Germanus Kent House provides services for high care and dementia specific needs. The facility and its dedicated team of staff provide 24 hours a day nursing care to its residents.
The name of this facility derives from the late St John of God Sister Germanus Kent, who spent four decades working amongst the Aboriginal people of the North West. In her work, she became concerned about the lack of aged care facilities for indigenous people. In September 1991, her dream was fulfilled when Germanus Kent House opened. Southern Cross Care took over management of the facility in 2001 with a new building being built in 2008.
Germanus Kent House is able to meet diverse cultural needs and was built with the aim of resident comfort and care in mind. The facility boasts spacious ensuited rooms, emergency call systems, expansive meeting places and dining amenities, along with large sweeping verandahs and gardens.
This facility also provides short term respite accommodation, from one day to a number of weeks, providing peace of mind for carers. It can also be an important step in the smooth transition of the care recipient into permanent placement in the care facility.