Micheal Rodgers – Proprietor
Slieve Dhu opened its doors in 1990 when we welcomed our first residents with the primary aim of providing ‘superb quality with dedicated care’. I wanted to open an establishment where residents could enjoy high quality care in comfort and enjoyable surroundings; a place they could call home, for a short time or longer convalescence.
The success of the home over the past 20 years has been due to the hard working dedicated staff and the management team. We constantly look to improve the services we offer, updating the surroundings and ensuring our residents have all they need while at Slieve Dhu.
“I am proud of what we have achieved, and along with our dedicated team, will continue to provide the highest standard of care in the years ahead.”
Mandy Lacey – Nurse Manager
Mandy started her career as a care assistant in a nursing home environment providing hands on care to the elderly residents whilst completing her nurse training. After she qualified she spent time working in hospitals on a variety of wards. She also spent time gaining experience in Hospices, the community and nursing homes. Whilst working in the community, she specialised in wound care. Since qualifying she has obtained a range of specialised qualifications to enhance her knowledge and level of care, some of which include a BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care, Diplomas in Wound Care, Leg Ulcers, Diabetes, Research, Palliative Care and Care of the elderly.
” I enjoy working with the elderly and I am extremely passionate about what I do. Today’s elderly have lived amazing lives; I love listening to all their stories. My aim for Slieve Dhu is for it to be a centre of excellence in the provision of elderly care by educating and supporting the staff and also by providing a welcoming and supporting environment for the residents and relatives.”
Deborah Hyland – Activities Co-Ordinator
Deborah has been the Activities Coordinator at Slieve Dhu since 2014, and works full time Monday to Friday. Deborah’s main role is to plan, organise and deliver a varied Activity Programme for our residents on a daily basis. Deborah plans her activities around the likes and dislikes of our residents , she is always very creative and loves the residents and family members to get involved.
A lot of our main activities take part in our main Day room, i.e. Bingo, quizzes, arts and crafts, music, film, flower arranging and lots more. For those residents who are perhaps less able or prefer to remain in their rooms Deborah will build a ‘one to one’ programme, and will engage with family members to find out the persons likes and dislikes.
“I believe a well organised, varied Activities Programme is essential for the well being of our residents. Activities that are stimulating both mentally and physically and above all, fun, as I believe to have fun and laugh is a healer in itself. I love my job here and it’s a joy to see the results of how our varied activity programme can assist in the wellbeing of each resident.”