Siobhán Hackett set up Hackett Homecare 8 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.
Siobhan is extremely caring and a great listener, unlike previous employment I am not afraid to approach my employer without feeling nervous or uncomfortable. In this company the staff are equally as important as the client and that’s what makes it work. I have never seen clients looked after and treated so well. I would, with no doubt, trust this company to look after and care for any one of my family as they only hire staff who meet very strict criteria that will benefit both the client and their families. It is a privilege to work for Hackett Homecare.
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.