Care Staff at Haven Bay bring a variety of skills and expertise to the centre, from working as home helps to experience in art therapy and dementia care. All staff employed have experience working in the caring industry.
All staff employed undertake an extensive induction program and manual handling training to ensure best practices are instilled and maintained. We introduce all our staff to Haven Bay’s specific policies and procedures from the outset to maintain excellent standards of care. We support and encourage all team members to participate in further education opportunities. The management team ensure regular training is provided in topics such as Tissue Viability; Infection Control; Nutrition and Dietetics; Dementia Care and Age-appropriate Activity Planning.
A local resident, Owen is a Civil Engineer and prior to developing Haven Bay, Owen thoroughly researched care homes and retirement villages on both sides of the Atlantic.The concept of Independent Living Apartments, a Care Centre and on site GP surgery is unique to Haven Bay Care Village. Owen is committed to ensuring Haven Bay grows in the future, continuing to provide an excellence in care with state of the art equipment and facilities.
Helen is a Chartered Accountant, with 20 years’ experience in senior finance roles both in Ireland and overseas.
She has gained extensive experience in a range of industries including information technology, outsourcing and manufacturing. Prior to becoming involved with Haven Bay she was a member of the senior management team in a large Cork nursing home.
Helen has been with Haven Bay since its inception. Since then, Helen has, in partnership with the owners and staff, worked hard to implement systems and procedures to ensure this nursing home maintains the highest standards.
Yvonne completed her nurse training over 20 years ago in London. Following her qualification as a Staff Nurse, Yvonne continued her education gaining a Diploma in Nursing from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She then completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters in Communications. She has completed a Diploma in Management and Employee Relations.
Yvonne joined Haven Bay Care Centre as Director of Care in July 2010. More importantly however is her warmness and caring character which typifies the care offered at Haven Bay Care Centre. Yvonne leads by example with her dedicated Staff.
Some of Yvonne’s initiatives include Advance Care Directives and technology to assist communication. Following the completion of a course on Gerontology Yvonne strives to improve the life of older people in residential care.
During Jill’s 20 year nursing career, she has occupied senior management roles from Director of Nursing to Clinical Nurse Manager in a number of large continuing care settings. Jill has worked for nearly 15 years in of care of the older adult. Jill’s areas of special interest include tissue viability and end of life care, with Jill leading our End of Life Care Committee.
“Residents are an integral part of our broader community.” This is the belief that drives Deirdre to constantly explore and maintain links within the community of Kinsale. Deirdre’s passion for her community and residents has culminated in Haven Bay Care Centre Residents being involved in a myriad of events. Community fundraisers, Positive Ageing Week and Community Art events are all attended if not hosted by our Residents. This immersion in the community promotes a feeling of fulfilment and value to all involved.
Care Staff at Haven Bay bring a variety of skills and expertise to the centre, from working as home helps, to experience in art therapy and dementia care. All staff have experience working in the caring industry.
All staff employed undertake an extensive induction program and manual handling training to ensure best practices are instilled and maintained.
“We were always made feel welcome”
“The staff were so respectful and gave 110% to both Mum and ourselves”
“always helpful and courteous”
“I was ever so grateful to the doctors, staff and particularly Yvonne for their patience..."
“She was cared for in Haven Bay as one would treat a relative”