Siobhán Hackett set up Hackett Homecare 9 years ago as she was disappointed with the quality of care being offered within the community. Siobhán started working as a Health Care Assistant while she was completing an honours degree in psychology 15 years ago.
As a care assistant, Siobhán has witnessed sub-standard levels of care in existing homecare agencies, the hire of inexperienced and untrained care assistants, poor employee screening and lack of responsive management training and support.
Siobhán was shortlisted for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Awards 2014 & is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Core Credit Union.
It is through this experience that Siobhán recognised that there was room in the homecare market for a for a first class homecare provider that would deliver an excellent level of care to each client, in addition to supporting and empowering care assistants through constant evaluation, support and training.
“Our care assistants make a huge difference in the lives of our wonderful clients. We believe that our care assistants are our greatest asset and it is with this understanding that we believe our homecare service is superior to others”
Today many companies that provide care assistants do so with the bare minimum standards of screening and selection. A small handful of companies are raising the bar on these standards and Hackett Homecare is helping to raise that bar. We diligently seek out remarkably caring, patient and friendly people to work with our clients.
My work as a carer to the elderly is more than just a job, knowing I can make a difference to their life means the world to me and to care for them just as I would my own elderly parents. I love to listen to their stories and also share mine with them too. Their safety and well-being is of utmost importance to me so therefore we build up the trust required to make them feel at ease and comfortable with the loving care I am providing.
It is a pleasure to be a part of the Hackett Homecare team, to work with people that care not just for their clients but also for their employees. I am supported in all aspects of my job and Siobhan is always on hand if needed. Hackett Homecare always ensures clients and carers are compatible with each other to which I have wonderful relationships with my clients and their families.