Voluntary Nursing Homes Kilkenny

Kilkenny Voluntary Nursing Homes in Ireland

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The Inspection Process

Q: What does the registration inspection involve?

The inspector meets with the applicant and carries out a fit-person interview with you and the person in charge. The interview is designed to assess your fitness, some aspects of which already have been assessed by documentation you have provided as part of your application.

The interview assesses your understanding of, and capacity to comply with the requirements of the Health Act 2007 (Registration of Designated Centres for Older People) Regulations 2009, the Health Act 2007 (Registration of Designated Centres for Older People) (Amendment) Regulations 2010, the Health Act 2007 (Care and Welfare of Residents in Designated Centres for Older People) Regulations 2009, the Health Act 2007 (Care and Welfare of Residents in Designated Centres for Older People) (Amendments) Regulations 2010 and the National Quality Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland.

A full inspection of the premises is also undertaken including reviewing documentation, observing practices and speaking with staff and residents.
The SSI may also ask the applicant for certain documentation to be provided for review in advance of this inspection.

Q. How do you assess my service?

Inspectors gather evidence in a number of ways. They read documents, observe activities and listen to the people in the centre. Inspectors spend a considerable amount of time speaking to residents, if they wish to speak to inspectors, during an inspection, which informs them of what it is like to be a resident in that centre.

They also spend time around the service in order to get a good understanding of what that service is like as a whole.

Q. Are inspection reports published?

Yes, inspection reports are published on the Authority’s website.

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