Dáil Éireann - Volume 610 - 22 November, 2005

Written Answers. - Care of the Elderly.

  163. Mr. Hayes asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children her plans for improved rehabilitation services for the elderly; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35387/05]

  Mr. S. Power: An inter[1256] departmental group on the funding of long-term care for older persons was established earlier this year by the Tánaiste and by the Minister for Social and Family Affairs, Deputy Brennan. This group is chaired by the Taoiseach’s Department and is currently examining a range of issues surrounding the care of older persons in Ireland. The report of the group is expected to be submitted to Government in the near future.