Sean and Anne Collins
Founders and Registered Providers
Sean and Anne took over the ownership of the Nursing home on April 1st 2009. Bushmount has been an integral part of Clonakilty for over 50 years and Sean and Anne intend to continue with that tradition. Since taking ownership of Bushmount Sean and Anne have completed two major extensions to the nursing home, an 18 bed in 2011 and a 26 bed in 2014. Sean and Anne are in the Nursing Home sector since 2001 when they purchased Fairfield Nursing Home in Drimoleague. Fairfield is one of only four nursing homes in Ireland with a Dementia Care Matters quality award. Sean and Anne foster a culture and ethos encompassing a person centred approach for each resident. They strongly believe in providing a high standard of emotional care, where feelings matter most.
Director of Nursing
Emma's passion for the provision of meaningful residential care began early in her career when she worked within residential Intellectual Disability services. It was here that she learned how integral person-centred care is to the quality of life and well being of our residents. After returning to University to study Mental health Nursing, Emma developed a keen interest in dementia care which resulted in her pursuing a career in Elderly Care. She has had the privilege of working with people from all walks of life, which has afforded her an abundance of experience and clinical knowledge, with a focus on Dementia care and End of Life care. She strives to continue to provide the highest standard of care whilst also promoting the constantly evolving and excelling methods by which we care for our elderly population.
Roni is a native of Clonakilty now living in Rosscarbery. Roni qualified in Computer Programming and as a Software Support Engineer. While working as a Software Support Engineer for 20 years, Roni developed a keen interest in working with people and in particular Human Resources. Roni joined the team at Bushmount in 2008. In her role, Roni maintains the effectiveness and efficiency of Support Services (HR, IT and Finance) Roni completed a Management Development Programme in 2012. Roni plays a significant role in long-term planning, including initiatives geared toward operational excellence. She is a point of contact for all families in Bushmount giving advice and guidance in relation to Fair Deal applications.
Michelle, from just outside Clonakilty, graduated from University College Cork in 2013 with an honours degree in Public Health and Health Promotion. As part of her studies, Michelle undertook a three month Erasmus programme in Copenhagen working for the World Health Organisation’s Regional Office for Europe, Michelle joined the team in Bushmount in 2014. Michelle now heads up reception in Bushmount liaising with the nursing teams, HR, recreation and the Director of Nursing on all administrative matters. Michelle is the warm, welcoming face that greets all visitors to Bushmount.