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.


Bluebird Care Waterford/Kilkenny – New Care Manager

The Waterford and Kilkenny Bluebird Care office are delighted to announce the appointment of Liz Carey (RGN) to the key position of Care Manager.
Liz has significant experience in providing Care both in the community and in residential settings. Liz is passionate about delivering a high standard of care and is looking forward to ensuring that through Bluebird Care’s high standards and flexible Care service people can continue to live in comfort in their own homes.

Liz has the responsibility for managing the Carer recruitment and training process as well as supervising and appraising the carers and supporting them in their roles. Liz will also be responsible for completing risk assesments and individualised Care Plans for customers and ensuring that these are reviewed on a regular basis. Liz aims to build relationships with customers and Healthcare professionals throughout Carlow, Kilkenny and Waterford.

‘I am very happy to have Liz on board as she will definitely add value to the team and she will be an important part of developing the business and ensuring that all Care is delivered to an extremely high standard for all customers’ said Brian Egan Director of Bluebird Care.

Bluebird Care Meath

Bluebird Care is delighted to announce the opening of its 14th office in Meath, serving the county from the 4th of April
2011. The offices are located at Unit 2, Oldtown Road, Johnstown, Navan, Co. Meath where they
are presently recruiting and raising awareness of the unique care services provided by Bluebird
Care. The Directors J.J. Fay and Gavin Kane can’t wait to get started and along with their team are
implementing the robust induction training that all Bluebird Care staff must undertake successfully
prior to commencing work.

Bluebird Care Meath offers private home care to the elderly, acquired brain injury clients, those with
physical & mental disabilities and those requiring some respite care. From a minimum visit time of
15 minutes, Bluebird Care Meath offers hourly care, overnight care and complete live in care, all care
plans ensuring you receive the care you need in the home you love. Bluebird care is dedicated to
providing and maintaining the highest possible standard of care at all times.

All enquiries to (046) 9090 333 or email: Website:

Bluebird Care Tipperary and East Cork now recognised as areas “specialist” in live in care.

Bluebird Care Tipperary and East Cork has now realised its ambition in being the areas leading provider of Live in Care. It now has a specialist team of 20 live in carers dedicated to providing its customers with the realistic alternative to Nursing home care that they expect. “We offer our customers the opportunity to receive personal care at home as an alternative to Nursing home care. Our committed team work on a week on, week off or split shift basis to enable people remain in their own home, without the stress of upheaval. It is becoming more socially acceptable and desirable for families to keep have their loved ones at home with the tax break on Private live in care amassing to 41%. At a weekly cost of €950, families can realise a saving of €389.5 and therefore pay €560 a week for live in care after tax”, said Andrew Jones, Managing Director.

Bluebird Care offices all over Ireland offer this comprehensive service and are available to consult without obligation. Check out our website for your local office and a representative will be able to talk to you about a care plan designed to suit your families needs.