About Us

About us

Since formation in 1968, Scalabrini’s mission has remained steadfast in providing outstanding care for the elderly and those living with dementia.

As a not-for-profit organisation, Scalabrini has always been able to put residents’ needs first. Because we aren’t driven by profit maximisation, we have been able to continuously invest back into the business. As a result, we sit above industry norms in many key service deliverables such as staffing ratios and staff expertise, the quality of our food, lifestyle choices and physical properties.

Our seven villages are exceptional in their own way; from our brand new, state of the art village at Mary Street Drummoyne with its magnificent village piazza and neighbourhood living concept, to the dazzling waterfront location on Lyons Road in Drummoyne with its breadth taking harbour bridge views, to Scalabrini Griffith, set on seven acres of planted gardens, to the freshly renovated property in Chipping Norton. All feature beautiful living spaces and are exceptionally maintained. 

There are more important benchmarks we set for ourselves, namely the delivery of authentic care that respects the individual for who they are as a person.  Our reputation as a quality provider and our determination to offer an all-round quality package helps us attract and retain the best staff; dedicate people who choose aged care for reasons well beyond financial remuneration. It is in our best interest to reciprocate their loyalty and dedication by investing in their wellbeing and development. As our people flourish, so does Scalabrini.

After investing in excess of $200 Million in to our built assets over the last three years, fiscal 2017 saw the people side of our business come into sharper focus. A major cultural shift that began in fiscal 2016 has gained momentum across our entire organisation, ensuring that residents are front and centre of all we do. In some cases this has meant challenging societal beliefs and attitudes towards people living with dementia and aged care in general.

Sono Io (This is Me), Scalabrini’s approach to person-centred care, is bringing fresh thinking and challenging stereotypes. It gives people choice and control over daily routines and activities, and dignity and respect in all aspects of interaction.

We hope you visit us and see for yourself how a strategic approach to person-centred care, developed by experts and delivered by well-trained staff in a not-for-profit setting works to the betterment of all.


Our Mission

The provision of excellent care to the frail aged and people living with dementia, delivered with a profound sense of justice and a respect for all cultures, and in the Italian tradition of community, mutual help, Christian faith and family.

Our Vision

Scalabrini will be recognised as one of the outstanding providers of care to the frail and to those living with dementia and as the outstanding provider to culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Our Values

Justice: Residents, staff, families, volunteers and contractors will be treated in a manner that recognises their rights. Our organisation is committed to the fair and equitable access of excellent aged care by the whole community.

Compassion: Our service will be characterised by empathy with our residents and their families.

Respect: Everyone who touches our organisation: residents, staff, families, friends, volunteers and contractors will be treated with dignity and consideration.

Excellence: Our commitment to each other and to our residents is that we will strive to provide the best care possible, the best accommodation, a safe environment and a positive community