The Discrimination

The Discrimination

Specialist care: Private and voluntary nursing homes are the majority providers of specialist dementia care¹

Yet fees payable under the Fair Deal scheme on behalf of residents in private and voluntary nursing homes are a national average 66% below those payable to HSE counterparts²

Within every county, the fees payable for HSE residents are multiples those payable for private and voluntary³

HIQA, the independent regulator, has informed for two consecutive years private and voluntary nursing homes have closed their doors because they cannot sustain the financial pressures4

The fees payable for private and voluntary must encompass a myriad of costs which are not applicable for HSE nursing homes. These can include costs incurred for capital expenditure, education and training, insurance, commercial rates, local authority charges.


 

1 Dementia Services Information and Development Centre, An Irish National Survey of Dementia in Long Term Residential Care, 2015

2 Nursing Homes Support Scheme – Cost of Care in HSE & Private & Voluntary Nursing Homes, January 2019, HSE.ie

3 Nursing Homes Support Scheme – Cost of Care in HSE & Private & Voluntary Nursing Homes, January 2019, HSE.ie

4 Health Information & Quality Authority (HIQA) social care overview reports 2018 & 2017