Average cost of having a family member in a HSE Roscommon nursing home per week is €1464

The average cost per week for care in HSE public nursing homes in Roscommon is €1,464, which it has been claimed is 73 percent more than private or voluntary nursing homes run in the county.

New figures published by the HSE show that the average cost in Leitrim is €1,296 – which the Nursing Homes Ireland group claims is 47 per cent more than their counterparts in their private and voluntary sector.

In Longford St Joseph’s Care Centre is the only HSE run centre for the elderly where the weekly cost of care is claimed to be €1,912.


The average cost in Leitrim for private nursing home care across the county’s two facilities is €880; in Longford the average cost is €886.66 and in Roscommon it’s €844.