We are committed to enhancing the quality of life of all our residents by providing high-quality, resident-focused nursing care, catering, service and activities, delivered by highly skilled professionals. Millrace Nursing Home is a purpose-built centre designed to provide such care for residents requiring continuing and short stays including respite and convalescence. The needs and wishes of Service Users will be fully taken into account through their involvement in making service decisions. The Service will be aimed at the over 18 years of age population.
At Millrace Nursing Home, we have an ethos of individualised care, encouraging and fostering a caring atmosphere. Millrace Nursing Home Ltd is the registered provider of Millrace Nursing Home.
Quality of Care System
Millrace Nursing Home’s philosophy is based around Quality of Life and Quality of Care for our residents. To successfully achieve this, a multifaceted approach to care is practised.
Millrace Nursing Home is committed to enhancing the quality of life of all our Residents by providing high quality resident-focused nursing care, catering and activities, delivered by highly skilled and experienced professionals, in modern purpose-built nursing care facilities.
At Millrace Nursing Home residents can avail of:
- 24-hour care
Health care assistants
Social and recreational activities
GP visits (by appointment)
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Frequently Asked Questions
At present the waiting time is about 4 to 6 weeks. This is however dependent on individual circumstances. If an individual has a complicated estate, or financial circumstances, or there is a dispute regarding the value of an asset – this may delay the process. It is important to remember that if an individual was admitted to a nursing home from the community before the Fair Deal was in place, then the cost of the nursing home while the Fair Deal Application is being processed will be borne by the older person or their family. If, however, the older person is admitted from a hospital, then HSE may cover this cost so as to free up a hospital bed. It is possible to apply for the scheme before an individual enters the nursing home and in many ways this is preferable as it will give both the older person and or their carer time to choose the correct nursing home.
Income tax relief is available on fees paid for nursing homes.
You claim tax relief for nursing home fees under the general scheme for tax relief on medical expenses. Tax relief on nursing home fees applies at the highest rate of income tax that you pay.
If you are paying the charges for a nursing home you can claim the tax relief, whether you are in the nursing home yourself or, if you are paying for another person to be there.
Usually, you claim the tax relief at the end of the year but in certain circumstances tax relief may be available in the current year through the PAYE system. See Revenue’s information leaflet IT 6 Medical Expenses Relief.
The Nursing Homes Support Scheme (Fair Deal) is a new scheme of financial support for people who need long-term care. It replaces the Subvention Scheme which has been in existence since 1993. Under the Fair Deal Scheme, you will make a contribution towards the cost of your care and the State will pay the balance. This applies whether the nursing home is public, private or voluntary – it’s your choice.
The Fair Deal is designed to make residential nursing home care:
Visitors are welcome at any time during the day. Residents can see their guests in their rooms or make use of any one of our communal lounges and private areas. We also welcome family members part-take of complimentary refreshments with their loved one and encourage family and friends to take residents out when they can.
The Fair Deal only covers room and board and basic care. It does not cover therapeutic care, medication, aids and appliances; the costs of these are covered by the medical card if the resident is entitled to it. If the older person does not have a medical card, their cost must be covered by the individual or their family.
We offer three meals a day as well as snacks available throughout the day. The main meal is served at lunch and consists of a choice main course and dessert. All meals are served in our restaurant-style dining rooms. If residents wish to eat in their room, we will also take their meals to them.
Yes. It is important to have familiar surroundings so we encourage residents to hang photos, bring their most cherished possessions and make their room theirs.
The first step in choosing a nursing home starts with finding nursing homes in the most convenient area. In some cases, that may be near your home, but if family members are far away, you may want to consider a nursing home nearer to them. Finding the right nursing home can take some time.
A visit with any nursing home you are considering should be at the top of your ‘choosing a nursing home checklist.’ Make an appointment before you go so you can meet with one of the staff members. It is important to visit nursing homes so you can compare the quality of care, teams and facilities each home offer.
The financial side of nursing care can be overwhelming. There are many financial options available including The Nursing Homes Support Scheme (Fair Deal) and we are more than happy to discuss all your options with you.
Moving into residential care can be a difficult and stressful time for all the family. We will work with you to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible, when you move into Deerpark House Nursing Home.
We will become part of your support network and we will encourage you to become part of our extended family. We want you to feel at home with us and will encourage you to bring personal items such as photographs, ornaments and pictures into your room.