• The HSE Nursing Home Support Scheme, also known as the “Fair Deal”, provides financial support to senior citizens who need long-term nursing home care.
• Under this scheme, you make a contribution towards the cost of your care and the State pays the balance. The scheme covers approved private nursing homes, voluntary nursing homes and public nursing homes.
• Anyone ordinarily resident in the State and whom is assessed as requiring long-term nursing home care can apply. Further information and a list of approved nursing homes can be found at: http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/olderpeople/nhss/
Up to 95% grant in owner-occupied homes, for persons/senior citizens aged 66 or over, to cover the costs of up to €8,000 in necessary improvements – rewiring, roof repair, central heating (where none). The annual income of all household members must be under €30,000 for the full grant, dropping on a graduated basis to 30% for incomes €50,000 – €60,000, but no grant after that.
Up to 100% grant to cover the costs of up to €6,000 in works to address mobility problems.
Up to 95% grant to cover the costs of up to €30,000 in works to adapt a home to suit the needs of a person with an enduring disability.
Insulation Scheme for homeowners available to on Fuel Allowance, Jobseeker’s Allowance for over 6 months with children under 7, or on FIS, through Energy Action (01 454 5464) and Warmer Homes Scheme (1800 250 204).
Provides grants to homeowners for homes built before 2006: insulation of attic, cavity wall, internal/external wall, heating control with boiler upgrade. Grants will typically cover 20% – 30% of the full cost. Energy savings of up to 50% can be achieved (1850 927 000).