Michael McCoy, chairman and founder of Moorehall Living, was honoured with the first-ever Lifetime Achievement award by the Nursing Homes Of Ireland association.
Michael, who established Moorehall Living in 1998, was presented with the honour at the NHI Care Awards.
“Michael is a true innovator who has dedicated many years towards providing high-quality, person-centred care for older people,” said NHI Chief Executive Tadhg Daly.
“He has worked consistently and steadfastly to promote, perfect and advance care of the older person in Ireland and has developed residential care services that promote independence and a quality of life to residents.
“Michael is a compassionate, caring gentleman and NHI is delighted to recognise his tremendous work and achievements.”
Michael is recognised as a national innovator in the care sector, having developed the renowned household model of care.
“I am honoured to accept this award, but I do so on behalf of all the members of the Moorehall Living family – my own family, our staff, our residents and their families.
“We have worked consistently to develop a model of care that is inclusive and we are so proud the phrase people use most often when describing Moorehall Living is ‘home’.”
“This award is a recognition of everyone who has made Moorehall Living what it is today.”
The Moorehall Living Group operates Moorehall Lodge Ardee, Moorehall Lodge Drogheda, Moorehall Disability Service, Moorehall Homecare and retirement villages.
Michael has over 30 years experience in the healthcare sector, with a background in clinical nursing and management experience in sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical industry for over ten years.
He served as chairman of the NHI Board of Directors for a period of three years – 2010-2012 – and represented the North East as a Regional Director.
He is married to Tanya and they have three children, Darragh (13), Laoise (11), and Cian (6).
“The new award was established to recognise a person who has made a significant contribution to the nursing home sector and the care of the older person,” said NHI Chief Executive Tadhg Daly.
“Michael McCoy’s work has had a demonstrable impact in enhancing the dignity, autonomy and quality of life of the older person.”