Published By Elaine Parsons on May 22, 2018
Right at Home, one of Ireland’s leading homecare providers, is expanding its presence in Ireland with the creation of 30 jobs at its new service in Cork today (22.05.2018).
Right at Home Cork will be managed by Cork native and returning emigrant Cian O’Sullivan who spent 15 years working in management consultancy in the health and pharmaceutical sectors in London. Eager to return home to start his own business, Cian was delighted when an opportunity arose to open a ‘Right at Home’ service in Cork.
“I have personal experience of how vital good-quality, flexible homecare can be to an older person and to their families. The care provided to my grandmother at her home for the last number of years has inspired me to establish the Right at Home office in Cork. I am passionate about providing high-quality care to our clients. Our vision is to make Right At Home the number one homecare provider in Cork.”
The company has already hired a number of office and care staff and are planning to hire a further 30 care assistants by the end of 2018.
Mr O’Sullivan continued, “Our care assistants make a positive difference to the daily lives of the people they care for. The roles have flexible hours with responsibilities including companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping and personal care. At Right at Home, we don’t just provide essential care needs. Our care assistants do all they can to ensure our clients can enjoy living at home - and going out - in a safe environment. Our aim is for them to enjoy strong relationships with well-suited carers.
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald officially opened Right at Home Cork at their premises in Wilton. Speaking at officially opening, Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald said, “I am delighted to officially open Right at Home Cork. Community health planning is one of my key priorities for Cork. Our city has an ageing population and services like Right at Home means that older people and people with disabilities can be provided with care in their own homes and in the communities that they love.”
Right at Home opened its first service in Ireland in January 2013 with the aim of providing high-quality care to older people and people with disabilities in the comfort of their own homes.
Speaking about the expansion, David McKone, Managing Director of Right at Home Ireland, said: “Demand for homecare services is growing exponentially, with an increasing number of people needing care and assistance to continue living independently. We are delighted to be able to provide high-quality, tailored care through our services in Cork where 21% of the population is over 65.
“Cian is dedicated to making the business a success and to the provision of high-quality, professional and reliable care to older people and people with disabilities in the comfort of their own home. We now have branches in Dublin, and Galway and with our latest addition in Cork, we are looking to expand throughout the rest of the country.”