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Meet the Team

Kevin, Geraldine, Val, and Michael Joy

The primary goal for our staff is the promotion of optimum health, happiness and independence which is undertaken with consideration for the feelings and views of the resident. We strive to be recognised as the leader in providing personalised services and care. In order to maintain and enhance the quality of life of our residents; we monitor, review and update standards of care on an ongoing basis, while continuing staff training and professional development in a professional yet fun environment.

Geraldine Joy

Geraldine Joy was the Director of Nursing in Lisheen from 1988 until 2008 where she appointed Valerie Joy as the Director of Nursing. Geraldine is one of the authorised persons to act on behalf of the registered provider and Co-Director of Nursing. Geraldine is a Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife and Registered Public Health Nurse, and had worked for many years in acute and primary healthcare. Geraldine was a member of Nursing Homes Nursing Project and also previously co-chaired the HSE, Dublin Mid Leinster/Nursing Homes Committee. Geraldine also holds a qualification in Clinical Governance and Quality Management in Residential Care Settings for Older People.

Valerie Joy

Valerie Joy, Director of Nursing is a registered nurse with experience within hospital and community settings, specialising in Older Person Care and Stroke Rehabilitation. Val has represented Nursing Home Ireland on several committees and has previously held positions including being a member of the Fitness to Practice Committee of NMBI, the National Safeguarding Committee, the Board of NHI and other positions on National Advisory Groups for the Department of Health, HIQA and the NMBI. Val has responsibility for all issues relating to the care and welfare of residents, liaising with families and other health care professionals. Within her role, Val also supports staff in the provision of person centred care through continuous staff development and training. She is a qualified moving and handling, CPR and Safeguarding instructor. Val is also involved in the development of Policies and Standards and completed a Higher Certificate in Health Services Management in the University of Limerick. She has an ardent interest in Dementia Care and has completed a Masters in Dementia Care with Dublin City University. Val also has a qualification in Clinical Governance and Quality Management in Residential Care Settings for Older People, Infection Prevention & Control in Healthcare and a Certificate in Clinical Care with the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

Kevin Joy

Kevin Joy, Director and Chief Financial Officer is a qualified Electronics Engineer. Kevin oversees the management and delivery of the finances in Lisheen.

Michael Joy

Michael Joy, Facilities Manager provides full maintenance service in Lisheen and liaises with various outside contractors regarding servicing and maintenance requirements. Michael has a Degree in Building Services Management, a Degree in Civil Engineering and a Degree in Quantity Surveying. Michael is also a trained Fire Safety Officer.

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