Congratulations are in order to Kiltormer Nursing home who won the Nursing Home Social and Recreational Programme Award at the Nursing Home Ireland Care Awards 2018!
No easy feat - all the nursing homes in Ireland apply for these awards and then it's narrowed down to just 3 finalists. Sinead McCormack and Gordon Glynn were called up to Dublin for an interview with 2 judges from the NHI judging panel after they were shortlisted. They are beyond honoured and delighted to win this award for Kiltormer Nursing Home. It's great to see small nursing homes being recognised. In addition to this Award, last year they won an NHI award for the Community Initiative Award based on how they involve the community with the Home.
Goretti, Derek, Sinead and Gordan work alongside their wonderful team tirelessly to deliver on all the various activities they do inside and outside the Home. They are determined to make Kiltormer Nursing Home "A Home from Home".
Sinead has been employed with Kiltormer Nursing Home for the past 3 years and has 8 years’ experience as a Care Assistant. Sinead is the Activities Co Ordinator in the Nursing Home and is qualified as a Sonas Practitioner which she practises twice a week in the home. She is also qualified as the Manual/Patient Handling Instructor since 2015 and is a fire safety trainer. Sinead is very passionate about her job and loves to encourage all her residents to get involved on a daily basis as she sees what a positive affect these activities have on the residents.
Gordon is the manager/owner of the family run centre for the last 12 years. Gordon previously worked in banking for 10 years and finished up to help run the family business with his brother Derek. Gordon is very involved in the local community and encourages as much involvement as possible. Gordon is very hands on in the centre with the residents and activities. Gordon has opened a new mini pet-farm in the centre as an attraction to the residents/ families and the locals when they visit.
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