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Ireland: state pays maximum of £124 a week to the cost of a nursing home bed

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 29 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1543
  1. Muiris Houston
  1. Dublin

    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 …

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