Situated in the Perth Hills between the natural beauty of the Darling Scarp and the serene suburb of Lesmurdie, Villa Maria Hostel is surrounded by mature trees, picturesque gardens and a calm country atmosphere.
Venture into Villa Maria and you’ll discover a home that values every resident. We encourage independence and support residents to maintain their hobbies and interests. Families, friends and loved ones are always welcome and with our lovely household pets you’ll feel right at home.
Book your tour of Villa Maria Hostel
Arrange to visit for a cup of tea and a tour, and get to know the friendly faces at Villa Maria Hostel! You'll meet our Resident Liaison Officer to explore our home and the surrounding area, and find out more about moving in. Just fill out the form and we’ll be in touch.
Our home offers speech pathology services to assess, diagnose and treat communication or swallowing disorders. Our local allied health therapists can provide speech pathology services in-home as you require, or as part of a high-care plan. If you’re generally well and would like speech pathology, or have higher care needs and seek extra allied health support, you can arrange for your preferred therapists to visit on a fee-for-service basis.
We can provide support to your family and other primary carers who need additional assistance, or who simply need a break and time to themselves. Our home offers respite care in the form of short-term accommodation for your family members or primary carers.
Chaplains visit our home, and are available on-call for pastoral ministry and specific religious rituals. We can also arrange pastoral care from a religious representative from your own faith for your convenience.
Podiatry services are available for medical conditions affecting the foot, ankle and leg. Our local allied health therapists can provide podiatry in the home as part of a high care plan. If you’re generally well and would like these services, or have higher care needs and seek extra allied health support, you can arrange for your preferred therapists to visit on a fee-for-service basis.
Physiotherapists help people move more easily and improve their physical ability. You may undertake physiotherapy as part of a high-care plan or rehabilitation program. If you’re generally well and would like access to physiotherapy services, or if you have higher needs and require extra support, you can arrange for your preferred therapists to visit on a fee-for-service basis.
Pastoral Care Associates can offer you and your loved ones spiritual and emotional support. We can also coordinate prayer groups or church services, including regular Mass, sacramental care and denominational services.
For those nearing the end of life, our palliative care team works with family and friends to offer physical, spiritual, emotional and social support.
Enjoy access to our home’s comprehensive library of books, reading materials and games.
Leisure and lifestyle activities
Wherever possible, our lifestyle therapy team supports you to pursue your interests and actively participate in life. We invite you to enjoy a range of social, cultural and physical activities and to suggest any we do not currently offer. Please note, some activities may incur a charge.
Hair and beauty salon
A hairdresser regularly visits our salon to keep you looking and feeling your best.
As part of our comprehensive approach to your health and wellbeing, we can arrange dental services for both emergency and non-emergency dental issues.
Audiology involves treatments to improve communication and participation for people with hearing loss, to promote a fuller and more enjoyable life. It can also help with conditions affecting balance.
Allied health describes the range of health professionals involved in your care who are not doctors, dentists or nurses. Allied health includes services such as podiatry, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech therapy and dietary advice.
Ageing in place
Our homes offer you the security and comfort of ‘ageing in place’. Regardless of your care needs now, or how they may develop in the future, you can continue to live at our home and access the care you need while maintaining your quality of life.
Dementia care service
Our home caters for people living with dementia or memory loss. We partner with you and your loved one to get to know their personal story so daily life and activities can be tailored to suit their specific needs and interests.
All rooms at Villa Maria Hostel are single rooms of various sizes, with private ensuites and individually controlled air conditioning.
Beds, bedside tables and wardrobes are provided for your convenience and residents are welcome to decorate their space with personal treasures. Rooms overlook surrounding bushland or internal courtyards. Residents have pendants which are connected to the home’s 24/7 on-call security system in case of emergency.
All meals are prepared fresh on site and developed with input from registered dietitians. The menu rotates on a four-week cycle and changes with the seasons. We cater for individual dietary and cultural requirements.
- Breakfast: a selection of juices, cereal, toasts, spreads, fruit, tea and coffee.
- Lunch: slow-roast beef with roast potato, fish pie or assorted sandwiches.
- Dinner: chicken stir-fry with noodles or pasta bolognaise.
- Morning tea, afternoon tea and supper are served every day.
- kitchen offering freshly cooked meals cooked on site
- hair salon, beauty therapist and library located on site
- regular podiatry services
- physiotherapy and occupational therapy services.
Lifestyle and Community
Situated at the fringe of the state forest and within handy range of the suburbs, the Villa Maria Hostel surrounds are abundant with trees, gardens and fresh country air.
The Darling Scarp mountain range offers gorgeous views and boundless natural beauty. For shopping, the nearby Lesmurdie Village Shopping Centre has an IGA, bakery, butcher, post office and pharmacy. The neighbouring suburb of Kalamunda has an even wider range of shops with a number of cafes and restaurants.
In the area
- IGA: 500m
- Woolworths: 2km
- Dome Café: 4km
- St Brigid’s College: 200m
- Our Lady of Lourdes Parish: 200m
- Bus stop: 20m
- Pharmacy: 500m
Routes 282, 283 travel between Elizabeth Quay and Kalamunda via Lesmurdie. View the timetable.
As a treasured member of the Villa Maria Hostel community, you have a dedicated Service Manager.
It feels like home the moment you walk in the door.
Villa Maria Hostel has a homely atmosphere; you feel it the moment you walk in the door. Showing people around the home, this has been by far the predominant feedback that I have received.
Moving into an aged care home can be a challenging and emotional time for you and your loved ones. We’re here to help.
There are some steps you can complete at any point — even before you’ve decided on your home — to make things easier.
There are things you can do right now – including assembling documents and completing forms – to make your move smooth and easy. Many of these things are useful even if you don’t end up moving into aged care.
Confirm the details of your finances
By confirming the details of your finances through completing certain forms and choosing your specific room, you can ensure you pay the correct costs and receive the right care from the moment you move in.
Apply for your chosen home
Arrange a meeting with a local representative of your chosen home to ensure you understand everything and receive the right help in applying for your move.
Understanding the costs
Once you’ve chosen your home, it’s natural to start thinking about the costs involved.
How much will I have to pay? What is covered? Are there flexible payment options? Find the answers to your questions and get familiar with the costs.
Ask about life at Villa Maria Hostel
If you have any questions about life at Villa Maria Hostel the process of preparing for a move, or anything else, please get in touch and let us know. We’ll find the answers and be in contact with you shortly.
Last reviewed January 1, 2018.