Nursing homes don't cause extra charges, they just deliver the government-designed scheme
Sort out Fair Deal or cost of care could fall back on families and hospitals
There is much reference these days to the "people who get up early in the morning" and how they are the most deserving of resources when Budget 2018 is delivered.
But working hard and getting up early is not new and not just a phenomenon of the so-called 'squeezed middle'.
The Sunday Independent has over the past two weeks written about private and voluntary nursing homes, the Fair Deal scheme - and charges for services that are not covered by this scheme.