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#Fair Deal

# fair-deal - Monday 10 August, 2020

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.

# fair-deal - Monday 19 November, 2018

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’.

# fair-deal - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

'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.

# fair-deal - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'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 - Thursday 14 September, 2017

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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 - Monday 14 August, 2017

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 - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'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”.

# fair-deal - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

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.

'There needs to be flexibility so this never happens again'

Junior Minister Jim Daly has spoken out about the Devereaux controversy.

# fair-deal - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

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 - Monday 26 June, 2017

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.

# fair-deal - Thursday 8 June, 2017

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.

# fair-deal - Sunday 4 June, 2017

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.

# fair-deal - Sunday 22 January, 2017

'A Fair Deal it may be, a cheap deal it sure isn't' - the trauma of putting a relative into care spoke to three people with recent experience of negotiating the HSE’s Fair Deal nursing home scheme.

# fair-deal - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

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.

# fair-deal - Thursday 2 April, 2015

'Unfair and unjust': Proposed hike in nursing home bills slammed

Prime Time this evening reported on a review of the fair deal scheme.

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.

# fair-deal - Thursday 12 February, 2015

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?”

# fair-deal - Saturday 1 November, 2014

Nudity, Facebook, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers

What percentage of people think the 1916 Rising was a mistake?

# fair-deal - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Nursing home waiting lists are 'spiralling out of control'

Over 2,100 people are on the HSE’s Fair Deal waiting list.

# fair-deal - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

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 - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Fair City is getting its first ever Credit Union

Now Carrigstown REALLY has it all.

# fair-deal - Friday 10 January, 2014

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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.

# fair-deal - Monday 12 August, 2013

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.

# fair-deal - Monday 23 April, 2012

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.

# fair-deal - Thursday 5 April, 2012

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 - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

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 - Thursday 9 June, 2011

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.

# fair-deal - Thursday 19 May, 2011

"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.