A PLACE FOR YOU
in our Province...
New Zealand -
Since its foundation, the Congregation has formed a large family where everyone has their place:
Residents, Volunteers, Little Sisters, Employees, Associates Jeanne Jugan, benefactors.
Jeanne Jugan welcomed into her house that she shared with two friends, the first elderly person, Anne Chauvin. Since the winter of 1839, thousands of elderly people have been welcomed by the Little Sisters of the Poor, so that each one can find a place to stay, a meal, care, but also human warmth and a new family.
AGEING IN PLACE
All our Homes have been built or renovated to provide AGEING IN PLACE.
Our Homes are designed to meet both the desire for privacy and the needs of community life.
Single rooms with individual ensuites where all rooms are large enough to create an ambiance of privacy and peace and assist in making an environment where the spirit of St Jeanne Jugan reigns.
The comforts that we desire to provide for the sick and the dying and the care of their families is a core value of our care and is paramount in the planning of the Home.
Dining facilities that promote socialization
Multi purpose room that facilitates entertainment and activities on a large scale.
Spacious and small sitting areas
Chapel offers daily Mass and a sacred, silent space for reflection and prayer.
Lively Leisure and lifestyle centres provide a variety of programme
where families and Independent Living Unit Residents may participate
ADDITIONAL SERVICES Physiotherapy: Podiatry: Hairdresser: Dietician
SUPPORT AND ACCOMPANIMENT The prospect of leaving home for an Elderly person is an upheaval that we need to understand. They hope to find:
a warm and personalized welcome, kindness, listening and their rights respected.
A reassuring framework, where they find memories, personal objects, furniture,
the familiar faces of social relations. If the family wish, they can prepare the future bedroom by bringing in familiar objects in order to recreate a home that look familiar. This represents a new stage of life and we want it to be a home where it is good to live, a home where young and old meet, finally, a home where joy and peace come together.
CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION
Elderly men and women 65 years and older.
To respond to modern day need, the old Glendalough home was replaced and the new Home was constructed..The new Glendalough Home was ready for occupancy from 24th July, 2019. This Home features a purpose-built modern facility with exceptional features such as a street scape -where rooms open up to a corridor similar to a street complete with gardens, benches and street lights. Residents can enjoy the newly landscaped gardens and courtyards that surround the Home providing pleasant outdoor areas including a large barbeque gathering area that families are welcome to use.