Nursing Homes Support Scheme - A Fair Deal

The Nursing Homes Support Scheme, A Fair Deal, will begin on the 27th October 2009. From that date onwards, people will be able to apply to the HSE for the new scheme and it will be the single funded means of accessing long-term nursing home care for new entrants.

In order to prepare for the scheme, from the 5th October onwards, people are able to:

The Nursing Homes Support Scheme will equalise State support for public and private long-term care recipients. It will ensure that there is one, transparent system of support towards the cost of care that will be fair to all, irrespective of whether they are in public, private or voluntary nursing homes. It also aims to render long-term care affordable and anxiety-free, and ensure that no-one has to sell their home during their lifetime to pay for their care.

Finally, the Fair Deal will replace the existing Nursing Home Subvention Scheme. However, it is important to note that individuals already in receipt of subvention may retain their existing arrangements or may opt to transfer to the new scheme if they so wish.

For more detailed information, please follow the links below.

Quick Guide on the Nursing Homes Support Scheme [pdf]

Information Booklet on the Nursing Homes Support Scheme [pdf]

FAQ's on the Nursing Homes Support Scheme [pdf]


Care Representatives

Assessment of Capacity - Quick Guide [pdf]

Assessment of Capacity - Full Guidance Document [pdf]


Legislation

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Act 2009

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Act 2009 (Commencement) (Care Representatives And Regulations) Order 2009 [pdf]

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Act 2009 (Commencement) (Certain Provisions) Order 2009 [pdf]

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Act 2009 (Commencement) (Care Representatives And Regulations) Order 2009 [pdf]

Regulatory Impact Analysis [pdf]