A report was published by the PwC.
A new report has found the nursing home sector is suffering under a funding crisis.
According to the PwC report, there has been a 36% increase in the operational cost of care per resident since 2017.
Three nursing homes have closed over the past three years in the midlands, with two in Westmeath and one in Offaly.
Nationally, 31 nursing home premises have closed over the same period.
Chief Executive Officer of Nursing Homes Ireland, Tadhg Daly, says staffing is also an issue for Irish nursing homes: