Providing Home Care Across Ireland
Bluebird Care is a provider of a wide range of home care services to people of all ages in their own homes.
We have a network of 26 offices throughout Ireland with highly experienced and trained staff.
We work with individuals and their families, the HSE, GPs, Public Health Nurses and Social Workers to create individual care packages. By having a support structure in place it can help to reduce the risk of accidents, for example slips and falls. By monitoring the home environment for areas of risk and observing the customers’ day-to-day well-being, it can help to reduce the risk of untoward incidents.
Live independently in your own home
Some of the home care services we provide include:
- Assistance with ‘starting the day’ i.e. helping to get up, wash / shower / bath, get dressed and have breakfast.
- We go shopping, either taking our customer out with us or, alternatively, we come in, agree a shopping list, go to the shops, come back and put it all away.
- We prepare meals.
- We prompt and assist with medication when necessary.
- We complete domestic tasks like cleaning, laundry, ironing either on a regular basis or as a ‘spring clean’.
- We provide a ‘respite care’ service. Where a member of the family is principal carer there may be need for relief to allow that person time for themselves, attend a family gathering or visit other family members – this can be weekly, monthly or a couple of times a week/month.
- At the end of each day, we can provide help with getting ready for bed.
Below we illustrate how person-centred care works.
A prospective customer or a member of their family will contact us and inquire about our ability to offer home care in this particular circumstance. Sometimes we will be contacted by a medical professional such as a GP, Public Health Nurses or a Discharge Nurse in a hospital. They will give an outline of the care requirements of the individual and we agree to set up a meeting with the person and/or their family/medical team.
Bluebird Care has offices in 26 locations so there is one nearby where you live. Click here to find your local office.
At the first meeting with the prospective customer we get an insight into their care needs. The meeting is attended by a Bluebird Care Care Manager and also a Care Planner. The meeting will centre around looking at the individual’s medical history, family circumstances, reasons for their current care requirements, family and social circle, interests, hobbies, level of independence. Really we want to get a picture of the life they want to lead and how we can support them in achieving that. Home care support can range from 30-minute visits to more longer term and more intense care. But it is entirely up to the individual and his/her family what they want and need. We take notes of all the relevant information to prepare a person-centred home care support package.
Following the one-to-one meeting the Bluebird Care care team will devise a customised package of care and support relevant to the customers’ needs. This will be very in-depth and will have a schedule of tasks, times, roles and responsibilities of the care team and also reporting mechanisms for the individual/their family. This care plan is presented to the individual and their family for review.
When we are assigned a home care package with a customer we will then introduce the members of our team who will be working directly with you. They are usually Care Assistants and Personal Assistants. It is very important that a rapport and a bond is established between the Bluebird Care team members and the customer and their family and this first initial meeting will establish this.
As with any plan, it needs to be constantly monitored and regularly reviewed. Bluebird Care review care plans monthly to ensure that we take account of changes in the customers’ medical situation, lifestyle, family network and any other relevant factors and the care plan is updated accordingly.
If you would like to talk to us about your care needs contact your local Bluebird Care office.
Bluebird Care has a proven track record in providing home care services throughout Ireland. Click on the relevant county below to find your local office.