About Bluebird Care
Building on extensive experience within the caring professions Bluebird Care has revolutionised the way care is delivered in Ireland by concentrating on high quality customer service, whilst at the same time upholding the very best in professional care service provision both in the home and in the community.
Our nationwide network has been developed with a passionate desire to be your trusted source in home and community based care. We are HSE approved and members of both the Irish and UK Home Care Associations and in the absence of regulation in Ireland, operate to the exacting standards of “The Care Quality Commission” which is the UK Government’s regulating body.
Bluebird Care Staff
The people who work at Bluebird Care are the lifeblood of the service we offer. All our Care workers and Personal Assistants are recruited directly and as such must meet the very highest of standards.
Before entering the workplace all Bluebird Care staff:
- Are personally interviewed
- Vigorously reference checked (including all previous employers)
- Must have received acceptable Garda Clearance
- Must have a 3rd level qualification (FETAC Level 5 or equivalent) in a relevant health related subject
- Must attend and complete our comprehensive Induction, Orientation and Manual Handling training
- Must complete our shadowing module with experienced senior staff and Supervisors
All staff are employed directly by Bluebird Care, thus we deal with the administering of payroll, taxes, PRSI and provide comprehensive public liability and employers liability insurance.
We always have staff on call and one of the benefits of using Bluebird Care is that we can sustain our services at short notice, even if a staff member is unable to work as planned. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if any emergencies should arise.
Every person has different needs and the amount of care and support needed can and does vary. Because of this our services are very flexible and are designed around your unique requirements.
We offer support visits starting from as little as 30 minutes to longer term care based on individual needs when a higher level of assistance is required. You are able to decide how often and for how long the calls are required to ensure that your individual needs are met.
We are also able to offer short term care, for example when family members are on holiday or following a hospital discharge after surgery when a period of convalescence is required.
How does Bluebird Care work?
Most people want to remain in their own Home regardless of their age or disability. At Bluebird Care, our managers are highly experienced in offering advice and guidance about our services and how they can best work for you.
We would suggest initially meeting with yourself, family members and trusted friends to discuss your own individual needs and assist you in planning your own personalised service.
All Our Customers
- Are introduced to their named care worker or their personal assistant.
- Have their packages of care personally reviewed.
- Are encouraged to give feedback on the quality of the service.
- Have care staff who are fully trained, Garda vetted and regularly supervised.
A Positive Can-do Attitude
When people start to look for care at home for a loved one or for themselves they need simple and straightforward language and a system which makes starting up a care package as simple and straightforward as possible. That is why everyone within Bluebird Care has a positive ‘can-do’ attitude.
Caring for People
“There is a very simple way that we at Bluebird Care measure the way we deliver care. It’s obvious to us that all staff members need to be of the right temperament and attitude in the first place and then we train, monitor and supervise our staff closely and effectively. However, the most important fact is that we will deliver the level of care that we would expect for our own elderly or disabled relatives. That way we know we have got it right!”
Growing Throughout Ireland
The need for professionally run care services is countrywide. In Ireland the demand outstrips quality supply. We are now actively appointing franchisees to run their own Bluebird Care offices throughout Ireland, creating a strong and profitable business whilst also supporting their community.
High Quality Staff
The people who work for Bluebird Care are the lifeblood of our service. Read an article which featured in Irish Farmers Journal Irish Country Living about our commitment to hiring trained staff and upskilling them while on the job.
Care workers we employ:
- Have attended comprehensive Induction, Orientation and Manual Handling training courses.
- Are personally interviewed;
- Are personally reference checked (including all previous employers).
- Are screened and checked with an Garda Siochana.
- Have either achieved or are working towards FETAC 5 Care qualifications.
- Have regular reviews and supervision to maintain quality of service.
All our staff are employed directly by us, which means we deal with all the administering of payroll, taxes, PRSI and provide public and employers liability insurance.
We always have staff on call and one of the benefits of using Bluebird Care is that we can sustain our care at short notice, even if a staff member is unable to work as planned. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if any emergencies should arise.