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Blandina Mwanyopa, “The Perfect CAREGiver” - CAREGiver of the Year 2018

May 01, 2018
It takes an extraordinary person with a passion to serve others to be named CAREGiver of the Year. Blandina Mwanyopa of Kilmainham was selected from a pool of more than 4,500 professional CAREGivers in Ireland to receive the National CAREGiver of the Year Award. Referred to by clients as “the perfect CAREGiver”, she was selected for her compassionate service and exceptional commitment to enhancing the lives of older people and their families. 

Blandina has been working with Home Instead Senior Care Ballsbridge for the last year and provides older people with companionship and home care services (personal care, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, errands and shopping) to help them remain independent at home. CAREGivers also have the opportunity to participate in a specialised training programme accredited by City & Guilds to meet the unique care needs of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other Dementias.  

“We are very proud of Blandina, and are so happy to honour her for this fantastic achievement. We wanted to acknowledge her dedication and the compassionate care she provides older people in the local community”, said Michael McElligott of Home Instead Senior Care Ballsbridge on the Merrion Road, Dublin 4. “CAREGivers are truly the heart and soul of the Home Instead Senior Care brand and we are particularly pleased that this accolade has been received by a Ballsbridge CAREGiver for the last two years in a row”.  

Ireland’s leading senior care information website,, reviewed the submissions for CAREGiver of the Year and selected the regional finalists and national winner. Sheila Ebbs, founder of said:  “We are delighted to choose Blandina Mwanyopa as CAREGiver of the Year for 2018. Her dedication, thoughtfulness, attention to detail, and good humour are abundantly clear from the wonderful testimonies of those under her care. CAREGivers are hidden forces for good in our communities, improving lives by nurturing dignity, independence, and sparking joy in simple pleasures. Blandina is an inspiration and a beacon of hope for a more compassionate society.” 

The Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver of the Year Award is one of the most prestigious honours in the Home Instead Senior Care network. Each year, a CAREGiver who embodies the values of the CAREGiving spirit is selected among all Home Instead Senior Care CAREGivers and is nationally recognised and honoured.  

For more information on CAREGiving opportunities in the local community visit