As the average age of the population continues to rise, nursing home and step-down care will become ever-more important to all of us.
But how much do we really know about the nursing homes sector, how do we better utilize the care provided, what role to they serve and how do we go about getting the most out of our later years?
We examine what services are available to you, the recipient and also family members.
Joining Andrea Gilligan to discuss the issue is:
Tadhg Daly, Chief Executive of Nursing Homes Ireland
Tom Murray, Founder of Fairdealadvice.ie
Jim Daly, Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People