Under the Health Acts everyone is eligible for a place in a public nursing home and will have to pay certain hospital charges.
Only about 5% of all older people ever need residential or nursing home care.
Residential Care is usually needed after a spell in hospital, where you are ready to leave the general hospital, but not quite well enough yet to manage at home alone.
It can also be the best option when an older person becomes unable to live alone, through illness or disability.
The HSE provides a wide range of services designed to support people in their own homes at these times, but when people do need nursing home care, it can be hard to know what is available and what you are entitled to.
For more information on Nursing Homes, please visit www.myhomefromhome.ie
Amberley Home & Retirement Cottages
Ballincollig Community Nursing Unit
Bishopscourt Residential Care Ltd
Brookfield Care Centre
Bridhaven Nursing Home
Bon Secours Care Village
Carechoice Nursing Home Ballynoe
Carechoice Nursing Home Macroom
Cramers Court Retirement & Nursing Home
Darraglynn Nursing Home
Douglas Nursing Home
Glendonagh Nursing Home
Glyntown Care Centre
Haven Bay Care Centre
Maryborough Nursing Home
Nursing Home Cork Padre Pio House
Oaklodge Nursing Home
Powder Mill Nursing Home