Do more to allow older people to stay at home.
We will make home care for our older people a priority, ahead of nursing home care. Fianna Fáil believes that the funding allocated to enable older people remain at home provides not only the best value for money but also the most humane result for older people.
There is a clear need for more home care packages and home help hours. We are living longer and need to plan to meet the demographic needs that this will require.
While Fianna Fáil recognises that the majority of older people want to remain in their home and to be cared for in that setting, there will always be a proportion that will require long-term care or to live in supported units.