Model Care Home celebrate 25 years

In the late 1980’s, Frank McKeena Jnr and Brendan Kearney took the decision to convert Frank’s grandfathers home from The Model Farm House to a nursing home.

Thursday, 11th December 2014, 11:00 am
AT YOUR SERVICE. Pictured are staff at the Model Nursing Home, who received awards for long service on Friday. They are, Martha Stewart (11yrs), Sylvia Brown (17), Laura McClarty (12), Mary McClarty (24), Stephanie Frizzell (12), Claire Murphy (11) and Pauline Ballentine (13). Also included along with Mayor Cllr Bill Kennedy are Louisa Rea (Regional Manager), JP Watson, (N.Ireland and Wales Director of Operations) and Home Manager, Bernadette Kelly.INBM49-14 029SC.

The old farmhouse was extended by Patton’s contractors to create a 36 bedroom unit which was officially opened in 1989 under the management of Matron Mrs Valerie Nicholl.

Since the initial ownership of Mr Frank McKenna, the Model Care Home has over the past 25 years operated under the management of Asbourne Homes, Southern Cross and is currently part of Four Seasons Health Care.

The Home has become well established and successful, known within the local area as a homely place with a good reputation for high standards of care. Currently managed by Mrs Bernadette Kelly, the homes ethos of care is to ensure that our residents reside in an environment that is safe, welcoming and comfortable while respecting their rights and maintaining their dignity.

THEY CARE. Pictured are Model Nursing Home Care Assistants, who received their NVQ Level Two and 3 awards in Health & Social Care on Friday. They are, Charlene McClafferty, Bronagh Young, Claire Murphy, Christina Wilton, Eloise McCrellis and Fiona McClelland. Also included are JP Watson, Operations Director, Home Manager, Bernadette Kelly and Mayor Cllr Bill Kennedy.INBM49-14 030SC.

Four Seasons Health Care wish to acknowledge the success of The Model Care Home and the dedication of their staff by presenting those who have been with the company for over 10 years with Long Service Awards and in addition recognising the academic achievements of staff who have completed NVQ awards at levels 2 & 3 in Health and Social Care.