Voluntary Nursing Homes Donegal

Donegal Voluntary Nursing Homes in Ireland

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Applications for Registration

Q. How long do we have to complete and return the Application to Register form?

The applicant must complete and return the Application to Register form within four weeks of receipt. Providers have to apply to register their centre six months prior to the expiration of their current registration once they have gone through the first registration process with the SSI.

Information on fees

Q. What is the fee structure?

The Minister for Health and Children has decided that the regulation of residential services for older people is largely self-financing. Fees payable in respect of designated centres are as follows:

Application Fees

To register or renew your centre’s registration if you want to apply to vary a condition of your registration (the amount depends on the variation applied for and the complexity of the method of assessment required in respect of the variation).

Annual Fees.

There is an annual fee in respect of each centre. These are set by the Department of Health and Children and the fee structure is set-out in the Health Act 2007
(Registration of Designated Centres for Older People) Regulations 2009 and the Health Act 2007 (Registration of Designated Centres for Older People) (Amendments) Regulations 2010.

For further information on Irish Nursing Homes in Ireland feel free to check out the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) website.

The address is http://www.hiqa.ie

Below are some links relevant to the nursing home and the healthcare sectors.

What is the Nursing Homes Support Scheme?

The Nursing Homes Support Scheme provides financial support towards the cost of long-term nursing home care. Under the scheme, people who need nursing home care have their income and assets assessed, and then make a contribution towards the cost of their care based on their assessment.

The HSE will pay the rest, if any, of the costs of their care in designated public and approved private nursing homes covered under the scheme. People can choose care in any of the nursing homes included in the scheme provided that the nursing home can cater for the person's particular needs and that it has a place available for the person.


As the budget for this scheme is fixed each year, at times a waiting list for financial support may be in place