Client Directed Care

Palliative Care

“A person is a treasure. We try to understand a map of the world of the whole person. What is meaningful to them.” Sister Maria Elena Figueroa, Scalabrini Village, Chipping Norton

Scalabrini Village would not be what it is today without its strong Catholic tradition. Through prayer, companionship and grief support our religious sisters affirm the dignity of human life and provide a foundation of spiritual and emotional comfort for our residents and their families. Our sisters are ‘on call’ 24 hours a day.

The Clinical Management Team in each Village aims to ensure an optimum quality of life for the resident facing a life threatening illness. Our approach to palliative care focusses on alleviating pain, providing comfort and offering respect.

Our Advance Care Planning process gives families, doctors and our care teams a clear understanding of the individual residents’ values, health issues and what they would like from their future care.