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An Age Action report has claimed some nursing home residents are being forced to pay up to €100 a week in top-up fees. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Nursing home owners have been told by Minister for Health Simon Harris to be upfront about add-on charges for residents or else face legislation forci(...)

The report, Health’s Ageing Crisis: Time for Action, prepared by chartered accountants group BDO, says there will be a shortfall of 4,200 nursing home beds by 2016 and 8,000 beds by 2021.

Ireland is facing a demographic “time bomb”, according to the authors of a report on the future of Ireland’s nursing homes commissioned (...)