Nursing Home Standards

  • The Health & Information Quality Authority is the body which oversees the implementation of nursing home standards and inspects nursing homes in Ireland to ensure they meet the standards.
  • The national quality standards clearly outline what is expected of a provider of services and what a resident, their family, a carer, or the public can expect to receive in residential care settings.

    They deal with the areas of rights of older people, protection, health and social care needs, quality of life, staffing, the care environment, and management and governance. In addition, the standards include supplementary criteria that apply to units that specialise in the care of people with dementia.

  • You can read a guide to Nursing Home Standards
  • You can read inspection reports