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Bluebird Care Kilkenny/Carlow/Waterford Win Emerging Business Award

“Building a brand, building a team and building a loyal customer base has been our focus since we launched our business in 2010. The award is an acknowledgement of the commitment of our team and the quality service being provided by Bluebird Care in Kilkenny, Carlow and Waterford.”

Brian Egan, Director of Bluebird Care Carlow/Kilkenny/Waterford was speaking after he scooped BEST EMERGING BUSINESS at the Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards on Thursday night. Over 450 people attended the black tie function and witnessed Brian Egan receive the coveted award.

Operations Director with Bluebird Care, Eddie O’Toole extended his congratulations to Brian Egan. “Sincere congratulations to Brian and the rest of his team, a very well deserved accolade for our Bluebird Care Franchise of the year 2013.”

Brian Egan is presented with his award by Donie Butler, Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce President & Fiona Deegan, CEO Kilkenny Enterprise Board (Award Sponsor)

Brian Egan is presented with his award by Donie Butler, Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce President &
Fiona Deegan, CEO Kilkenny Enterprise Board (Award Sponsor)

 

Bluebird Care Carlow, Kilkenny & Waterford Palliative Care and MS Training and Information Day

Care staff from the local Carlow, Kilkenny and Waterford Bluebird Care office recently took part in a very interesting training and awareness day on Palliative Care and Multiple Sclerosis.

The Palliative Care training was given by Bernie Brophy from the local Carlow/Kilkenny HomeCare Team. Carers found the presentation very beneficial with everyone keen to learn more about this important area. The afternoon session was hosted by the MS Society with a detailed and interesting presentation on MS and some guidance on how to Care for people with MS.

Brian Egan Managing Director of the local Bluebird Care office said that there was great feedback from everyone about the training. This forms part of the varied Bluebird Care Carlow, Kilkenny and Waterford training programme. Aside from the mandatory Induction & Orientation workshop and Manual Handling and Patient Moving Training the local office has held training workshops in the following areas over the last year : Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care, Disability Awareness, Parkinson’s, Motor Neurones and now Palliative Care and Multiple Sclerosis.

On a national basis Bluebird Care are currently looking at rolling out new training initiatives for Carers throughout the country as training continues to provide a key focus for Bluebird Care as all offices continue to deliver a high standard of Care for people of all ages and needs in their own homes and in the community.

Bluebird Care are a leading Home Care provider with offices throughout Ireland providing Care on a private basis and as a preferred provider for the HSE. Flexible Care visits are provided from hourly care to 24/7 Live In Care with an individualised Care Plan completed for each client.

 

New Care Supervisor – Bluebird Care Carlow/Kilkenny & Waterford

Bluebird Care Carlow/Kilkenny & Waterford would like to welcome Luan Lyons to Bluebird Care as our new Care Supervisor.

Luan is a qualified Nurse (BSc General Nursing) and has over 10 years experience working in Care in the community as well as in residential and hospital settings. Luan will primarily be responsible for staff supervisons, the ongoing maintenance of staff files, the continued implementation of our stringent policies and procedures as well as supporting Liz Carey-Miller in her role as Care Manager in areas such as Risk Assessments, Care reviews, Carer Appraisals. Luan will also work with Care Coordinator Marie Conway with Roster & Coordination duties and of course will be there as an additional support for our Carers providing Care throughout Carlow, Kilkenny and Waterford.

Luan is passionate about the delivery of a high standard of Care which is a key focus for Bluebird Care and we would like to wish Luan the best of luck in her new role with Bluebird Care.

Bluebird Care Carlow/Kilkenny and Waterford provides a flexible and professional care service, we work as a direct provider for Carlow/Kilkenny HSE and Waterford HSE and on a private basis and can be contacted on 056 780 6054 or email ckw@bluebirdcare.ie

Disability Awareness & Mental Health Training in Kilkenny and Waterford

Bluebird Care’s recent Training workshops in Kilkenny and Waterford covering Disability Awarenss and Mental Health received excellent feedback from all Care Staff who attended. Brian Egan Managing Director said ‘we ran these training sessions last year and felt it made sense to run them again as part of our continuous training program. The training was done by Disability Consultancy Services and all the topics covered should hopefully be of benefit to the carers in their work’
Brian added ‘ we are now already planning our next training which will cover important areas such as Palliative Care, further training on Elder Abuse and an overview on record keeping and Documentation’
We are providing care for people of all ages and with a range of different needs throughout Carlow, Kilkenny and Waterford so having experienced and trained care staff is so important’.