Our staff, your HomeCare family

We recruit the best and train for excellence.

The role and function of our Medical Director, with over 35 years’ experience in the Medical profession, is to provide managerial and clinical leadership.


Home Care Manager: Joan Browne
Our Home Care Manager is Ms Joan Browne with over 20 years’ experience in the nursing profession to include Director of Nursing & Midwifery in the HSE. Joan has a significant track record of achievement in leading the delivery of high quality care. During her career in Bantry General Hospital Joan implemented a range of initiatives to improve service delivery for older people including the setting up of a Rehabilitation Unit and an Acute Stroke Unit, both award winning units.

Our Professional CARE Givers
All staff employed by Home& Away Care are thoroughly screened and Garda vetted, skilfully trained, compassionate and reliable. Every effort is made to match your carer to your preferences while tailoring our services to meet your needs. We always ask the question would we be happy to have this carer provide care to our mother, father, sister or brother.

We recruit the best and train for excellence.


As you would expect from any friend or family member, all on your Home & Away Care team are compassionate, kind and enthusiastic. All on the team are drawn from the local and broader community and all are skilled and knowledgeable. They will support you in a way which meets your needs and aspirations. We recognise that it is essential to ensure we have the right people with the right attitudes, skills, values and experience, providing the high standard of care you deserve. We work to ensure that all on the Home & Away care team are adequately up skilled to meet your specific needs which is why ‘we recruit the best and train for excellence’ .

When you invite us to join in your care we will discuss with you your needs and expectations. You may want companionship and a helping hand with some or all of the activities of daily living such as moving about, dressing, eating and light housekeeping. You may also wish to try and do some of these tasks yourself but are not able at present. You may have recently been admitted to hospital or suffered a period of illness or injury and are concerned about managing at home. You may have difficulty with:

  • Preparing meals
  • Cleaning and shopping
  • Getting out of and going to bed
  • Taking your medication
  • Washing and going to the toilet

We will agree with you how we can support you to do these things independently and work with you (ReAblement) to reach your goals and independence at home and in the community.

You may require specialist Nursing Care at home while recovering from an illness or injury or following hospitalisation. The Home & Aware Care team of carers, nurses, doctors and therapists– your Care Family, will assist in your recovery and help manage your health problems –some of which can only be safely carried out by a Nurse such as managing difficult leg ulcers which need special dressings or care of a catheter to helping you manage your diabetes, cardiac condition, arthritis, dementia, bronchitis, physical disability etc. We will assist YOU to understand and participate in creating a health care plan that works for you .