Who We Are
St Paul’s Hostel for the elderly opened its doors in 1995, originally to ageing members of the Lebanese and other Arabic speaking communities. Under the leadership of its founders, the Antonine Sisters, it has grown into a well loved and respected aged care home that welcomes people from all backgrounds.
Located on a quiet street in Thornbury with easy access to transport, our home provides high quality care and accommodation for up to 60 residents. We offer a range of care options, including permanent care, dementia care, respite care and palliative care.
Our home is fully accredited, with friendly and knowledgeable staff dedicated to providing quality care around the clock. A Catholic not-for-profit organisation, we practice kindness, compassion, respect and inclusion in all that we do.
As part of our personalised approach to care, every resident has a specially tailored care plan taking into consideration a wide range of medical, clinical and lifestyle requirements, including their emotional, spiritual and cultural needs and preferences.
At St Paul’s you and your loved ones can be sure that you are receiving the care and support you deserve in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment.
Sister Salam has been an integral part of our operations since we opened our doors in 1995. A registered nurse and Superior of the Antonine Sisters, Sister Salam lives among the residents at St Paul’s Hostel. Her kindness, warmth and sense of humour are a constant comfort to the residents and extended St Paul’s family.
Part of our team since 1996, Janette Lahoud has extensive experience in aged care management. She is a passionate and active member of the Maronite community in Melbourne.