Limerick-based home carer in line for national award

Comfort Keepers Clinical Nurse Manager, Colleen Constable with Omotola Ifebajo and Limerick Branch Manager Nadine O'Keeffe

A LIMERICK-based home carer has been honoured for the dedication and compassion which earned her a place in the final of the Comfort Keepers Carer of the Year competition.

Mother-of-four Omotola Ifebajo has been a carer with Comfort Keepers for over five years and is one of the 120 employees based at the company’s Limerick office on Charlotte’s Quay.

Following an arduous selection process, which was based on set criteria and included online voting, Omotola was chosen as one of twelve finalists for the national title.

The Nigerian native, who lives in Ennis, became a carer after taking care of her own mother – an experience that showed her how vulnerable the elderly can be and the difference home support can make to their lives.

According to the nominations from co-workers and clients, Omotola is amazing at her job. She is caring and very reliable. She has so much patience and kindness and is a lovely easy going person, ‘nothing phases her’.

Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter

Expressing her delight at being nomination for the national award, Omotola said it was a great honour to be recognised for the work she loves.

” I am proud of what I do. My favourite thing is building a relationship with my clients and looking after them in their homes where they feel the most comfortable,” she added.

Omotola’s fellow home support workers, Mary Breen and June Carroll both received recognition awards for their ten years of service.

Comfort Keepers managing director Collette Gleeson said that Omotola has done fantastic work in the community across the last year and throughout her caring career, making a positive impact on her clients’ daily lives.

“She goes above and beyond for her clients and is very dedicated and passionate about her career. She is a great representative for Comfort Keepers and our quality care.

“Our carers are amazing individuals and a vital resource providing outstanding, personal and relationship-based care and support to the most vulnerable in our society and their families all across Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary. Their hard work and passion have been particularly valued since the onset of the global pandemic, with people wanting to stay safe and happy at home for as long as possible,” Ms Gleeson added.

Comfort Keepers is currently recruiting for 60 roles in Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary and around 650 roles nationwide, such as home support worker, office administration, clinical management and supervisory roles. Details here