Home Respite Cost

Where the Money Goes

All money goes towards providing home respite to families with children requiring extensive medical and nursing care at home. The Jack & Jill Foundation supports these families until the child is five, at which stage the State provides some assistance.

Without the Jack & Jill Foundation, families with children with severe neurological conditions would be left to fend for themselves.

Our liaison nurses determine how much care each family needs up to a max of 64 hours per month and 80 hours per month for palliative care. Depending on the severity of the child’s condition, a child may require a nurse rather than a carer.

Cost of 64 Hours Care
Qualified Nurse €1,024
Carer €512
Cost of 1 Night’s Care
Qualified Nurse €160
Carer €80

All parents will know how difficult it can be to function on very little sleep. Add to that the emotion of looking after a tiny baby who is in pain. For parents like these, even one night’s nursing care is like a holiday from hardship. You can donate a night’s nursing care.

Why not donate a night’s care
for a Jack & Jill baby?

€160 for a child who needs a trained nurse or €80 to for a child who needs a carer would go a long way towards giving his Mum and Dad a night’s rest.


County Breakdown of number of

Babies & Cost

 

County Number of children Number of children since 1997
Carlow 9 40
Cavan 7 37
Clare 10 66
Cork 42 273
Donegal 12 59
Dublin 86 546
Galway 25 151
Kerry 11 65
Kildare 12 120
Kilkenny 16 52
Laois 5 40
Leitrim 3 13
Limerick 18 109
Longford 3 21
Louth 8 54
Mayo 7 82
Meath 14 90
Monaghan 4 31
Offaly 5 31
Roscommon 4 30
Sligo 5 29
Tipperary 8 54
Waterford 6 68
Westmeath 3 48
Wexford 22 115
Wicklow 9 46

TOTAL

354

2270


Year 2016

Financial Statements

The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation

Reports and Financial Statements for the year ended 31st December 2016
Click to view document: Audited Accounts 2016