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Average weekly cost of caring for nursing home resident up year-on-year

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The average weekly cost of caring for a resident in a nursing home is now €1,615 – up from €1,592 last year.

Figures revealed the highest weekly cost per resident is in the HSE-run St Finbarr’s Hospital in Cork where it is as high as €2,182.

The weekly costs are the fees agreed with the nursing home under the Fair Deal scheme which subsidises care.


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