Home Instead Senior Care highlights tax relief on care choices

Home Instead Senior Care recently launched a series of senior home care packages which are subject to up to 41% tax relief.

The home care packages, which range from morning “Rise and Shine”, to evening “Tucked In” through to “Active Night Service” packages, were formulated to provide optimum home care to seniors when they need it most.

According to Danette Connolly, Director of Care with Home Instead Senior Care, the care options provide the most suitable level of care based on the individual’s needs.  “This array of care options has been devised with the individual in mind.  Each senior requires a different level of care and the appeal of the care options is that there is something for everyone.”

“Home Instead works closely with its clients and their families in assessing their needs and matching a care plan to those needs.  For some it might be a couple of hours care and companionship a week, but others may require 24/7 care”.

 Home Instead Senior Care offers a range of senior care services such as light housekeeping and laundry, meal preparation, transport and companionship, up to and including personal care, dementia care, post hospital care and disability care.

Ms. Connolly continued, “With up to 41% tax relief available on these packages, a typical couple working full time availing of a 10 hour week care package for a family member can save almost €4,500 per annum.”

Michael Keating, Tax Manager with Ernst and Young Waterford, said that the availability of tax relief on the Home Instead Senior Care packages is to be welcomed.

“There is tax relief available on a myriad of care schemes.  However, in many cases, these incentives are, more often than not, underpublicised and people may not be aware of their entitlements.  Applying for tax relief may significantly reduce the cost of care, ensuring savings which are sure to be welcomed by everybody, particularly in the current economic climate.”

Mr. Keating added that he would advise anyone who is considering home care to be aware that tax relief of up to 41% may be available to them. “Talk to an accountant or to the Citizen’s Information Service to find out about reducing the cost of home care significantly.”

Ernst and Young employs over 40 staff at its Dunmore Road office and provides a wide range of accounting, auditing and tax services to individuals, SME’s and corporate clients.

For further information about the Home Instead Care packages and tax relief incentives log onto www.homeinstead.ie or call 051 333966.