific to your individual circumstances and needs to be independent and objective which is what Fair Deal Advice offers. We do not attempt to sell you anything other than advice on the Fair Deal customised to your specific circumstances. We are not linked to any Financial Advisory firms selling pensions and investment advice which ensures we only give you objective independent advice that optimises your situation.

Fair Deal Advice is headed up by Tom Murray FCMA who is recognised as the leading independent Consultant on the Fair Deal/Nursing Home Support scheme and is a regular guest speaker on Radio and conferences on long term care as well as a contributor to Ireland leading newspaper titles.

Fair Deal Advice offers alternative funding solutions for persons needing long term care who have high incomes and high net worth and for whom the Fair Deal/Nursing Home Support Scheme maybe of no benefit.

Fair Deal Advice offers the following services to our Wicklow Customers.

Fair Deal Advice, delivers confidential, professional, objective and independent advisory services on the Fair Deal/ Nursing Home Support Scheme nationwide ensuring our Customers receive maximum benefits, under the Fair Deal Scheme in Wicklow. We take immense pride in completing 500+ cases across Ireland and looking forward to serving new ones through the following list of services:

  • • Help Wicklow applicants plan for the Fair Deal/Nursing Home Support Scheme.
  • • Inform the Fair Deal scheme applicants about the benefits it would bring as well as the way it would have an impact on their earnings and assets
  • • Assure a seamless application process through our professional guidance
  • • Complete the application on your behalf
  • • Provide face-to-face consultations on a one-to-one basis
  • • Assist Farmers and Business owners on the Fair Deal
  • • Communicate the importance of having a Power of Attorney
  • • Calculate your contribution towards the Cost of Care
  • • Advise on the Nursing Home Loan
  • • Advise on solutions of what to do with Applicant’s home
  • • Advise whether the Fair Deal should be applied for and offer alternative funding solutions.
  • • Advise on the hidden costs of Nursing Home care
  • • Advise and assist on Nursing Home selection

Contact us today and get the right professional advice for the Fair Deal and long-term care.

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Based on 28 reviews
Mary Collins-Smith
Mary Collins-Smith
We contacted Tom for advice on my mothers care when my sister and I traveled to Ireland to visit our mother who was waiting to be discharged to a Nursing Home from CUH. His advice was thorough and he was able to assess my mothers financial needs very quickly. His expertise, follow up, and professionalism were highly evident. Tom sees things through and he takes his professional role seriously. We will continue to refer to Tom on my mothers loan application process for her care. I am relieved to have found someone like Tom to help us navigate the nursing home process. A million thanks, Tom for all your help! I am happy to know you.
Mary O'Driscoll
Mary O'Driscoll
Tom is exceptional. His calm, reassuring expertise and ability cuts through the mind numbing complexity of the Fair Deal and supports when you are making difficult & heart-breaking decisions. Our Dad had died unexpectedly just days after our mother had transferred in an emergency situation into full-time care. Thus, the original Fair Deal application was null & void. We were dealing with grief, anxiety over our mother’s care and dread over how her care would be funded. After one discussion with Tom, a weight lifted off our shoulders and we had a clear approach to manage our revised Fair Deal application. If I had known of Tom’s existence, I would have persuaded my Dad to have spoken to him years ago. He would have put my Dad and all of us on the best financial pathway to not only provide the best care for my mother but would have removed the dread and fear that my Dad felt, believing he was going to lose everything trying to fund my mother’s care. My advice would be to contact Tom years in advance of needing care funding; ask him to do a Fair Deal financial assessment and create a financial plan. You will sleep better at night!
Jim Dore
Jim Dore
I was directed to Tom by my attorney in July, regarding my mothers accelerated need for full time care. Living overseas and not knowing what I didn't know, Tom was a phenomenal resource to help me understand the ins & outs of the long term care options. It is by far the best investment one can make before proceeding down this path, absolutely invaluable advice & insight. Not cheap but you certainly get what you pay for - from the moment I reviewed everything with Tom, I had a huge sense of relief about the process.
Bastable-Warren Irish-Dancers
Bastable-Warren Irish-Dancers
I have had the privilege of using the service on 2 separate occasions and I can honestly say that it was the most professional service I received in the area of providing advice around that fair deal System run by the HSE. The cost of the service was more than out weighed by the savings accrued as a result of Toms expertise and advice throughout (several thousand euro in savings) We were so lucky to have an expert such as Tom who provided information, expertise and most of all personal advice during the entire process and cannot thank him enough for his support and assistance.
Brian Mac manus
Brian Mac manus
Tom Murray Fair Deal was a huge help to us. He guided us the whole way through. His advice is impeccable. He responds to phone calls and e mails immediately and produces documents almost in real time. I could not emphasise too strongly the help Tom provided. Worth every penny. Thanks Tom.
Bernie Walsh
Bernie Walsh
I contacted Tom for advice regarding the Fair Deal Scheme as my mother required full time care in a nursing home. Tom's expertise and advice was invaluable. He made the whole daunting process very easy. He had a list of required documents (some that I didn’t know I would need). He took the pain and worry out of the whole process and put my mind at rest. I cannot recommend Tom and this service highly enough. I consider this to be money well spent. Thanks Tom.
Tracey Moloney
Tracey Moloney
Once you make the first call to Tom regarding the Fair Deal Scheme , he makes it all very easy to understand and navigates you easily through the process. The thought of Fair Deal can be daunting for any family but with Tom's assistance and knowledge of the scheme it was an easy process.
Kieran Boyle
Kieran Boyle
Excellent advice, very professional
Liz Lyons
Liz Lyons
We contacted Tom with regard to my parents needing Nursing Home care and the Fair Deal process. Tom's advice was absolutely invaluable to us and without his help we wouldn't have been able to get through this daunting and difficult process. We can't thank him enough for his advice and support and would have no hesitation in recommending him.