Health services for people with disabilities
A general introduction to the services provided by the Health Service Executive (HSE) for people with disabilities.
The Disability Act 2005 provides for, among other things, the assessment of need of people with disabilities. Find out how the assessment is carried out.
Day centres and day care centres in Ireland provide a range of social and rehabilitative services for older people and people with disabilities.
Respite care provides alternative family or institutional care to someone who needs care, so that their carer can take a short break, a holiday or a rest.
Residential services for people with disabilities are required to meet certain standards. The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) is responsible for their registration and inspection.
If your accommodation or your daily living costs are provided by the Health Service Executive (HSE), or on behalf of the HSE, you may have to pay a Long-Stay Contribution towards these maintenance and accommodation costs.
There are various rehabilitation, training and employment services for people with disabilities. Find out more.
People who move into registered nursing homes may receive financial support from the HSE under the Nursing Homes Support Scheme.
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Health services for older people
A means tested supplementary payment made to certain people who are blind or visually impaired.