Links & Information

We have compiled some useful links and information that is intended to help point you in the right direction while you are looking for information about nursing home care.

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Fair Deal Scheme

Fair Deal is the name given to the State’s Nursing Home Support Scheme which effectively finances long-term care for most older people. It costs the State just over €1 billion each year.

How does the scheme work?

People generally contribute 80 per cent of their income towards the cost of their care and 7.5 per cent of the value of any assets every year. Where assets include land and property, the contribution based on these can be deferred until after death under a nursing-home loan. The 7.5 per cent annual contribution from the asset value of the family home is charged only for three years.

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