There is a strong emphasis on Polish language, culture, traditions, foods, feasts and festivals. Most of our staff are bilingual and we work very closely with the Polish community, the on-site church (Our Lady of Czestochowa War Memorial Chapel), the resident Polish priest and the community centre.
Independent Living (Self-Care)
Blessed Frances Siedliska Retirement Village provides fully independent accommodation in self-contained duplex units. Residents in this area of our accommodation services are able to look after themselves without any need for personal care or support although emergency assistance is available if required. Self-Care is another term to describe fully independent living. This Self-Care accommodation allows residents to live exactly as they would in their own homes out in the general community.
Supported Living (Hostel)
Should care needs change and you require supported living, Holy Family Services can offer (subject to places being available) accommodation at Brother Albert's Hostel. Here your room is cleaned, laundry is done (unless you wish to use our residents' laundry and do your own), your meals are fully provided and we can help you with your medications.
Full Care (Nursing Home)
Holy Family Polish Nursing Home provides full care accommodation for those who need complete assistance for all daily activities such as toileting, bathing, dressing, feeding and perhaps mobility. Here, all laundry is done, all meals are provided and there is registered nurse care 24 hours per day, to look after all personal care and medications.
Our resident services cover:
- Full assessment of care needs
- Personalised care plans and programs
- Provision of medications ordered by the residents' personal medical practitioner
- Balanced and nutritious food services with a strong emphasis on Polish cuisine
- Assistance with all activities of daily living
- Laundry and cleaning services
As well as complete resident care services which are planned and delivered according to individual need, our programs include:
- Prayers and Communion
- Pastoral care support
- Recreational Activities
- Celebrations of Polish feasts, festivals, Holy Days
- Resident/Relative Meetings and consultations
- Family Days