About Private HomeCare

Celebrating 30 years in Business

Why Private HomeCare?

Private HomeCare is Ireland’s longest established home care provider.

We were the first home care company in Ireland to be awarded the international standard quality award, ISO. Our commitment to quality has never wavered.

Our ethos has never changed:  “We care for others as we would like to be cared for ourselves”

We are a HSE recognised and approved provider of home care, and have been for many years.

We have our own Home Care Training Department and so do not outsource training to third parties like most of our competitors.

Our founder, Elizabeth Nicholson has been Managing Director since the day she started the company.

In 2019 we celebrate 30 years in business.

We have a vast amount of experience. No-one knows more about caring for people at home than we do.

We are Ireland’s most expert provider of home care.

We are Irish owned and managed. We are not a franchise.

Who do we Care for?

We care for anyone who needs it, at any age, in any circumstance. Our range of services is wide and varied, from companionship and a helping hand through to 24/7 specialist care.

If you or your family ever need home help, we know what to do. You are not alone. We invite your questions, queries and concerns. We are here to help you.

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

In this video, Managing Director Elizabeth Nicholson provides an overview of what Private Home Care does.

Meet Our Team

Elizabeth Nicholson - Managing Director

After almost a decade working in hospital administration, Elizabeth started Private HomeCare in 1989. Today the company is Ireland’s longest established home care provider. In 2010, Private HomeCare became part of the CPL Group, which has 41 offices worldwide.

In 2019, Private HomeCare celebrates it’s 30th year in business, under Elizabeth’s continuous direction and day to day management.

She is a former Director of Age Action Ireland and was a volunteer member of the Lucan Host Committee during the world Special Olympics, hosted by Ireland in 2003. Elizabeth is currently a Board member of a voluntary organisation involved in sheltered accommodation/Elderly Project.

She was a founding Director of the Professional Institute of Care Providers (PICP).

Elizabeth holds a Diploma in Management and Industrial Relations from the National College of Ireland.

In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys property restoration and swimming.

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.

Anne also has a background as a volunteer counsellor working with young adults.

Anne’s plays tennis every week in her local club and enjoys European city breaks.

Nurse and Community Team

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.

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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 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 supports our Recruitment 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 particularly helpful when interviewing our new careers

Gosia loves music and going to concerts as well as travelling.

Training and Compliance Team

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 taken up boxing as a hobby!

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 formal first aid training 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

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 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 joined us in early 2019 from the 4 star Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort., where she was Assistant Manager, Housekeeping. Previously, she worked at the 4 star Osprey Hotel.

In this role Aga managed a team of 20 staff. She brings to Private HomeCare her experience in all health and safety matter,s as well as rostering and quality checks.

Aga enjoys going to the gym and reading in her free time.

Prior to joining Private HomeCare in 2019, Jessica worked as a Healthcare Assistant with elderly people for five years. This experience includes working in a Nursing Home.
Jessica has a FETAC Level 5 in Pre-Nursing Studies and a FETAC Level 5 in  Reception, Operation and Services. She was awarded a Distinction in both courses.
During her Pre Nursing Studies course, Jessica spent time in Sweden in a foreign exchange trip where she experienced the Swedish health care system, and had a great travel experience.

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!