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 May, 2019), our founder and lead adviser Tom Murray, along with CEO of Nursing Homes Ireland Tadhg Daly, and Minister for State for Mental Health and Older Persons, Jim Daly speaks to host, 𝐀𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐚 𝐆𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐚𝐧.
In his part Tom explores the lengths and depths of The Fair Deal Advice Scheme in Ireland, and ideals of better utilization of the care provided by the State Government fund.
In the wake of a growing population of the Average Age; nursing home and step-down care happens to have a deep impact on modern Irish families. However, individuals are often disadvantaged with lack of proper intimation and personal guidance, when it comes to making the most crucial moves of their lives. Sometimes, the information available on the internet is not sufficient for particular cases and concerns. Therefore, it’s a great resource to have a personal guidance.
On these perspectives, Tom raises concerns about having a Power of Attorney in place, especially for those over the age of 65. Moreover, he also lends his valuable advice to listers, about the total system and ideals of the Fair Deal Scheme, the way it works, whom is the scheme ideal for, and guides you on the importance of timely applications and accuracy of credentials.
Speaking On The Importance Of Having A Power Of Attorney In Place
At some point of in the life of a person, they will need a durable Power of Attorney. The PoA gives families the power to make decisions on behalf of thier elders, in case they are physically or mentally unable to do so on their own. For seniors, coping with dementia and other medical ailments, this a common potential of life, that calls for an acute pre-planning. Hence, Tom encourages families and individuals to consider timely summoning of a PoA.
Missed The Show? No Worries! Listen To The Podcast Of The Episode
If you have missed the show on Saturday, the episode is turned into a podcast, that you can download for free, from the website of Newstalk. For more information :https://www.newstalk.com/podcasts/between-the-lines-with-andrea-gilligan/nursing-homes-step-care-ireland