You are welcome to pay your fees privately if you do not require financial assistance. You may wish to fund your care through income, pension or sale of an asset. Paying your fees on a private basis will be agreed with you prior to your admission and the information will be included in your Contract of Care.
If at any time while you are paying privately, you wish to apply for financial assistance then please discuss this with the Director of Nursing at your earliest convenience. All residents are welcome to apply to the Fair Deal (Nursing Home Support Scheme).
Taxation Relief & Allowances
If you are paying your own residential care fees privately, or are paying for another person’s care, you may be entitled to claim tax allowances or rebate.
You may claim relief for nursing home fees expenditure under the general scheme for tax relief on medical expenses at your highest rate of tax (either 20% or 41%).
A long stay resident who pays tax under PAYE can apply to have the expenses allowed in their tax credit certificate.
We advise you to contact the Revenue Commissioners to check your entitlements prior to, or upon commencement of paying your fees, as the tax allowances can be applied to the current tax year.
For more information about your entitlements and how to apply, go to www.revenue.ie
The Carer’s Grant is an annual payment made to carers by the Department of Social Protection. Carers may use this grant to avail of respite care for the person to whom they are providing care in a Silver Stream Home.
In June of each year (usually on the first Thursday of the month), the Department of Social Protection pays the grant automatically to carers in receipt of Carer’s Allowance, Carer’s Benefit, Domiciliary Care Allowance or Prescribed Relative’s Allowance from the Department of Health.
If you would like to learn more about the respite grant, please contact the Department of Health as follows:
Department of Health & Social Protection
Respite Care Grant Section
PO Box 10085
Tel: 01 673 22 22