Broomhall Business Park
Director: Greg Darcy
Here at Bluebird Care in Wicklow we provide a top quality home care service which allows people in our community to live independently in their own house or apartment and within the bosom of their family and friends. Numerous health-commissioned surveys have shown that people who are vulnerable in some way (whether with a physical or intellectual disability) cope far better when surrounded by familiar people and objects. In addition, academic research has highlighted the fact that in some cases institutional care can lead to dependence and a worsening of health.
What we promote here at Bluebird Care or our clients is the exact opposite - independence. We do this by ensuring we provide the care and support people need to lead their own life, in the way they want. As an organisation we are also very flexible and to this end make every attempt possible to fit in with the demands of our clients rather than the other way round. This means our staff will visit when it suits the client. Another vow is that an individual's care plan will be compiled in full consultation with him or her - the person who is ultimately receiving the care - and which in our mind makes perfect sense. In other words it is the individual who is in control of their care plan and not us - here at Bluebird Care we simply administer it in the most professional way we can.
What type of care is available?
There are many types of care on offer from the team here at Bluebird Care. Some of it is intensive help and support which could involve a member of our team staying with a client 24 hours a day. At the opposite extreme, we have found that sometimes all the client requires is companionship and a 40 minute chat over a cuppa. Here's a list of some of the main areas of care that we provide:
- Personal care such as help with washing and dressing
- Going grocery shopping together
- Taking light exercise by going on walks or outings
- Help with medication
- Attending hospital appointments with clients
- Help with form filling
- Vacuuming and light housework duties
- Assisting with laundry and ironing
- Companionship and a chat
- Round-the-clock or overnight care
Who is the Wicklow care at home team?
It should go without saying that all our staff are extremely well-qualified and possess social care, nursing and other health-related professional qualifications. We're a big team, covering a large area and because of that we can call on a number of areas of specialist help. In addition we work with other local agencies such as the local authority social work team and the NHS health visiting staff.
Our staff also receive ongoing training in order to keep them up-to-date with the latest findings in particular fields such as dementia care and spinal injuries. As a company Bluebird Care operate throughout Ireland and other areas of the UK. This means training events tend to consist of seminars with leading researchers and health specialists.
How to book Bluebird Care support for yourself or a family member
Admitting you need support is a healthy sign. It means you realise that without it your condition could deteriorate and you're being pro-active in ensuring that doesn't happen. On some occasions it's the family that contacts us and at other time we respond to a referral from the health services or some other relevant agency.
One the team have been contacted here in Wicklow we will arrange for an assessment to be carried out at your home. This allows us to bring any necessary equipment at future appointments to make mobility easier and to safeguard your health.
Areas we service
- Brittas Bay
Greg Darcy - Managing Director
Tel: 01 214 4066
Greg Darcy and his wife Jennifer returned home from America over seven years ago to set up Bluebird Care Dublin South East & Bluebird Care Wicklow.
Businessman Greg, brings years of experience in building , managing and maintaining client relationships across various sectors to deliver a professional service with high quality care throughout Dublin South East & Wicklow.
“With an increasing demand in home care provision throughout the country, we are delighted to be a part of the Bluebird Care network committed to delivering the highest standards of care and support services in the community for people of all ages and with very diverse needs.”
Tel: 01 214 4066
Jennifer and her husband Greg returned home from America over seven years ago to set up Bluebird Care Dublin South East & Bluebird Care Wicklow.
Having worked in various areas of the care industry all of her life, Jennifer’s extensive experience and attention to detail reflects in her drive and passion to better the quality of lives of others and encourage independent living within the home and community.
Kim has over 20 years experience in the healthcare industry as an RMN in hospital and nursing home settings as well as support worker for people with physical disabilities and acquired brain injury in England. Over the last nine years Kim has gained extensive experience working in the Homecare sector here in Ireland as a Client Care Co-ordinator and for the past seven as a Care Manager for Bluebird Care. Kim has an NVQ 2 & NVQ 3, and is also a Moving and Handling Instructor.
As Care Manager Kim is responsible for the management of the care team; recruiting and training of staff, undertaking customer assessments, assisting in the day-to-day running of the office, and communicating with customers and other healthcare professionals.
Emma has achieved Fetac Level 5 in Pre-Nursing Studies and went onto to complete her Degree in Applied Social Studies in Social Care, she started her career in this sector as a Support Worker with St John of Gods and as a carer in a specialist Alzheimers Nursing Home in Sweden. She started working with Bluebird Care as a carer over three years ago and she has worked her way through the ranks to her current position.
Role: Allocating carers to customers schedules and sending out carers rosters, Dealing with changes to existing customers’ rosters and allocating staff to new customers, Covering work when staff are absent or on holiday. But most importantly making sure that Carers rosters are accurate, efficient, achievable and sent out on time.