When it comes time to think about a nursing home for Mum or Dad, have you considered the numerous advantages in adapting your own home to enable caring at home. Aside from the many financial advantages which we will discuss later, the most precious gift we can give our elders is Time.
Time to stay in their own homes where they feel safe
Time with grandchildren to develop and build bonds
Time to remain part of daily family life
The Covid 19 pandemic has seen a huge upsurge in information regarding caring at home. With families unable to visit their relatives in homes across Ireland during the pandemic, they were worried sick at home watching the death rates on the news. The constant pleas from Nursing Homes for nurses and carers was frightening. The pleas for Government intervention for basic ppe to prevent cross infection was alarming. Many people have already taken the step to convert their homes in time for the second wave. It’s surprisingly easy and affordable. On average it’s less than 2 months nursing home fees.
In terms of financial reasons for caring at home, there are huge savings to be had especially as a PAYE worker. The main upside is avoiding any Fair Deal fees (which can be onerous) and protecting your inheritance. The cost of covering you home can be as little as 1 months nursing home fees or as much as 6 months nursing fee depending upon construction costs if needed. The median spend is 2 months nursing home fees.
Frightened you may have to do all the work on your own? Don’t be! You’ll enjoy the whole process and more importantly will have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you did the right thing for your family. Talk to us today about grant funding, getting home helpers and the equipment you need to cocoon your Mum and Dad safely at home. Or send us an email to request our info pack.