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#Fair Deal

From TheJournal.ie Delayed discharges are leading to infections, falls and overcrowding Bed Blockers

Delayed discharges are leading to infections, falls and overcrowding

Families failing to engage with the Fair Deal Scheme is one of the reasons behind so-called ‘bed blockers’.

From TheJournal.ie 'A removal of stress and worry' - Fair Deal scheme to be extended to farms and family businesses Assets

'A removal of stress and worry' - Fair Deal scheme to be extended to farms and family businesses

The decision taken today will extend this three-year cap to farms and businesses.

From TheJournal.ie 'Somebody needs to shout stop': HSE nursing homes cost a lot more to run than private ones Running Costs

'Somebody needs to shout stop': HSE nursing homes cost a lot more to run than private ones

New figures show a significant discrepancy in the weekly costs of providing long-term residential care for elderly people.

From TheJournal.ie Growing old in Ireland: 'If you want support, you're going to have to pay for it' Fair Deal This post contains videos

Growing old in Ireland: 'If you want support, you're going to have to pay for it'

Whether its Fair Deal contributions, nursing home fees or general funding in the care system, money gets in the way of older people deciding where they spend their final years.

From TheJournal.ie New plans would see people in nursing homes given incentives to rent out their home Fair Deal

New plans would see people in nursing homes given incentives to rent out their home

Campaign groups have warned the government that “vacant housing stock alone” will not solve the housing crisis.

From TheJournal.ie 'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes Fair Deal

'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes

Age Action has said some nursing homes are charging “extortionate costs”.

From TheJournal.ie We need compassion as a priority in how we care for people like Michael and Kathleen Opinion

We need compassion as a priority in how we care for people like Michael and Kathleen

Throughout the country, decisions are being made for reasons that trump people’s relationships and families.

From TheJournal.ie 'There needs to be flexibility so this never happens again' Elderly Care

'There needs to be flexibility so this never happens again'

Junior Minister Jim Daly has spoken out about the Devereaux controversy.

From TheJournal.ie HSE confirms elderly couple will be reunited after Liveline intervention Quick Resolution

HSE confirms elderly couple will be reunited after Liveline intervention

The couple was separated after 63 years of marriage when only one of them was granted a place in a nursing home.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly couple married for 63 years separated as one is rejected for nursing home care Fair Deal

Elderly couple married for 63 years separated as one is rejected for nursing home care

Michael Devereaux (90) broke down in tears as he explained the ‘nightmare’ situation.

From TheJournal.ie Brendan Courtney's dad passes away months after documentary on care for the elderly We Need To Talk About Dad

Brendan Courtney's dad passes away months after documentary on care for the elderly

A documentary aired at the start of this year looked at the complexities of organising home care for the elderly.

From TheJournal.ie Order of nuns sells south Dublin nursing home to private operator Queen Of Peace

Order of nuns sells south Dublin nursing home to private operator

Orwell Healthcare, one of Dublin’s largest facilities, has taken over Queen of Peace.

From TheJournal.ie 'A Fair Deal it may be, a cheap deal it sure isn't' - the trauma of putting a relative into care A Country For Old Men?

'A Fair Deal it may be, a cheap deal it sure isn't' - the trauma of putting a relative into care

TheJournal.ie spoke to three people with recent experience of negotiating the HSE’s Fair Deal nursing home scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Homecare for the elderly a 'priority' in wake of Brendan Courtney documentary Fair Deal

Homecare for the elderly a 'priority' in wake of Brendan Courtney documentary

The Department of Health has made the commitment in the wake of the broadcast of an RTÉ documentary on the subject.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unfair and unjust': Proposed hike in nursing home bills slammed No Fair Deal

'Unfair and unjust': Proposed hike in nursing home bills slammed

Prime Time this evening reported on a review of the fair deal scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Leo wants no more than 90 people on trolleys for more than nine hours by the end of 2015 Overcrowding

Leo wants no more than 90 people on trolleys for more than nine hours by the end of 2015

Hospital waiting lists and overcrowding are among the biggest problems facing the health service.

From TheJournal.ie Minister: Trust me, I'm aware of cases like Lucy Medical Cards

Minister: Trust me, I'm aware of cases like Lucy

“It’s not that the system isn’t sympathetic, it is – who wouldn’t be?”

From TheJournal.ie Nudity, Facebook, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Nudity, Facebook, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers

What percentage of people think the 1916 Rising was a mistake?

From TheJournal.ie Nursing home waiting lists are 'spiralling out of control' Fair Deal

Nursing home waiting lists are 'spiralling out of control'

Over 2,100 people are on the HSE’s Fair Deal waiting list.

From TheJournal.ie Long waiting times for nursing home funding causing 'distress and hardship' Fair Deal

Long waiting times for nursing home funding causing 'distress and hardship'

A new survey reveals that patients are waiting more than 10 weeks for funding approval.

From TheJournal.ie Fair City is getting its first ever Credit Union Fair Deal

Fair City is getting its first ever Credit Union

Now Carrigstown REALLY has it all.

From The42 Sébastian Chabal goes from caveman to fairy in crazy advert Hairy Moment This post contains videos

Sébastian Chabal goes from caveman to fairy in crazy advert

The French back-row is earning some corn during his three-week ban for knocking out an opposing player.

From TheJournal.ie Residents of nursing home to have HSE 'Fair Deal' funding removed Westmeath

Residents of nursing home to have HSE 'Fair Deal' funding removed

Families of residents at the St Clair’s home in Mullingar will have to find alternative care, or cover the costs directly.

From TheJournal.ie Review on way to ensure nursing home scheme offers security to older people Older People

Review on way to ensure nursing home scheme offers security to older people

The Government is also examining accommodation options as an alternative to nursing homes.

From TheJournal.ie Nine hospitals carrying debts of €500k because of funding delay Health

Nine hospitals carrying debts of €500k because of funding delay

Medical Independent reveals that funding for scheme to purchase private nursing home beds has been delayed.

From TheJournal.ie New product placement rules sees Fair City gets a SPAR Fair Deal

New product placement rules sees Fair City gets a SPAR

Christie Phelan’s corner shop to turn into a SPAR in sponsored deal with RTÉ1 soap.

From TheJournal.ie Fair Deal nursing home scheme to resume on Monday Fair Deal

Fair Deal nursing home scheme to resume on Monday

The health minister says that an increase in the length of nursing home stays needs to be investigated further. The scheme was suspended last month due to a €100m shortfall in funds.

From TheJournal.ie "Nightmare situation" as Fair Deal applications suspended No Fair Deal

"Nightmare situation" as Fair Deal applications suspended

The Fair Deal nursing home scheme has already run out of funding for this year and can’t accommodate any new people who need financial assistant to cover the costs of that care.