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If selling the family home allows you to live in a retirement centre as you would like to do, then that is a perfectly valid decision. Photograph: iStock

I live alone in the family home. My husband is in a nursing home. I was going to sell the house and move into retirement centre. I never thought of (...)

 Financial wellbeing: the priority for any person or couple must be to provide for themselves: Photograph: Getty

My husband and I are in our 80s. He inherited land from his sister. It is in his name. Our son is putting pressure on his 87-year-old father to hand o(...)

If your mum funds her nursing home care with Fair Deal, the nursing home will take 80 per cent of her income to fund the cost along with 7.5 per cent of any assets she has in excess of €36,000

What I should do about the Fair Deal Scheme for my elderly mother? My 79-year-old mother was recently diagnosed with dementia and early onset of Alzhe(...)

‘It is up to the family of the Fair Deal patient to decide whether they want to sell the property to raise the funds or to find the money from other sources.’ Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

My father is in a nursing home using his pensions and the family home to fund his Fair Deal. My two brothers, who both suffer from mental health issue(...)

Nursing homecare under Fair Deal: Certain other things clearly are not deductible, including ancillary costs of your mum in the nursing home, such as hairdressing and optional activities. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA

My mother recently went into a nursing home and is part of the Fair Deal scheme. My question is, does she have any access to her savings now that they(...)

In general there is serious disadvantage for a nursing home patient in disposing of the family home. Photograph: Getty Images

My father who resides in a nursing home owns his house which he bought in 1982 for £60,000. He wants to gift me the house which is now worth £450,000.(...)

“For peace of mind, I can reassure you that the Health Service Executive has confirmed that the maximum it will take from the value of your property is 22.5 per cent.” File photograph: iStockPhoto

If a husband goes into care leaving his wife in the family home, the Fair Deal scheme charges 3.75 per cent on the property for the first three years.(...)

Is it too late for my father to give his savings to his family? Photograph: Getty Images

My 92-year-old father is in a nursing home. He availed of the Fair Deal loan and, after the three years’ cap, sold his home and put the money into his(...)

Enduring power of attorney  is a phenomenally powerful document. Photograph: iStock

I am a widower in my late 70s and thankfully in full health at present. But I can foresee what the situation may be in the future. To some extent if o(...)

In many ways, it has been a great leveller. People whose entire lives may have been lived on either side of a social divide can end up living out thei(...)

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