Farm families to get nursing home costs capped

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Farm families are going to get their nursing home costs capped.

At the moment they have to pay 7-and-a-half percent of the farm, for every year their relative spends in care.

But a change to the Fair Deal Scheme should stop payments after three years.

Pat O’Toole, of the Irish Farmers’ Journal, expects the rules to be in place by next September: