Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (641)

Mark Ward

Question:

641. Deputy Mark Ward asked the Minister for Health the estimated full-year cost of providing an additional 250 intensive home care packages for persons with dementia; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2805/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As the Deputy will appreciate, the cost of providing Intensive Home Care Packages for people with dementia can vary from one client to another depending on his or her individual needs assessment.

On the basis of an estimated average cost of €1,000 per package per week, it would cost in the region of €13m in a full year to provide an additional 250 Intensive Home Care Packages.

Funding of €1,000 per week would provide approximately 40 hours of home support at an average cost of €26.60 per hour.