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“Long term care for the elderly of Ireland in 2010, The Nursing Home Subvention Scheme ' V’s The Nursing Home Support Scheme 2009 (“A Fair Deal”). Is it really “A Fair Deal”?”

Beegan, David (2010) “Long term care for the elderly of Ireland in 2010, The Nursing Home Subvention Scheme ' V’s The Nursing Home Support Scheme 2009 (“A Fair Deal”). Is it really “A Fair Deal”?”. Undergraduate thesis, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is the government provider of public health care in the Republic of Ireland. It is responsible for the provision of long term care in state own and run nursing homes (public) but also provides financial support to those who may wish to avail of services in private nursing homes. Amongst its responsibility is a requirement to assess in the main, elderly people who wish to avail of financial support towards the cost of long term care in nursing homes (public or private).

The name of the scheme that has been in place to financially assist those who wish to avail of care in private nursing homes, has been the Nursing Home Subvention scheme, which was in place from 1993 to 2009. However in October 2009, the Irish Government introduced a new scheme via the Nursing Homes Support Scheme Act 2009 (NHSS). Under this scheme, those who wish to avail of long term care in a private or a public facility, will be medically assessed and financially assessed, to establish if they are eligible for financial assistance, towards the cost of long term care in private nursing homes and also in public or voluntary facilities. The following dissertation will provide an understanding of these schemes and analyse the workings of both schemes using three example case’s. The impact of both schemes will be considered, from the financial viewpoint of the Health Service Executive and also that of the elderly person, entering long term care in Ireland 2010. A commentary will be provided to outline if in the view of the author the NHSS is in reality a Fair Deal compared to the Nursing Home Subvention scheme.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
R Medicine > Healthcare Industry
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > Public Health System
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Business Management
Depositing User: Clair McAuley
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2013 15:45
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2013 07:49
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/728

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