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RHS Home Care is a HSE Approved Home Care Provider under the Consumer Directed Home Support (CDHS) scheme which enables older people to remain in their own homes for as long as possible and to support informal carers.

 

 

Home Support Service for Older People

The HSE’s Home Support Service is available to people aged 65 or over who may need support to continue living in the comfort of their own home or to return home following a hospital stay. Exceptions are made for people younger than 65 who may need support. ………..

 

Consumer Directed Home Support (CDHS)

Consumer Directed Home Support (CDHS) is another way your home support can be delivered by an Approved Provider.

If you are approved for a Home Support Service and HSE staff are not available to deliver the service, then a provider who has been approved by the HSE, will deliver the home support to you.

You will deal directly with the HSE Approved Provider(s) of your choice to arrange days and times of services that meet your essential care needs. These will be identified during your care needs assessment.

You can choose to be considered for CDHS when you are completing your application form. If you apply for, and are approved for CDHS, after your care needs assessment, you will receive a letter from the HSE approving a weekly amount of funding.  You can use this to arrange home support from the approved providers you choose.

Further information on CDHS is available in the Home Support Service for Older People Information Booklet

More information on Choosing an Approved Home Support Provider

 

Costs

Availing of RHS Home Care’s service is free through the HSE’s Home Support Service CDHS scheme. You do not need a medical card to apply and your income will not be assessed.

If you arrange additional home care services, over and above the level funded by the HSE, this will not be covered by the HSE and you will be required to pay.

How to apply for Home Support Service for Older People and CDHS

The application form can be found at the end of this document here.

The HSE has 32 local Home Support Offices nationwide where you can send your completed application form. The address for your local office is on the last page of the application form.

If you apply and are approved for CDHS, after your care needs assessment, you will receive a letter from the HSE approving a weekly amount of funding. You can use this to arrange home support from the approved providers you choose.

If you would like to learn more about RHS Home Care services, please contact your local office and we will be glad to help.