Ireland: state pays maximum of £124 a week to the cost of a nursing home bedBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7353.1543/a (Published 29 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1543
- Muiris Houston
In the Republic of Ireland, the proportion of people aged 65 or over is set to increase from the current level of 11% to 24% by 2050. This growth will be particularly rapid after 2025, a direct result of the high birth rate in the 1960s and '70s.
Long term care for elderly people who are incapacitated is provided in several different ways.
If a 74 year old woman had a stroke, for example, and required nursing home care, several options are available. She could be placed in the long stay …