The Nursing Homes Support Scheme Act 2009 was signed into law on the 1st July 2009.
The Scheme is designed to remove real financial hardship from many individuals and their families who, under the current system of Nursing Home Subvention, have to sell or re-mortgage homes to pay for the cost of nursing home care.
The Support Scheme will replace the existing Nursing Home Subvention Scheme. However, it is important to note that individuals already in receipt of subvention may opt to transfer to the new scheme or may retain their existing arrangements if they so wish.
For more detailed information, please visit the Department of Health and Children.
On the Department of Health and Children website, you will find all the information you need about funding such as: