Home Care

Kerry Geale: My Palliative Care Story

Kerry Geale knows a thing or two about life and death. The former Wagga Wagga Citizen of the Year, parks and recreation manager, city councilor, nurseryman, gardening talkback host, and men’s health advocate also knows “a darn sight more” than he used to about palliative care. Diagnosed with prostate cancer

Enriching lives, one song at a time

A special choir in suburban Melbourne is helping people living with Huntington’s Disease find their voice and enrich their lives, one song at a time. Run by Calvary Health Care Bethlehem, the Enrich choir brings joy, provides therapeutic and social benefits, and helps enable participants to live their best lives.

Acknowledging the importance of Anzac Day

Anzac Day falls on 25 April each year, commemorating the lives of all Australians who have served their country in times of war, including our own Leslie Hughes, a resident at Calvary Rye Sands on the Mornington Peninsula.

Thanks for caring

Aged Care Employee Day is being held this Saturday to celebrate more than 360,000 aged care employees around Australia. This year’s theme is ‘Thanks For Caring’ to recognise each team member involved in caring for the 1.3 million older Australians receiving home care or residential care services. At Calvary we

Calvary enters due diligence with Japara

Calvary has entered confirmatory due diligence with Japara Healthcare Ltd following a decision by Japara’s Board to allow access for Calvary to develop a binding proposal the board can recommend to its shareholders. The Revised Indicative Proposal proposes the acquisition of 100% of the shares by Calvary in Japara by

Living in Harmony

Discover the stories behind Calvary’s clients || Norm Peace shares the high notes and life lessons from his life in the community.

Cruising Ahead

Discover the stories behind Calvary’s clients || When Ann Michel had a stroke, the last thing she imagined was going on a cruise. But with determination and help from her family, that is exactly what she did.

Meet Ann and Peter

Meet Ann, a strong, determined and brave lady. Ann (81) and her husband Peter took us through their journey of how they had to readjust their lives after she had suffered a stroke.

Celebrating Aged Care Employee Day 7 August 2020

Aged Care Day recognises each and every Calvary team member that is involved in caring for older Australians, receiving home care or residential care services. Aged Care Employees Day puts these everyday heroes in the spotlight, celebrates them, and highlights the many different roles of those involved in the aged care journey.

Proudly serving the people of Shepparton for more than 17 years

From 1 July 2020, some of Greater Shepparton City Council’s in-home support services will be directly managed by Calvary Community Care, supporting people to live independently in their own homes, and to actively participate in the Greater Shepparton community. These services are funded by the Australian Government’s Commonwealth Home Support

Year of the Midwife and Nurse 2020

The World Health Organisation has declared 2020 is the International Year of Nurses and Midwives, with International Midwives Day celebrations on Tuesday, May 5th and International Nurses Day celebration on Tuesday, May 12th.

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

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

National Perioperative Nurses Week

This week 9-16 October Calvary is proud to celebrate National Perioperative Nurses Week, in recognition of the valuable role our perioperative nurses play in delivering quality care.

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.

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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,