Eileen Dolan from Kilmeague, Co. Kildare has been announced as the Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver of the Year 2014. She was presented with her award by Mick Kearney, Chairman of Home Instead Senior Care and Manager of the Ireland Rugby Team and local Rugby Legend, Jenny Murphy, member of the Ireland Ladies Rugby Team and daughter of Hannah Murphy local HSE Public Health Nurse.
Described as "a natural caregiver" by her employer, Amanda Bohan, Managing Director of Home Instead Senior Care based in Kilcullen, Eileen was commended for the sincere and dedicated care she offers her clients, many of whom have been particularly vulnerable.
Home Instead Senior Care provides non-medical, in-home services allowing seniors to continue living independently in their own homes for longer than might otherwise be possible. CAREGivers assist with duties such as light housekeeping, personal care, running errands, transport to medical and social appointments, meal preparation and companionship. Specialist services include post-hospital convalescent care, palliative care and expert Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia care.
"Eileen has been with us since we opened for business in 2010 and is one of our longest serving CAREGivers. Since that time she has made an amazing difference to the lives of over 30 clients in her care. Eileen’s natural, gentle no fuss approach along with exceptional care skills and tremendous compassion make her such an ideal person for emergencies, challenging care cases or for end of life, palliative care”, says Amanda.
She continues: “Eileen manages to keep her own personal issues or problems at the door and even though she suffers with arthritis and juggles family life she supports clients and their families emotionally and mentally as well as physically”.
“Eileen is a natural, holistic CAREGiver and is a very genuine person. I would love her to care for one of my family. ‘ We are so very proud of her that she has been recognised as the best CAREGiver of 2014’.
Home Instead Senior Care employs 4,000 CAREGivers throughout the country.
Further information is available from the Kilcullen office on 045 484 623 or visit www.homeinstead.ie
Pictured L-R: Amanda Bohan, Managing Director, Home Instead Senior Care Kildare and Laois, Eileen Dolan, National Home Instead CAREGiver of the Year 2014, Michael Kearney, Chairman, Home Instead Senior Care Ireland and Team Manager, Ireland Rugby Team and local Rugby Legend, Jenny Murphy,member of the Ireland Ladies Rugby Team.