Thursday, 8 November 2012

Questions (59)

Seán Fleming

Question:

59. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Health his response to a recent report which states that every day over the next ten years, an additional seven older persons in the State will require long-term residential care or home help; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48941/12]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Report entitled Towards the Development of a Predictive Model of Long-Term Care Demand for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland was launched on 25 October last.

The report is a welcome contribution on how we as a society might meet the changing requirements of older people across all of Ireland in future years. The various issues raised in the report are broadly familiar to the Department of Health. The Report is at present being considered in detail by the Department in the context of developing policies and services for older people, as agreed under the Programme for National Recovery 2011-16.