Q&A’s on the Fair Deal Scheme

At Cairnhill Nursing Home, we understand the importance of having all the facts when considering residential care for you or your loved ones. The financial aspect of the decision often sparks many queries and concerns. There are a lot of supports in place, including the Nursing Home Support Scheme, also known as Fair Deal. This provides financial assistance for people who need a long-term care home. It’s an option available atCairnhill Nursing Home and one that we are often asked about. So to help you make the right decision, here is all you need to know about Fair Deal.

• The Nursing Homes Support Scheme provides financial assistance for people who need long-term nursing home care. An individual’s contribution is based on their means, and the State, through the Health Service Executive (HSE), pays the balance of the costs in public, private and voluntary nursing homes approved under the scheme.

• Anyone who is assessed as requiring long-term nursing home care can avail of the scheme.

• This is a two step process. Firstly, an application for a Care Needs Assessment is made, and then an application for State support. There is an optional third step for the Nursing Home Loan.

We hope to have answered any questions you might have about the Fair Deal Scheme. If you do have any further queries on the Scheme, please contact your local HSE Nursing Homes Support Office, call the HSE info line 1850 24 1850 or visit the website https://www2.hse.ie/services/fair-deal-scheme/about-the-fair-deal-scheme.html.