Home Help Hours

HSE Response re.

The Budget Allocation for Home Support Services in Cavan Monaghan for
2012 is €8.5M.
The allocation for Home Care Packages in 2012 is €3.4M i.e. no change
in the 2011 allocation.
The allocation for Home Help is €5.1M a reduction of 4.7% on last
years allocation.

HSE Cavan/ Monaghan Area is committed to providing 356,000 home help
hours in 2012.We are protecting home care packages in 2012 as they are
a key source of personal and complex care which keep people at
home.Our home care packages (HCP) will continue to support over 600
people in 2012. Our home help service (HH) will continue to support
1,000 people in 2012 (in addition to those in receipt of HCP)

Any change to existing packages will be on a case by case basis with
careful consideration involving clinical review of each individual
case. Where hours are reduced the focus will be on reducing hours for
household tasks, personal care will be prioritised. Alternative
arrangements for tasks such as meal preparation will be explored.

For the month of January 41,481 hours of Home Support (either through
HH or HCP) were provided to 1,618 people in Cavan and Monaghan.