THE local branch of a national firm providing support services to the elderly has just won a top award.
Home Instead Senior Care, which has a home care support centre on the Dock Road, has received the Leader II Award from the parent firm.
The award recognises the businesses’ achievement in Limerick.
The owner of the local franchise, former rugby star Liam Toland, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have received this award. We have an amazing and dedicated team in Limerick and we will continue to actively change the face of ageing by providing the highest quality of care to older people. We employ the most compassionate caregivers who are fully trained, garda-vetted and matched in personality to those they care for. We are very proud to know we are supporting older people to live happy, healthy and independent lives at home for longer than otherwise possible”.
Home Instead Senior Care serves 100 elderly clients from its base, which employs approximately 140 people.
Mr Toland has previously said he expects to grow his business by about 30%, such is the demand he has seen from those in later life.
The firm opened in 2009 in the Dock Road, and employs ‘Care Givers’ who provide home care help to seniors and their families who need assistance with everyday activities