Welcome to Nursing Homes Ireland

Nursing Homes Ireland is the national representative body for the private and voluntary nursing home sector. There are over 460 such nursing homes in Ireland providing care to over 25,000 people. Our mission is to actively support and represent our members, enabling them to provide sustainable, high quality care to their residents.

Irish Nursing Home Sector:

  • Under the Fair Deal Scheme, HSE nursing homes are paid 60% more (on average) than private and voluntary nursing homes.
  • The funding model for the Fair Deal Scheme hasn’t changed since it was introduced 10 years ago. A pricing review was due in 2017 but remains outstanding.
  • The role of healthcare assistant remains on the Ineligible List of Occupations for Employment Permits.
  • NHI Public Affairs Campaign 2019 – Supporting care needs of nursing homes residents.

Our Values:

  • Empower: We empower members with up-to-date information and guidance.
  • Influence: We influence policy decisions, using up-to-date evidence and advocacy.
  • Lead: We provide leadership for the sector.
  • Promote: We promote a positive image of the sector and the important role it plays.
  • Partner: We partner with all our key stakeholders to support the delivery of care.

Latest News

Hugely important research highlights mental health impact of Covid19 on nursing home staff

16th November 2021: Nursing Homes Ireland comment on Nursing home staff mental health during the…

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4 hours ago
We’re delighted to be partnering with @LhpSkillnet & Kat-Creations to deliver a special webinar that will support the creative talents of nursing home residents in the run up to Christmas. Join us on December 7th to make a Christmas bell. Register here: https://t.co/QVu9MwZnZ8 https://t.co/QP30tklczh NursingHomesIre photo
1 week ago
Our next webinar, supported by LHPSkillnet takes place December 1st. We’re delighted to be joined by @jokeeffe16 who will speak about dementia care in nursing homes. Register here: https://t.co/8AfvUaZAPV https://t.co/6ln1H6eaDJ NursingHomesIre photo
2 weeks ago
We have 2 poster presentations at today’s #IGSASM2021 … looking forward to a day of learning & sharing information. https://t.co/KuuAVnfcav NursingHomesIre photo
2 weeks ago
High levels of PTSD among nursing home staff during Covid, study finds https://t.co/25ByasSSdW via @IrishTimes


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