Wins Prestigious Age Friendly Award

LOCAL HOMECARE SERVICE PROVIDER RECIEVES PRESTIGIOUS AGE FRIENDLY AWARD, one of Ireland’s leading providers of homecare and home nursing services, has been awarded the 2013 Drogheda & District Chamber of Commerce Age Friendly Business Award in recognition of its contributions to the local community and its age-friendly services.

The company, which has its head office in Dundalk, received the award In recognition for providing responsive, caring, professional and accessible age friendly services in an innovative and cost effective manner to the ageing generation.

During the competition process, the Drogheda & District Chamber paid special commendation to’s charity health screening days which it holds regularly in locations throughout the country. The health screening days invite members of the public to avail of blood sugar, lung function, blood pressure and BMI tests in return for a small donation to a local charity. To coincide with its latest award, will host another of its charity screening days tomorrow Friday 29th at Laurence Centre in Drogheda in aid of Age Action Ireland. provides tailored home support and nursing care in a range of areas including respite, assisted hospital discharge, assisted living, care for children with special needs or illness, and specialised care for those with dementia. Launched in 2004, now has centres in Dundalk, Cork, Waterford,Galway and Dublin, and employs a nationwide team of carers and registered nurses. The group’s philosophy is that people are happier and live longer in the comfort of their own homes.

Commenting on the award, Blathnait Ni Mhurchu, Nationwide Homecare Manager with said: “We are delighted to receive this prestigious award. It shows recognition for our high quality homecare service provision, our dedicated team of caregivers and nurses, and our hard-working team, who have a firm belief and a strong passion for the services we deliver and the people we care for.”

“The award recognises the benefits of good collaboration between community and business. We are continually engaging with local voluntary age-friendly organisations to ensure our clients have full access to all services available to them. It’s very exciting to see our business go from strength to strength while staying true to our core ethos of keeping people happier and healthier in the safety and comfort of their own homes.”

Tomorrow (Friday November 29th) will be holding a health screening day at the Laurence Centre in Drogheda in aid of Age Action Ireland. The tests will be available from 9am to 5pm and will be carried out by a team of registered nurses. is asking for a donation of €3 per test or three tests for €5. All donations will be used to support the work of Age Action Ireland.