In the lead up to Budget 2016, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI)
is advocating that Government provide adequate support for community care for people with dementia and carers.
Today, Colette Kelleher, CEO, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, launched the ASI's Pre-Budget Submission asking that the Government do more for people with dementia living at home.
Home Instead Senior Care understands that resourcing community supports and services is critical to support carers to care for longer in the home and to support people with dementia to live well in their communities. The key recommendations for Budget 2016 are:
Staying at home as a first option
- Focus investment on community long-term care
- Fund the equitable provision of intensive dementia-specific care beyond 8 pilot sites to all Local Health Office (LHO) areas at a cost of €30.2m
- Increase funding to The Alzheimer Society of Ireland by €2.1m per annum to cover 75% of total cost
Promoting independence at home
- Fund a national Dementia Adviser service at a cost of €1.56m
- Fund and resource a dementia case worker to cover each LHO area at a cost of €1.92m
Download a summary of ASI's Pre-Budget Submission click here.