Fair Deal Explained


San Remo and Ferndene are both approved nursing homes within the Nursing Home Support Scheme where by you make a contribution towards the cost of your care and the State pays the balance.

Where to apply for the Scheme

Applications are made to your local Nursing Home Support Office on the standard application form. For contact details on your local office please click on the following link: http://www.hse.ie/nhss/#offices

Step 1: Care Needs Assessment

The Care Needs Assessment identifies whether or not you need long-term nursing home care. This assessment is typically undertaken by the relevant healthcare professional e.g. public health nurse and you may hear this assessment being referred to as CSARS.

Step 2: Application for State Support

This will be used to complete the Financial Assessment which determines your contribution to your care and your corresponding level of financial assistance (“State Support”). Steps 1 and 2 must be completed by all applicants

Step 3: Option to avail of Ancillary State Support

Following completion of the Financial Assessment, if you wish to apply for the Nursing Home Loan, the person with appropriate authorisation should complete a further application for Ancillary State Support.

For further information on the Fair Deal Scheme please click on the following link: http://www.hse.ie/nhss/