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Fair Deal scheme – property valuation required.

If you are trying to help a relative avail of the nursing homes “Fair Deal” scheme you will require a valuation of their residence to submit with the application. I know from personal experience that this can present a bit of a challenge. Elderly people in particular have concerns that their home is being sold from under them as soon as they see a property valuer at the door. Our valuation service in Dublin North City and County is prompt, efficient, accurate, and most importantly will be completed with a minimum of intrusion.

To arrange a valuation call John at 8330517 or 0878233784, or email me at john@craddock.ie

Nursing Homes Support Scheme - A Fair Deal
The Nursing Homes Support Scheme, A Fair Deal, began on the 27th October 2009. The purpose of the Scheme is to provide financial support for people assessed as needing long-term nursing home care. The scheme is founded on the core principles that long-term care should be affordable and that a person should receive the same level of State support whether they choose a public, voluntary or private nursing home. Since the 27th October 2009, the Nursing Homes Support Scheme (Fair Deal scheme) is the single funded means of accessing long-term nursing home care for all new entrants.
The Fair Deal Scheme is administered by the HSE.

Click here for a link to the application form for the Fair Deal Scheme

If you are struggling to complete the form you can contact the HSE Nursing Home Support Offices who will be happy to assist you. You can contact them at
HSE Nursing Homes Support Office, Civic Office, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9. Tel: 01 8467148

General information is also available from the HSE at 1850 24 1850, from Monday to Saturday between 8am and 8pm. The HSE is advising anyone who is concerned or confused about the scheme to contact with their local health office and ask to speak to a nursing home support scheme officer or to contact the HSE information line.

Here are some links to sites with further information on the Fair Deal scheme.

Irish health article on the Fair Deal scheme here

Dan White article in the Herald on the Fair Deal scheme here

The Government’s Fair Deal scheme is contributing to delayed discharges, which are clogging up hospitals, Cork University Hospital geriatrician Prof Cillian Twomey claimed at the IMO AGM last week.
“There’s now a delay in the moving of people out of hospitals, because of the application of the nursing home support scheme legislation,” Prof Twomey said.

Article in the Irish Medical Journal here