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# Fair Deal

Last year
2022
# Nursing Homes
Nursing home residents availing of Fair Deal can now keep more rental income
The Government hopes that the change will result in 8,000 homes entering the rental market.
# housing committee
'At best unfruitful and at worst a waste': Charities hit out at changes to Fair Deal scheme
The Government changed the Fair Deal Scheme hoping to bring 8,000 properties onto the rental market.
The Government introduced changes to the Fair Deal Scheme hoping to bring 8,000 properties onto the rental market.
Alone is set to tell TDs this afternoon that the private rental market does not serve older people at present.
Issues around 'rightsizing' will also be raised, with older people unable to access finance to move into smaller houses.
Cabinet approves Fair Deal rule change in order to bring thousands of vacant houses back into use
# Housing
Cabinet approves Fair Deal rule change in order to bring thousands of vacant houses back into use
Nursing home residents will be able to keep 60% of rental income under changes to the scheme.
All time
# Report
Nursing home accommodation costs 62% more in public residences than in private alternatives
A new report has looked at the operation of the Nursing Homes Support Scheme.
# bed blockers
Delayed discharges are leading to infections, falls and overcrowding
Families failing to engage with the Fair Deal Scheme is one of the reasons behind so-called ‘bed blockers’.
# Assets
'A removal of stress and worry' - Fair Deal scheme to be extended to farms and family businesses
The decision taken today will extend this three-year cap to farms and businesses.
# running costs
'Somebody needs to shout stop': HSE nursing homes cost a lot more to run than private ones
New figures show a significant discrepancy in the weekly costs of providing long-term residential care for elderly people.
# Fair Deal
Growing old in Ireland: 'If you want support, you're going to have to pay for it'
Whether its Fair Deal contributions, nursing home fees or general funding in the care system, money gets in the way of older people deciding where they spend their final years.
# Fair Deal
New plans would see people in nursing homes given incentives to rent out their home
Campaign groups have warned the government that “vacant housing stock alone” will not solve the housing crisis.
# Fair Deal
'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes
Age Action has said some nursing homes are charging “extortionate costs”.
Voices
We need compassion as a priority in how we care for people like Michael and Kathleen
Throughout the country, decisions are being made for reasons that trump people’s relationships and families.
# Elderly care
'There needs to be flexibility so this never happens again'
Junior Minister Jim Daly has spoken out about the Devereaux controversy.
# quick resolution
HSE confirms elderly couple will be reunited after Liveline intervention
The couple was separated after 63 years of marriage when only one of them was granted a place in a nursing home.
# Fair Deal
Elderly couple married for 63 years separated as one is rejected for nursing home care
Michael Devereaux (90) broke down in tears as he explained the ‘nightmare’ situation.
# We Need To Talk About Dad
Brendan Courtney's dad passes away months after documentary on care for the elderly
A documentary aired at the start of this year looked at the complexities of organising home care for the elderly.
# queen of peace
Order of nuns sells south Dublin nursing home to private operator
Orwell Healthcare, one of Dublin’s largest facilities, has taken over Queen of Peace.
# a country for old men?
'A Fair Deal it may be, a cheap deal it sure isn't' - the trauma of putting a relative into care
TheJournal.ie spoke to three people with recent experience of negotiating the HSE’s Fair Deal nursing home scheme.
# Fair Deal
Homecare for the elderly a 'priority' in wake of Brendan Courtney documentary
The Department of Health has made the commitment in the wake of the broadcast of an RTÉ documentary on the subject.
# no fair deal
'Unfair and unjust': Proposed hike in nursing home bills slammed
Prime Time this evening reported on a review of the fair deal scheme.
# Overcrowding
Leo wants no more than 90 people on trolleys for more than nine hours by the end of 2015
Hospital waiting lists and overcrowding are among the biggest problems facing the health service.
# Medical Cards
Minister: Trust me, I'm aware of cases like Lucy
“It’s not that the system isn’t sympathetic, it is – who wouldn’t be?”
# Prime Numbers
Nudity, Facebook, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers
What percentage of people think the 1916 Rising was a mistake?
# Fair Deal
Nursing home waiting lists are 'spiralling out of control'
Over 2,100 people are on the HSE’s Fair Deal waiting list.
# Fair Deal
Long waiting times for nursing home funding causing 'distress and hardship'
A new survey reveals that patients are waiting more than 10 weeks for funding approval.
# Fair Deal
Fair City is getting its first ever Credit Union
Now Carrigstown REALLY has it all.
# hairy moment
Sébastian Chabal goes from caveman to fairy in crazy advert
The French back-row is earning some corn during his three-week ban for knocking out an opposing player.
# Westmeath
Residents of nursing home to have HSE 'Fair Deal' funding removed
Families of residents at the St Clair’s home in Mullingar will have to find alternative care, or cover the costs directly.
# Older People
Review on way to ensure nursing home scheme offers security to older people
The Government is also examining accommodation options as an alternative to nursing homes.
# Health
Nine hospitals carrying debts of €500k because of funding delay
Medical Independent reveals that funding for scheme to purchase private nursing home beds has been delayed.
# Fair Deal
New product placement rules sees Fair City gets a SPAR
Christie Phelan’s corner shop to turn into a SPAR in sponsored deal with RTÉ1 soap.
# Fair Deal
Fair Deal nursing home scheme to resume on Monday
The health minister says that an increase in the length of nursing home stays needs to be investigated further. The scheme was suspended last month due to a €100m shortfall in funds.
# no fair deal
"Nightmare situation" as Fair Deal applications suspended
The Fair Deal nursing home scheme has already run out of funding for this year and can’t accommodate any new people who need financial assistant to cover the costs of that care.