History of Rockshire Care Centre
Rockshire Care Centre formerly known as Rosario Nursing Home has been run as a nursing home since the 1970’s, it was bought by Michael and Marie Dwyer in 1980, upon their return from England where both had met and trained, Michael as an Accountant and Marie, a General Nurse & Midwife.
Rosario continued to look after the elderly of Waterford City and South Kilkenny, and in 2006 it was rebuilt as it currently stands as 38 bed purpose-built Nursing Home which has developed a strong track record working HSE community teams and UHW.
Our Aim is to work hard to promote and maintain independence for all our residents, enabling each person to live a dignified and fulfilled life. Our dedicated team provide Residential, Nursing, Dementia & Respite Care, for those who choose to make rockshire Care Centre their home.
Our approach is more than meeting care needs, it’s about caring for the health, wellbeing and interests of our residents as a whole, working closely with residents and their family to create a detailed and bespoke care plan and appoint a named nurse to ensure consistency of care. We pride ourselves on the standards of care delivered by our highly trained and motivated team. We encourage and support residents to maintain links outside the nursing home, and endeavour to welcome the local and wider community to contribute in meaningful and purposeful activities for our residents.
Our team are highly experienced and dedicated, there will be an emphasis on continuing education and training, to ensure all staff are up to date with best practice, therefore providing the highest standard of care.
Prior to admission, our Director of Nursing will be delighted to have a full consultation with you, to discuss your needs and requirements, and tell you more about Rockshire Care Centre.
We’d love the opportunity to show you around and to get to know our team.
No two people are the same; each one has their own unique needs and desires. We therefore tailor every aspect of your care to your specific needs, personality and wishes. You can remain active in your social, spiritual and recreational activities, connected to your family and friends and the wider community. We understand the importance of feeling appreciated and loved, which is why we treat all of our residents as if they are one of our own family. Every member of our team is skilled, patient, compassionate and willing to go that bit further simply to reassure and make someone happy.
We offer short-and long-term services including residential, nursing and dementia care. If you would like to discuss the care that you or your loved one needs, or if you have any questions, please contact one of our homes and their advisors will be happy to help.
Patricia was the first of Michael & Marie’s children to enter the family business full-time. She worked closely with Marie and Michael as personal assistant, payroll and accounts administration, before identifying the need for a dedicated Human Resource and Payroll Manager for Maypark House and Rockshire Care Centre. Patricia has a BA Arts and a Diploma in Payroll Management.
Michael, with a degree in Business and Marketing and a qualified Accounting Technician Associate started in the family business in accounts, working closely with his Father and co-founder Michael Dwyer, growing into the role of General Manager for Maypark house & Rockshire Care Centre.
Roshen Vavallil Kuriakose
Director of Nursing
Roshen started working in Maypark House Nursing Home as a Staff Nurse in 2016. He is a registered nurse for 12 years with over 8 years’ experience in care of the elderly. He is passionate about his work and with the whole team, strives for the highest standard and above all person-centred care. Roshen quickly progressed to become one of our Senior Nurse Managers in 2018 and Director of Nursing in 2021. He is the driving force in implementing new procedures and best practice, he is extremely committed in the Residents under his care and is an excellent leader. Roshen successfully completed QQI Level 6 Leadership Programme.
Manju Paul is a qualified and dedicated physiotherapist to all our Residents. She has worked full-time across both Maypark House & Rockshire Care Centre since 2006.