Home Instead Tipperary CAREgiver of the Year 2012


Above Picture shows, Left – Right; Home Instead’s Michael Wright, Marie Looby, Geraldine Hoyne, and Mary Healy.  Client’s family: Helen Gleeson, Brian Gleeson,  Home Instead’s Teresa Nolan, Christina Carroll and in the front row is Mrs Elizabeth Thompson and her daughter Ann Ryan.

Home Instead Senior Care is delighted to announce that Gortnahoe’s Mary Healy has been awarded the honour of “Home Instead Tipperary’s CAREgiver of the Year 2012.”

Mary, a native of Gortnahoe, near Thurles, started working with Home Instead Senior Care in 2010, when she decided to become a CAREGiver.

Despite having no initial formal training in caring, Mary went on to receive tutoring in Patient Dementia, Patient Handling and Fetac Level 5 Practical Home Care Skills,” explains Michael Wright, Owner Home Instead Senior Care.

This annual Tipperary Award, now in its third year, gives deserved recognition to all 90 amazing Home Instead CAREGivers who, more often than not, go above and beyond the call of duty, with this year being no exception. Home Instead Senior Care CAREGivers visit people in their own homes and assist people to stay independent at home, longer than would otherwise be possible.

Mary has cared for over 20 such families since joining Home Instead and in each case has formed trusted relationships with her clients. She has put smiles on faces and filled houses with song. Whether she is assisting someone with memory difficulties, or caring in palliative care cases, Mary is always offering her clients peace, dignity and care.

Helen Gleeson, whose father Mary calls to, says “Mary is a gentle soul, who is very professional and very kind. Daddy is mad about her and this has made life easier for all our family, knowing Mary is calling out to Dad.”

For more information about Home Instead Senior Care call Tel: 0504 91100 or visit

Note: Tax relief is available against this service, which significantly reduces the total cost of home care.


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