The management and governance of Central Park Nursing Home is directed by a team of dedicated and committed members of staff who continually strive to raise standards of care.
Caroline Maguire – Registered Provider
Registered General Nurse with 15 years experience, 12 years experience working with the elderly. Caroline received a degree in nursing in New York, U.S.A. Management experience as OR coordinator managing 14 OR rooms in Bellevue Hospital working with pre-surgical, surgical, and post Surgical patients working closely with a multi-disciplinary team. She gained a lot of knowledge and experience in gerontology working with the elderly in private care in Manhattan. She opened Central Park Nursing Home on November 15th 1999 with her husband both of whom manage the facility. She has completed courses in Medication Management, Crisis Prevention, Restraint and Elderly Abuse, Dementia Care and Challenging Behaviour, Venepuncture therapy, Manual Lifting and Handling, Fire and Safety, Health and Safety, and attended The Process of Inspection and Regulating Nursing Homes Ireland, and has completed a post-registration in Gerontology. Caroline has completed a Post Registration Nursing Home Management course and has completed a one year diploma in Dementia Care. Caroline is currently undergoing her M.Sc. in Dementia in Trinity College, Dublin. She will continue to bring her learnings back to Central Park Nursing Home to enhance the lives of those who are living with Dementia.
Tommy Maguire – Registered Provider
Worked in New York Dock Builders Union for over 15 years. He worked in managerial and supervisory positions.
Tommy is a Maintenance Manager and Driver for Central Park Nursing Home. Courses completed are Food and Safety, HACCP, Manual Lifting and Handling, Fire and Safety, and Health and Safety.
Megan Maguire - Assistant Manager
Graduated with honours from the University of Limerick with a Bachelor of Business Studies degree in 2010. Megan majored in Human Resource Management and minored in Psychology. Her degree has provided her with the competency and knowledge to work effectively in any industry. She has experience working in Human Resources for a huge multinational company in 2009. Here, Megan gained an insight to managing employees, recruitment and project management. She adapted to the fast paced environment of a multinational and the vast demands that go along with working in that type of setting. Megan grew up as part of the nursing home as it is a family run business. She understands the type of dedication and high standards that are involved in caring for the elderly, which she has learned over the years and has also completed a Nursing Home Management Course. Megan now fills the role of Assistant Manager in Central Park Nursing Home acting as a support to both Tommy and Caroline Maguire and working along with the rest of the staff team to ensure a high quality service to all its residents.
Stella Grogan - Person in Charge
Registered General Nurse for over 30 years with over 20 years experience working with the elderly. Stella is also an emergency medical technician, a responder instructor, an occupational first aid instructor, private skillnet train the trainee FETAC level 5. She has training in Crisis Prevention Palliative Care, Medication Management, Restraint and Elder Abuse, Food Safety, Fire and Safety, Dementia Care and Challenging Behaviours. J.P. Activity Training, Health and Safety, Computers, has completed a post registration in Gerontology. Has been Director of Nursing since the opening of Central Park Nursing Home in November 15th 1999. Stella has completed a one year diploma in Dementia Care.
Registered General Nurse with over 15 years' experience nursing elderly people. Bridie has maintained her continuous professional development with a Certificate in Gerontology Health Care Management and the European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care. Bridie has further education training in Early Identification of Memory Problems in Older People and Restraint Management / Pain Management, Cannulation and Venepuncture and Managing Behaviour the Challenges to name a few.Frank Comer - Head Chef
Co. Galway Diploma in professional cooking, served years at senior level. Experience in the catering industry. Strong leadership skills with experience on team motivation. Senior chef in the Galway Clinic. Catering for up to 300 persons a day. Also senior chef for Campbell Catering at Dell Corporation.
Paul Deely - Head of Maintenance
Over 25 years in the Construction Industry with Management Experience in New York City. Paul has completed courses in Manual Lifting and Handling, Fire and Safety, and Health and Safety as well as Managing Behaviour the Challenges, Adult Abuse Training and Dementia Care Training.
Central Park Nursing Home employs 67 staff. All Staff have: Manual Lifting and Handling - Fire and Safety - Health and Safety - Infection Control - Food Hygiene - Challenging Behaviour - Elderly Abuse - End of Life Care - CPR - Ecolab training - Medication Management - Dementia Care training - Wound Care - Palliative Care and Pain Management