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Home Instead Senior Care opens new offices at Thurles

mhoctor Máire Hoctor, Minister for Older People officially opened the offices of ‘Home Instead Senior Care‘ at Racecourse Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary this week.

The Home Instead Senior Care organisation was founded in Omaha, Nebraska in 1994 and in June 1995 the company began franchising.

By 1998, Home Instead Senior Care had grown to 99 offices and was recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the 100 fastest growing franchise companies in the United States.

Ed Murphy – President of Irish Private Home Care Association (IPHCA) and Chief Executive of Home Instead Senior Care and Mick Kearney brought the master franchise of Home Instead Senior Care to Ireland.  There are now some fourteen offices opened in Ireland.

Services provided by ‘Home Instead Senior Care’ include;

Personal care (meal preparation, assistance with personal hygiene and medication reminders).
Home care (light housekeeping, laundry, transport to shops and appointments).
Respite and Convalescent care.
Early Dementia and Alzheimer care.
Care management by qualified personnel.

Speaking at the opening of the Thurles office, Minister Hoctor, T.D., stated

“For many, as we get older, our first choice is to remain living at home in the communities which we are part of, rooted to and familiar with. This desire is reflected and supported by Government policy which aims to support older people to live in their own community for as long as possible. The service which Home Instead Senior Care provides enables older people to have a greater sense of control over their own lives. Home Instead Senior Care expands the options available to older people as they make decisions about their lives and how they choose to live”.

Home Instead Senior Care won the ‘Best Emerging Franchise Business‘ in 2006. In March 2008 they won the Small Firms Association‘s ‘National Business Service Award‘ and in November 2008 won the ‘Franchise Business of the Year‘ Award.

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