Codladh Sámh is a Family-Centered Home Care Provider in Cork. It was formed by Catherine Fennell in 2011. Codladh Sámh’s mission is to recognise the elderly person and persons with a disability as valued members of society, promote their independence and give them control over their decision making. We support them in their desire to remain at home, provide them with dignified and respectful home care while offering peace of mind to their loved ones.
The name Codladh Sámh means restful sleep in the Irish language. We recognise the importance of a good night’s sleep when caring for a loved one with additional needs. We aim to provide you and your loved one with “Codladh Sámh”.
We wanted to care for my dad at home so Codladh Sámh started working with us in March 2018. I cannot give Catherine and all her staff enough credit and praise for the care they provide to him daily. It is truly exceptional, and all her staff are very professional and friendly. My dad is totally relaxed in their company and he looks forward to them coming every day. They have eased a lot of pressure for us as a family which we are very grateful for. They are now like part of our family and I would highly recommend their services to anyone.
Is it any wonder I don’t want to go!
I’m very fond of ye because it’s very hard to get the likes of ye
Ye are perfect for the job!
My mother Siobhan Cronin has received excellent care from Codladh Sámh each Sat/ Sun for the past two years in her own home. This is of great comfort to me to know my mother is so well cared for as I live in Dublin. The resources provided by Codladh Sámh have enabled my mother to continue living in her own house, for which she is most grateful, as are my siblings.
Codladh Sámh plays a big part in our dads, and our, life. We changed from previous carers because we were not happy with new staff being introduced on a monthly basis. My dad sees the same familiar faces week after week. Too many changes disturb him. We as a family have always respected our dad very highly and Catherine and her staff continue to do the same. They are very caring and very loving towards him, and his home still feels very homely to him. Although my dad has dementia he is still made feel that he is the master of his house and he deserves that.
Back in September 2016, my 2 sisters and I realised that Mum needed more professional care at home as we were all in England. We contacted Codladh Sámh and were so pleased we did as Catherine, Yvonne and Leah cared for Mum, as they would have done their own, for her last two months. Mum died peacefully at home, with the cat fast asleep on her bed surrounded by her family. Catherine and her team kept us in close contact on a day to day basis when required during Mum’s last two months and let us know when Mum was deteriorating which enabled 2 of us to get home and nurse Mum for ourselves for her last 48hours with Catherine and her team supporting us when required. Nothing was too much trouble and we will all be eternally grateful to Codladh Sámh and would recommend them to anyone who needs friendly care at home in the future.
Codladh Sámh Teoranta is like an extension of my family. Since day 1, with their familiarity of staff and relaxed and friendly manner, my Dad is happy. And if my Dad is happy, we’re very very happy. Thanks for everything.
When Mum died unexpectedly in 2013, we were devastated by her loss and also as she was the main carer with us for Dad. Mum didn’t leave us helpless though as she sent us only two days after her death Catherine Fennell aka Nanny McPhee and her incredible team from CodladhSámh. We had previously some help from other Care Companies but nothing like the care from Catherine and her merry crew. They set up a great system for Dad and he wanted for nothing, apart from my mum. The two years of Care from CodladhSámh allowed my brothers & sisters special time with Dad that without them would have been impossible. Dad died in Sept 2013 in his own bed with all of us around him, including Catherine who nursed us as well as Dad through this very sad time. We can never thank Catherine, Martha, Ann, Annemarie, Margarite, Lucy and Debbie enough, you are blessed and always in our hearts.