HSE overpricing threatening sustainability of entire Fair Deal Scheme- Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that he has written to the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee to investigate why the HSE is charging multiples of the cost of Private Nursing Home care to elderly patients in public and HSE run Nursing Home facilities. Deputy McGrath was speaking after claims have emerged that the HSE is […]

Important To Maintain Momentum On Fair Deal Changes For Farm Families – IFA

IFA Farm Family & Social Affairs Caroline Farrell has acknowledged the decision by Cabinet to reduce the burden on farm families with the introduction of a three-year cap on farm business assets under the Fair Deal scheme. She said it was important to move this forward in a speedy manner.   Caroline Farrell also said […]

Commitments On Fair Deal Welcome, but Urgent Clarity Still Required – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that while he welcomes the government’s decision to introduce greater flexibility and fairness to the Nursing Home Support Scheme (Fair Deal Scheme), urgent clarification on important aspects of the changes remain. Deputy McGrath was speaking after Minister of State for Older People, Jim Daly, announced that he had brought […]

Cost Saving Changes To Fair Deal Scheme Must Have All Party Support – Rural Independent Group

Members of the Oireachtas Rural Independent Group have welcomed the announcement of significant cost saving measures to be introduced as part of a revised Nursing Home Support Scheme (Fair Deal Scheme). Speaking on its behalf, Independent TD Mattie McGrath said that the measures are a reflection of the unanimous support that the Rural Independent Group […]

Minister Daly Gives IFA Commitment On the ‘Fair Deal’ Nursing Home Scheme

An IFA delegation, led by President, Joe Healy and Farm Family & Social Affairs Chairperson, Maura Canning met with Jim Daly, Minister for Older People as part of the IFA’s ongoing campaign to secure changes to the Fair Deal scheme to protect the future viability of the family farm.   Speaking after the meeting, IFA […]

ALONE – The Provision Of Quality Home Care Packages For Older People Is A Necessity

 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is calling on the government to make homecare a legal right, ensuring that all older people are supported to age in the community.   Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, commented, “The principle of ageing at home, and having the right and ability to do […]

€2600 difference between North and South Tipp Fair Deal costs – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and the HSE to clarify why it costs South Tipperary participants in the Fair Deal Scheme an average €2600 extra per year to access the Scheme when compared to participants in North Tipperary. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he obtained the information […]

ALONE Express Disappointment Over Fair Deal Scheme

ALONE, the charity that provides services for older people in need, has today expressed disappointment at the scope of the Government’s Fair Deal Scheme review.   CEO of ALONE, Sean Moynihan said, “While we welcome the review and the fact that it introduced no increases for older people, we are disappointed that after three years […]