How to Pay for Home Care

Many people worry about the cost of paying for home care for themselves or for a loved one. There are many options and packages available to families. Below we have listed some suggested methods for you to pay for home care.

BAYADA Home Health Care can help you to select the most appropriate care package to meet your individual needs.

Home Care Packages

Home care packages are funded by the HSE to enable people to remain at home. These services may be delivered directly by private home care providers, like BAYADA, directly by the HSE, or combination of both. The level of care provided depends on the needs of the person at home.

You do not need to have a medical card in order to apply for a Home Care Package. There will be no means test – no assessment of your income. The supports you receive will be based on your assessed care needs.

The local HSE office decides how the home care support package is delivered. The scheme differs around Ireland depending on the geographic area, population, person’s care requirements and skill mix of staff available to deliver the services available. BAYADA can assist with the application to your local HSE office for an appropriate home care package.

Download attached HSE information booklet about Home Care Packages.