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Cork City and Suburbs

Contact Us

6 Cook Street
Cork
Tel: 021 427 9116
Email: cork@bluebirdcare.ie
West End
Mallow
Co Cork
Tel: 022 425 67
Email:cork@bluebirdcare.ie

Location

Here at Bluebird Care Cork we provide home care solutions to a wide range of individuals with the sole aim of ensuring they can live independently and comfortably at home. Continuing to remain part of their own community surrounded family and friends.

More and more people are opting to receive care at home these days, and according to the HSE Service Plan 2015.

Bluebird Care Cork has the capacity to meet this growing demand. We believe strongly in the client-centred approach when it comes to providing care at home. This means putting the client first in everything we do and being prepared to provide a flexible service sometimes at short notice.

In the majority of cases it makes both financial and emotional sense for an individual to remain in the familiar surroundings of their own home. Freedom of choice, independence and social inclusion are all critical contributing factors to maximising our customers daily living experience and continued medical, social and psychological well-being. Bluebird Care in Cork has a person centred focus. All our care packages are fully tailored and unique to our individual clients, to ensure that he or she has a direct input into the care they expect and deserve to receive.

Bluebird Care is a quality and standards driven organisation, we are Q-Mark certified nationally and locally. We are dedicated to delivering excellent standards of care to all our customers, all of the time.

Who are our clients?

Bluebird Care Cork offer care services across a broad spectrum of the community. For example we provide support to:

  • The Older Person in our community
  • Dementia Care
  • Adults & Children with physical and intellectual disabilities
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Chronic illness
  • Respite care and end of life care.
  • Full home support care
  • Personal assistants
  • Holiday Cover
  • Help with rehabilitation following a hospital stay
  • Short term care

We also provide care and support to:

  • Specialist and complex medical situations
  • Nursing care services.

Before we commence work with a client a comprehensive Care Needs & Risk Assessment are carried out. This ensures that the Care Plan we put in place is fully person centred and tailored to the needs of the customer and their loved ones.

Our range of services includes but is not limited to the following:

  • personal care (i.e. assistance with washing and dressing)/
  • grocery shopping
  • companionship
  • overnight care
  • assistance with mobility including hoists and other equipment,
  • walking and light exercise
  • accompanying to appointments or other excursions
  • prompting medication
  • light housework duties, including laundry
  • preparing nutritious meals and or assisting with feeding
  • morning or night assistance with bedtime routines
  • assistance with household bills etc.

Regardless, of the services our customers require they all enjoy a visit from their friendly, cheerful homecare assistant.

Who are our staff?

At Bluebird Care Cork we are very proud of our care team and nurses. Our team are friendly, caring and qualified to the appropriate standards for their role. We have a very diverse skill set to meet the varying needs of our customers including Social Care workers, Nurses, OT’s, Healthcare Assistants and PA’s.

Our Care Managers are highly experienced, motivated and are continually supervising our Care staff to ensure quality standards are maintained to highest level expected by our customers.

Our staff are fully Garda Vetted and have completed all relevant mandatory training, such as, induction and patient moving and handling.

All our care staff are provided with on-going Continuous Personal Development (CPD) courses through our on-line etraining facility. We also provide “customer specific” tailored training courses as the need arises.

Who do we work with?

Bluebird Care Cork work with a range of healthcare professionals such as social workers, public health nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. It’s necessary and essential for us to work closely with these individuals to ensure every aspect of our customers care needs are being met on a daily basis.

We are a preferred supplier to the HSE older persons and disability services and work throughout the county in both a private and HSE funded capacity

To avail of or enquire about our services in the Cork area simply just get in touch with us, by phone or email and one of our dedicated team will be happy to assist you.

The first step

The first step is to arrange for a Care Needs Assessment to be carried out in your own home. If phoning on behalf of a family member, he or she must be present, if possible, at the time of the assessment in order for us to involve them fully and ensure that the Care Plan that follows is person centred and fully meets their needs.

You can find out more about our services by accessing our testimonials on the Bluebird Care website Testimonials page.

The Team

Don O’Riordan
B.Comm NUI, Co-owner, Managing Director

Phone: 021 4279116/022 42567
Email: donoriordan@bluebirdcare.ie

Don has owned and managed a very successful insurance brokerage business in Cork for the past 20 years. He has vast experience in dealing with staff and customers, problem solving while ensuring that business runs smoothly to everyone’s benefit.

Educated in Christian Brothers College, Cork, he subsequently graduated from University College Cork in 1981 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. Initially, Don trained as an accountant and therefore brings a highly professional approach to business.

Don joined the Bluebird Care team in March 2012 following an intensive training course in headoffice and now co owns and operates Bluebird Care in Cork City & Suburbs with Sally Madden.

In his spare time, Don likes to play golf, attend sporting fixtures with his son. He is also a life time supporter of “The Toffees”.

Sally Madden
Director & Care Manager

Sally was instrumental in setting up Bluebird Care Cork in March 2012 following an intensive training course in Head Office. Sally is a Director of the company and also Care Manager.

Sally brings vast experience and leadership to the role and has developed a very experienced team around her to ensure that the Cork office delivers the best quality care possible.

Sally holds FETAC Level 6 (Merit) in Gerontology and FETAC Level 5 (Distinction) in Palliative Care Support.

Educated in Ursuline Convent Blackrock, Sally is well known for her organisational and caring abilities.

Sally is a keen golfer (when she get an opportunity) and has represented her Club in competition for many years.

Stephanie Jackson
Manager / Care Supervisor

Stephanie joined the Bluebird Care team in 2013 as a carer and more recently has taken on the role of Care Coordinator. She holds a BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care. Stephanie has many years experience working with older persons, children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities as well as international communities.

Stephanie assists with our staff planning and office admin. She also liaises with clients and carers to ensure the smooth running of the service.

Stephanie is passionate about helping vulnerable groups in society and has volunteered her time with many organisations at home and abroad including the Samaritans, The Hope Foundation, The International Resource Centre and Muscular Dystrophy Ireland.

Sinead O’Brien
RGN RSCN

Sinead is a qualified Paediatric and General Nurse who joined the Bluebird Care Team in 2014. She has extensive experience which she brings to the team, having worked in different hospital environments both at home and abroad. Sinead is responsible for assessing new clients and implementing appropriate care plans.

She provides support and supervision to both  staff and clients to ensure high standards of care are being provided in the community.

Nicola Finnaegan
Care Coordinator

Nicola joined Bluebird Care in April 2016 as a Care Coordinator. Nicola comes with ten years experience in Administration. She has completed her FETAC L5 and feels that it has helped her to better understand her role. She also gets involved with the weekly rosters and schedules for all care staff, and deals with the daily queries from clients and care staff, ensuring all needs are met accordingly. Nicola enjoys her role in the healthcare industry since joining Bluebird Care.

In her spare time Nicola likes to partake in triathlons and adventure races around Ireland.