"We care for others as we would like to be cared for ourselves"

Elizabeth Nicholson, Founder and Managing Director

After a decade working in hospital administration, Elizabeth established Private HomeCare in 1989. The business was acquired by CPL in 2010, who retained Elizabeth as Managing Director. Private HomeCare is celebrating it's 30th year in business in 2019 under Elizabeth’s continuous direction and day to day management.

Elizabeth is a founder member of both Ireland’s Professional Institute of Care Providers (PICP) and Home Community Care Ireland (HCCI). She holds a Diploma in Management and Industrial Relations from the National College of Ireland.

She is on the board of two charities; the Lucan Centre and Tritonville Residential Trust. She is a former Director of Age Action Ireland and was a member of the Lucan Host Committee during the world Special Olympics (hosted by Ireland in 2003). 

Elizabeth's hobbies include swimming and property restoration.
 


 Anne Marks, Client Manager

Anne has worked in Private HomeCare since 1993 following a career in administration and team management with SIAC, Folen Publishing and Honeywell.

Along with the founder of Private HomeCare, Anne is a key part of the management team that has developed the business over three decades.

Anne’s wealth of experience is second-to-none in the caring industry in Ireland. This is evidenced by Private HomeCare’s high level of referrals from satisfied clients, who value Anne’s empathy and expertise.

Anne manages our team of Client Administrators who each look after client rostering, and day-to-day needs.
She also has a background as a volunteer counsellor working with young adults. In her free time, Anne plays tennis every week in her local club, enjoys gardening and is an avid reader.

Nurse and Community Team

Deviga Karunanithi, Nurse Manager
Deviga graduated from Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University in Chennai, India in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science and Nursing degree. She then went on to do a further two years of fulltime study to achieve a Masters of Science and Nursing, specialising in Mental Health Nursing.

After a period lecturing in Mental Health Nursing, Deviga left academia. She has worked with Private HomeCare for 3 years and previously worked in the Marley Nursing Home, Rathfarnham, for 4 years.

Deviga and Client Co-ordinator Mary Tuffy work closely together to visits clients and draft Care Plans. As Nurse Manager, Deviga will typically visit a client twice, once for assessment and one to train carers.

In her spare time, Deviga enjoys cooking.

 

Mary Tuffy, Client Co-ordinator

With 30 years experience in the care industry, Mary has worked in The Mater Hospitals (both public and private) and the Leopardstown Park Hospital.
Now Client Co-ordinator, at Private HomeCare, Mary’s role is to assess the care that is needed for each of our clients to live at home. Each client has different needs e.g. disability or post-operative or seniors.
Drawing on her expertise, Mary will detail a Care Plan for carers to follow to ensure your needs and wishes are met. She will also check your home to make recommendations for your care and comfort
Mary (and our Nurse Manager) will visit you at least once every 6 months to assess your changing needs and to update your care plan if necessary.
Mary also represents Private HomeCare on teamwork case meetings which bring all your care providers together, both public and private, to ensure your best needs are met.
In her spare time, Mary is a member of a Sunday walking club and likes to swim once a week.

HR and Recruitment Team

Patsy Philpott, Recruitment and Compliance Manager

Patsy has worked with Private HomeCare for 8 years. Prior to this, she was a Recruitment and Training Manager with Next plc where she worked in a variety of roles for 18 years. Previously, Patsy worked with McDonalds Headquarters.
In her recruitment role, Patsy will most likely be the first person carers meet as she interviews and carries out background checks.
Post recruitment, Patsy ensures all carers maintain compliance with our rigorous standards, those of the HSE, current legislation and our insurance provider.
Patsy enjoys spending time with her dog, walking and reading.
 

Gosia Krasowska, Recruitment and Compliance Administrator

Gosia supports our HR and Training Manager in all aspects of recruitment and compliance.
Prior to joining Private HomeCare, she worked in the hospitality industry for 8 years as a Supervisor. She studied Economics and has a Fetac Level 5 in eBusiness.
In her first role with us, Gosia worked as a Client Administrator for over a year so understands client and carer needs. This is particuarly helpful when interviewing our new carers.
Gosia loves music and going to concerts as well as travelling.
 

Training and Compliance Team

 
Anna Lloyd  
Anna Lloyd, Training Manager
Anna delivers all the training courses offered by Private HomeCare. A certified trainer, she holds the following qualifications : Professional Diploma in Education, Higher Diploma in Business in Marketing, Certificate in First Line Business Management, National Diploma in Humanities in Montessori Education.
With 11 years experience in the care industry. Anna combines her practical knowledge with her training skills to ensure all learners achieve their goals, in a friendly and supportive learning environment.
Previously Anna has volunteered in Sri Lanka. She has recently taking up boxing as a hobby!
 
Linda Chadwick, Training and Compliance Co-Ordinator
With a Degree in Law and Business, and a Masters in Strategy and Innovation from NUI Maynooth,
Linda is more than qualified to support and develop our inhouse Training Department.
In her Compliance role, Linda ensures that all of our carers meet the required standards, and encourages them to develop to the next level of certification and career options.
For her master’s thesis, Linda’s topic was the impact of first aid kits in emergency situations with the Irish Red Cross.
Prior to joining Private HomeCare, Linda worked in the travel industry for several years. Her hobbies include reading and swimming.
 

Client Administration Team

Our client administration team support clients on a day to day basis, ensuring that your team of carers are in place to support you, as and when you require them. They are your first port of call for any enquiries and questions.
 
Rita Maycock Sinead Heffernan   Anne Courtney

Rita Maycock, Senior Client Administrator

Rita has worked with Private HomeCare for 14 years. She is very experienced in supporting clients to ensure the client and carer relationship is organised and rostered with clear communications between all parties.
Prior to joining Private HomeCare, Rita worked for 19 years in customer service with Reckitt.
She has a Certificate in Middle Management from the National College of Ireland (NCI).
In her free time, Rita enjoys walking and has a great love of travel, citing New York as her favourite destination.

Sinead Heffernan, Client Administrator

Sinead has also worked with Private HomeCare for 14 years as a Client Administrator.. She has a Diploma in Business, from Ballyfermot College of Further Education.
Her previous experience was in IT Support with Hewlett Packard, where she gained several promotions.
Sinead enjoys walking and hiking, and recommends Bray Head and the Sugarloaf Mountain as great days out.

Aga Majewska, Client Administrator

Aga is the newest member of our Client Administration team. She joined us 6 months ago from the 4 star Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort., where she was Assistant Manager, Housekeeping.
In this role Aga managed a team of 20 staff, and brings to Private HomeCare her experience in all health and safety matters as well as rostering and quality checks.
She previously worked at the 4 star Osprey Hotel.
Aga enjoys going to the gym and reading in her free time.

Anne Courtney, Finance

Anne is another long standing valued member of staff. She has worked with us for 18 years in our finance department. A native of Lucan, Anne enjoys a short 5 minute walking commute to work every day!