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Adobe PDF format Nursing Homes Support Scheme Bill 2008 as initiated and Explanatory Memorandum

The purpose of the Bill is to introduce a new scheme of State support for individuals who require long-term nursing home care. The Bill provides for a care needs assessment of individuals to ascertain whether they need to be provided with long-term residential care services. It also provides for a financial assessment of all such individuals to determine the contributions they may have to pay toward the cost of long-term residential care services provided to them. The Bill allows for the deferral of part of the contribution in specified circumstances.

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