MACKILLOP HOUSE at Norwest is set to open its doors in November and welcome its first residents.
Catholic Healthcare is hoping to offer preopening tours of its newest facility when COVID restrictions relax in October.
Steven Flanagan, the newly appointed Residential Manager for MacKillop House, is looking forward to what MacKillop House has to offer residents and the wider community.
A Registered Nurse, Steven has worked in the aged care industry for over 10 years including, Regional Manager for North-West Sydney region and Residential Manager roles at homes in Dural and Penrith.
“Having started out in nursing, I always had a desire to work towards leadership and management roles. I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to do just that over the last few years,” he said. “I am excited about my new role as Residential Manager at MacKillop House. I am looking forward to building a fantastic community with supportive staff who care about enhancing the lives of the residents who join us at MacKillop House.”
A dedicated Catholic Healthcare Home & Community Services team will be onsite at Norwest and catered Community Engagement Programs will run from MacKillop House.
“These programs have been developed to engage with the community – not only to involve local residents of the area but to engage with schools, churches and other organisations,” he said.
The Home will encourage participation and involvement from people of all ages within the community.
The Wellness Centre will offer various programs including its Walking With Confidence classes and Neck and Back Health talks.
MacKillop House has 104 rooms and is built on land that was part of the former St Joseph’s Convent, home to the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, founded by Mary Mackillop. The newly built facility boasts a spectacular design and stunning outlooks with beautiful outdoor courtyards.
Each community has dining rooms, living rooms and library nooks. There are also dedicated resident kitchens, in addition to the main kitchens and servers on-site, which allow residents to continue to foster their independence. It provides residents with a space to utilise at any time, to enjoy with their family and friends.
An onsite gym, chapel, hair salon and café are also available for the enjoyment of residents, families and the local community.
Steven said: “Catholic Healthcare has an enviable reputation as an aged care provider that delivers exceptional care. Our residents will enjoy a Homerun by an experienced provider and a passionate team of staff.”