Wicklow woman Siobhan O’Connor is crowned regional carer of the year

Julie Roberts, Regional Manager. Siobhán O'Connor, Regional Winner and Bríd Gould, Managing Director of Comfort Keepers.

Wicklow’s Siobhan O’Connor has been crowned Comfort Keepers’ top care giver in the entire Wicklow region. The award was made in recognition of her work with older people in Wicklow and saw her ranked highest among Comfort Keepers in the region. This is the second year of the Comfort Keepers Home Care Awards which was started to recognise the extraordinary work of carers.

Said Siobhan, “I decided to work as a carer having cared for my own mother for many years.  I love being able to help other people and I think caring is a great way to do that.   I’m delighted to have been chosen as regional winner and one of the four finalists for the Carer of the Year award.   But I also want to say it’s a team effort. I work with a fantastic group of people in Comfort Keepers so I feel these awards are recognition for all of our work together as a team.”

“Comfort Keepers Home Care believes in constantly improving its service. These awards are designed to highlight the extraordinary work done and to encourage everyone within the company to emulate the best,” said Brid Gould, Managing Director. “We care for our clients as though caring for a member of our own family.  Our excellent quality of home and elderly care has been recognised independently and Comfort Keepers is the number one ranked provider of home care packages to the HSE.”

Comfort Keepers has been helping older people and people with disabilities to live their lives as fully at home for as long possible in Wicklow since 2010.

The nominations process for carer of the year began in April with client satisfaction surveys. Those surveys were sent out to all clients and they were given the option to nominate a carer. 17 carers representing 17 teams from around the country were selected and awarded local carer of the year. “These 17 men and women represent all that is good about homecare in Ireland, they are exceptional individuals”, said Brid Gould. From the 17 local winners, 4 regional carers of the year were selected with Siobhan being crowned Regional Carer of the Year for Wicklow.

Comfort Keepers has been helping people in Ireland stay comfortable in their own homes since 2005 and right from the outset, has sought to ensure Q Mark, ISO9001, and Healthmark as a standard.

“We congratulate Siobhan and wish her all the best for the coming year”, said Brid Gould.

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