With nearly 40 years of experience supporting people in the disability sector, St Jude’s is one the most trusted NDIS provider organisation in Western Australia and Queensland.
Major sponsor for Perth’s 2022 Disability Connection Expo, St Jude’s, is a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider, delivering essential residential aged care, disability services, home care and mental health services to the community.
The company’s residential aged care facility, Guildford Aged Care Facility | Nursing Home, is a dementia-specific, purpose-built nursing home nestled in historic Guildford.
With spacious accommodation, state-of-the-art facilities and lush gardens for their residents to explore, Guildford Village is suitable for people requiring aged care and dementia or palliative care.
St Jude’s’ Aged Care Perth | Premium NDIS Aged Care service supports include accommodation and recovery-focused capacity building. They offer an extensive range of services, including: clinical, medical and allied health services,which can be provided both in-house or through external centres.
Their Clinical Services Mental Health service supports include accommodation and recovery-focused capacity building.
The full range of services cover an extensive area, including: clinical, medical and allied health services – which can be provided both in-house or through external centres.
The organisation’s NDIS Services offer a wide range of programs, including Supported Accommodation, Independent Living Options, Specialist Disability Accommodation and NDIS Supported Independent Living, short-term accommodation, Respite Care, Therapy and Support and Plan Coordination
The St Jude’s story started in 1982 when the fledgling company started supporting people with psychosocial needs, disability and the homeless.
Unlike today, people with disability or psychosocial support needs at the time had limited accommodation options other than hospital or living with their family. Often, people had to stay in hospital for extended periods even if they simply needed basic support or a home.
Recognising this need, Philip John Pusey opened a mental health hostel in Victoria Park, Western Australia in 1982. This was a success and with increased homelessness among people experiencing mental illness, he developed a property in Guildford into a mental health facility, providing accommodation services for up to 46 people.
The new hostel opened in 1987 which Mr Pusey named St Jude’s Hostel. In 1996, Mr Pusey built and opened a dementia-specific aged care facility, Guildford Village, which is still a premium secure, but home-like environment for people with dementia. The business continued to go from strength to strength and just this year, St Jude’s expanded their aged care and NDIS disability services to Queensland.
St Judes Health Care Services is certainly fulfilling its purpose to maximise the health, enjoyment, and quality of life of people seeking support in the community.