Community Care

Calvary builds on Spiritual Care

Over the past three days, 15 Pastoral Care and Mission personnel from Calvary’s hospitals, aged and community care streams have been in Melbourne, attending the annual National Conference of Spiritual Care Australia (SCA). Calvary is a proud supporter of the conference which this year attracted 250 attendees from across Australia

Report calls for more home-based palliative care

A new report commissioned by Catholic Health Australia (CHA) calls for the provision of more home-based palliative care services to relieve pressure on hospitals and save valuable health system dollars. CHA, the peak body for Catholic health and aged care service providers in Australia, launched the report today at Calvary

Glenn Stewart wins SafeWork NSW Award

Best individual contribution to workplace health and safety Glenn Stewart – Calvary’s National Manager, Work Health, Safety & Environment, was awarded “Best individual contribution to workplace health and safety” at the SafeWork NSW Awards on Thursday evening 26th October. The Awards reward business and workers with the highest standards of

Marriage, Same Sex Relationships and Calvary

With a sense of unease and discomfort, Calvary noted several media articles over the weekend of 19 and 20 August 2017 which claim that the “Catholic church” is threatening to fire teachers, nurses and other employees who marry their same-sex partner if gay marriage is legalised. We reassure staff and

Calvary 2016 Christmas Card artwork
Wishing you warmth and joy at Christmas

From all of us at Calvary, wishing you the warmth, hope and happiness of Christmas. Each year our Christmas message features an image that celebrates hope and joy for others. This year we feature a mixed media artwork collaboratively produced by Calvary Health Care Bethlehem’s Friday art therapy patient group. The theme represents things that

Calvary Community Care launches a new pet care service

Dog walking, visits to the vet or grooming appointment, shopping for pet food and cat feeding are all services available through Calvary Community Care’s new Pet Assist Welfare Service or PAWS for short. Calvary Community Care recognises the important role that pets play in the lives of many older people

Safety Tips for Seniors at Home

Worried about yourself or family members living independently and safely at home? Reduce risks and hazards in the home with Calvary Community Care’s expert tips and checklist. Available as a free download, Calvary’s Home Health Checklist can help you identify fall hazards, common household dangers and provides our top ten tips

Launch of Death, Dying and Palliative Care DVD

One of the patients, Virginia de Groot, generously shares with the students her challenging experience of having a terminal illness and talking about it with her family, which for many of the students was a very moving and emotional experience.

Community Life Magazine Autumn 2016

With a special focus on relationships we explore the keys to a healthy relationship, how to research and write a “Non Boring” Family History and the best roadtrips in Australia.

Calvary is Young at Heart

Calvary sponsors Seniors Film Festival Calvary Community Care is proud to be a Distinguished Partner of the Young at Heart Film Festival. Young at Heart is the only film festival designed for (and in consultation with) seniors in Australia. This year’s program takes a particular look at the modern family,

Calvary worker taking patients for a walk
How Calvary makes a difference

Calvary provides staff with the tools and skills better their work environment. Watch our video to see how Calvary makes a difference in their working environment and the residents lives.

Celebrating 130 years of compassionate care

This year marks the 130th Anniversary of the arrival of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary in Australia, on 4 November 1885. In 1885 at the invitation of Cardinal Moran, six Sisters of the Little Company of Mary sailed from Naples on the SS Liguria headed for Australia.

Read Community Life magazine
Community Life Magazine Spring 2015

Read the first edition of Community Life magazine The first edition of Calvary’s new magazine Community Life is now available. The Spring issue introduces Mad Max star Quentin Kenihan Recipes from celebrity chef Maggie Beer The interactive Calvary Smart Home Life Lessons from 92 year old former bus driver Norm Peace

Quentin Kenihan and his dog
Discover Adelaide with Quentin Kenihan

Access all Areas with Mad Max Star Quentin Meet Quentin Kenihan, actor, disability advocate and Calvary client. In the first edition of our new magazine Community Life Quentin shines the spotlight on his favourite eateries he enjoys with Support Worker Ian and furry companion Patchy. Jamie’s Italian 2 King William Street,

Tiwi islands
Palliative care in Tiwi Islands

We are particularly fortunate to have local Tiwi people, featured in the images above and below, in key roles such as support workers, cleaners, recreational support, kitchen staff and gardeners. With their unique appreciation and understanding of local issues and the emotional, social and cultural support our residents need, they contribute