Some 15,000 old people ineligible for nursing home

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Some 15,000 are expected to be disqualified for nursing home due to new stricter standards, the AD on Tuesday.

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In 2013, these ‘ineligible’ people would have qualified for a nursing home. The new rules are part of the government plans to cut €3.5 billion from the long-term care budget, according to AD.

Under the new rules became effective from Jan.  1, nursing homes will only allow old people having severe physical problems and in a need of serious care, the newspaper said.

As a result of new rules, many nursing homes will close down.