St Agnes' Care and Lifestyle - Donnelly House

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St Agnes’ Care and Lifestyle offers permanent care in four Residential Care services across two sites.

St Agnes’ Residential Care

(Incorporating St Agnes’ House, Maryknoll House and Mount Carmel House)

St Agnes’ Residential Care is co-located within St Agnes Village, surrounded by lovely established manicured gardens offering many places to sit, relax and unwind. Each resident has their own light-filled room with ensuite and built-in wardrobes. A full laundry service is on hand daily, so there is nothing for you to do but enjoy your new surroundings. An onsite beauty salon and hairdresser can give you the lift or style you have been waiting for.

Experienced devoted teams look after you, and all your healthcare needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. General practitioners and allied health professionals visit regularly. Our pastoral care service is offered every day should you need a chat or a private meeting to talk about a particular concern.

St Agnes’ Residential Care has a long-held reputation for providing the highest quality care of their residents and families. Living as part of this community, it is easy to stay connected with the local people and services via our daily bus service into town.

The lifestyle activities program at St Agnes’ Residential Care is award-winning, delivering a variety of individual, small and large group programs to meet your interests. Garden lovers can tend plant and flower beds built ergonomically at waist height for easy access. Participate in daily exercise programs, Zumba Gold or join the walking group to keep fit and healthy.

Emmaus Residential Care

Emmaus is simply a lovely place to live. Specifically designed to take in all the natural beauty of the surrounding area, Emmaus is filled with natural sunlight, creating a spacious open environment. Located by a reserve that attracts bird and animal life, residents can enjoy a close commune with nature in a peaceful and tranquil setting. A walking path travels the perimeter of the property, taking in the leafy green courtyards and allowing access to spacious courtyards with ample seating for all your visitors and family.

Permanent residential aged care is provided at Emmaus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by our experienced and qualified care teams. Here at Emmaus, there are regular visits from general practitioners and allied health professionals. St Agnes’ Care & Lifestyle’s pastoral care service is available daily to meet your wellbeing needs. Emmaus has its own chapel, for you to visit for Mass or your own personal quiet time.

Residents have a choice of menus with all meals prepared by St Agnes’ Food Services. The Café is open daily for a coffee with other residents or visitors.
The weekly lifestyle program offers variety and choice, art and woodworking bowls, bingo, cards and music appreciation. Have fun with the many social clubs such as scrabble or gardening club, letter writing or reading group. St Agnes’ Care & Lifestyle’s very own bus operates a twice-weekly bus trip. Get to know your neighbours over morning tea or enjoy a regular community group visit. Enrich your life, have a facial, get your hair done to look fabulous for the regular live entertainment at Emmaus.

Keeping with the St Agnes’ Care & Lifestyle philosophy of ‘Ageing in Place’ a dedicated dementia-specific program operates at Emmaus. Developing social skills and verbal interactions with others is essential for those diagnosed with dementia. This is a home where all Emmaus staff value and care about the residents, encouraging them to take part in targeted activities which often decrease challenging behaviours. Specially trained dementia care teams design person-centred care strategies and use effective communication to promote the social, emotional and physical welfare of residents with dementia.

Residential Care

How to get started with Residential Care

As your needs change, we are with you every step of the way

We embrace an “Ageing in Place” perspective

Looking after you through activities and social connections

Getting help and support for you and your carer

We are here for you at this emotional time

We are experienced in caring for those with dementia

Key information you need to know before moving in

How we comply with government regulations

Information about our Residential Care locations

All your questions answered about Residential Care