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# Nursing Homes

This year
Ireland's nursing home sector 'under threat of failure' amid post-pandemic challenges - report
Fourteen private operators control 40% of nursing home beds, the study found.
One in five small, private nursing homes have closed for good, since the pandemic.
Private patients receive 55% less subsidy funding compared to patients in the public sector.
Models of care are being wiped out and the sector is under threat, according to one sector representative.
Last year
Government needs to reach out to the poor and disadvantaged, says exiting Fine Gael TD
‘Trend’ of nursing home closures mostly impacting rural areas, as 50 close over four-year period
Minister: 'Around half of under 65s with disabilities in nursing homes are in the best place'
Minister still has concerns about 'unintended consequences' of Fair Deal rental income change
Mobile x-ray service for older people to be expanded next year in effort to reduce ED visits
Families call for additional funding in private Cork nursing homes, as relatives face eviction
Seven vacant nursing homes mooted for 600 refugee beds but block on converting continues
'Where will mum go?' Families panic following Cork nursing home's Fair Deal exit
Cork nursing home with 73 residents pulls out of Fair Deal scheme
Changes allowing nursing home residents to keep rent could see older people 'forced to move out'
Nursing home staff question ethics of relying on large nutrition firms to assess residents
Nursing home charges: Legal strategy was 'never challenged' by politicians, says top civil servant
Families of nursing home residents being charged for 'incontinence wear, bandages and therapy'
Opinion: Attorney General's nursing home fees report largely side-steps the actual criticisms
Máiréad Enright
Legal strategy pursued by Govt on nursing home fees was 'sound' and 'appropriate', says AG
Attorney General due to deliver report to Cabinet on State’s strategy on nursing home charges
Simon Harris suggests he received note on nursing home strategy but claims cases were 'historical'
Public Accounts Committee to probe whether Government hid information about nursing home charges
Varadkar defends controversial 'legal strategy' for limiting nursing home payouts
Nursing home charges: What is the controversy about and how has the Government responded?
Calls for Government to publish records on 'secret strategy' for illegal nursing home charges
Surge in viruses seen in the Mid-West as some people contract more than one virus
All time
Nursing home residents availing of Fair Deal can now keep more rental income
Nursing Homes Ireland chief hits out at ‘incredulous’ delay in paying pandemic bonus
Nursing home apologises after elderly woman with dementia found 3km away with facial injuries
Vaccination had 'significant impact' at decreasing Covid-19 cases in nursing homes
New infection control rules for nursing homes to allow unrestricted access for support person
'Old age matters': TD calls for public inquiry into nursing home deaths during Covid
New guidelines for care facilities to give unrestricted access to nominated support person
Nursing home complaints: 'Window visits not being permitted' and other Covid concerns
Almost half of nursing home staff had symptoms of PTSD during the pandemic - study
30 cases taken against the State over Covid-19 deaths in care settings
'Crisis' in nursing home sector as government slow to act on reforms, says Nursing Home Ireland
Challenge brought over State's refusal to hold inquiry into Covid-19 deaths in nursing homes
Nursing homes: No time limits and routine visits won't need to be scheduled from 19 July
'Just ignore the bell': Whistleblowers raise concerns about patient care in nursing homes
Hiqa report reveals some main factors behind Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes
Many under 65s in nursing homes have 'wasted lives' with limited options, report finds
Nursing home visits to increase to four per week from 4 May