Charges & Funding

Cahercalla Community Nursing Home & Hospice is a private Nursing Home. While your medical card will cover your Doctor’s fees and most of your medication costs it will not cover the Nursing Home fees. Prior to admission you will be informed of the daily rate for your room.


A deposit of 1 weeks fees is payable on admission. This will be deducted from your final invoice on discharge. For short term admissions an invoice will be issued to you on discharge covering the number of days stay. This invoice is payable on discharge. For long term admission (longer than 1 month) an invoice will be sent to you or your relatives at the beginning of each month for the previous month’s fees. This invoice is payable on receipt.

Direct Debit

A direct debit facility is available for Nursing Home fees. Please contact Accounts who will set this up.

Insurance Cover

Limited Medical Insurance cover is available. It is dependent on the reason for admission and the level of individual cover. You will be advised of this prior to admission.

Nursing Homes Support Scheme

The Nursing Homes Support Scheme is a new scheme of financial support for people who need long-term nursing home care. It replaces the Subvention Scheme which has been in existence since 1993.

Under the Nursing Homes Support 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.

The scheme has a number of steps and these are set out in an Information Booklet explaining the scheme which is available at or you can contact the HSE’s National Information Line on 1850 24 1850 from 8am-8pm Monday-Saturday.

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