IS THE FAIR DEAL NURSING HOME AN OPTION FOR MY MUM ?
Q. Our mum is 85 and in failing health. I have 5 siblings and while some of them are still affected by the recession, overall we do not have the money to maintain her at home. Our mum owns the house where she is living, worth about € 520,000, and while she does have savings ( about € 54,000 ) she is actually living on the State pension without having to dip into her savings. Our dad died 5 years ago pensionless and we are worried that if Mum avails of the Fair Deal scheme, she will lose everything. Have you any advice ? Martin – Dundrum Dublin 14