St Joseph's Chapel is located n the grounds of Italian Aged Care and offers services daily. These are attended by residents in the facility and people from the wider community.
In addition to the daily mass, services are held to celebrate special events in the Christian calendar.
Situated on our grounds is a convent that houses our nuns from the order, Lovers of The Holy Cross. The Nuns are involved in the spiritual care delivery within the facility. This includes assisting at Mass every morning and reciting the Rosary every afternoon.
The resident Nuns offer pastoral care: comfort to residents and support to families in their times of need. This care is extended to all who wish it and not limited to those of the Catholic faith.
Palliative care is an approach which supports individuals and their families through issues associated with progressive and incurable disease or illness. The aim of palliative care is to maximise quality of life. Italian Aged Care has formed a "Link Team" to coordinate and deliver a range of services that address the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs and preferences of the person and their family. There is a dedicated room set aside for residents with palliative care needs.
A modern equipped salon providing hairdressing services is located on-site. A qualified hairdresser attends twice weekly and is able to accommodate both men and women.
A coffee machine is situated in a café-like setting in the foyer of the facility. Residents and their guests are free to meet there at any time.
To ensure that residents are engaged and involved with people from the wider community, Italian Aged Care seeks funds specifically to provide activities in addition to those regularly scheduled. Examples include funding for:
an intergenerational tapestry project between students from Girrawheen Senior High School and residents of the Villa Terenzio Special Care Unit (funded by the Department of Culture and the Arts, supported by the Mental Health Commission and managed by the Community Arts Network WA).
a bus trip for Day Therapy participants to St Mary's Cathedral in Perth city where volunteers conducted the participants on a tour and talked about the renovations to the Cathedral (funded by the Bendigo Bank Seniors Week Festival Grants Program and supported by COTA, the Department for Communities and Lotterywest).