We would like to remind you of the service that footsteps can provide to assist people with the cost of convalescent care either in a nursing home or with support to recuperate at home.
Footsteps, (the operating name of the Convalescent Home Stillorgan) is a long established charity providing one off grants to patients in need of convalescent care, following surgical or medical treatment in hospital.
The grants are available countrywide and will usually cover the cost of one week's nursing home care or equivalent cost to cover other convalescent support while recovering from a hospital stay. This could mean some support in the home if the patient would prefer to recuperate in their own home after their hospital stay. The aim of the grant is to provide assistance to the patient to enable them to return to independent living.
All applications are considered on a case by case basis and MUST, in the first instance, come from social workers, GPs or other healthcare professionals.
All applications must be made on our application form which is available on request http://www.footstepsinfo.ie/ For further information or to make an application please contact footsteps via email firstname.lastname@example.org