Changes to the Fair Deal nursing home scheme are expected to save farming families thousands of Euro.
Starting in September there could be a limit to the amount they pay towards care costs.
At the moment families can be charged 7-and-a-half percent of the farm, for every year their relative spends in a home.
But the changes would cut payments off after three years.
Pat O’Toole, of the Irish Farmers’ Journal, says the rules still have to be passed by Government.