Redevelopment & Expansion of
St. Joseph's Home

~ Building a Home of the Future with a Heart ~

St. Joseph's Home was set up by Catholic Welfare Services in collaboration with the Canossian Sisters at its original location at Gek Poh Road in 1978. In 1985, hospice care was introduced to provide love and care for patients with terminal illness. In 1993, the Home moved to Jurong Road where it remained until September 13th. 2014 when the Home moved to its temporary premises at 9 Mandai Estate.

As part of our efforts to meet the rising demand for nursing home beds in Singapore, St Joseph's Home in Jurong will undergo redevelopment to serve more residents - being blessed with a relatively large plot of land, the plan is to build upwards and nearly triple the home's existing capacity from 139 beds to 412 beds.

Our vision is to create a safe environment that provides holistic and person-centered care to frail elderly as they age and also supports families to help keep them together. Redeveloping the home will allow us to redesign the use of space to provide professional and enabling care to dementia residents, as well as explore new possible services to support the elderly and their families.

The redeveloped St Joseph's Home in Jurong will house expanded aged and hospice care, as well as provide enabling dementia care on a dedicated floor, as core services. The new home will also provide space to allow for new volunteer-run programmes, training and education activities that bring the community into the home.

Built around a central community garden, the new Home will provide a range of options for residents, families, staff and general public to meet and enjoy nature together on the ground floor. By incorporating greenery and external spaces throughout the building, the design aims to provide a "ground floor on every floor" to benefit those with limited mobility and a home-like environment where all residents can feel at ease. Purpose-built social spaces will help residents stay connected with their families and the community.

Resident living areas and supporting amenities have also been designed using a cluster-concept centered around smaller groupings of residents called "families", cared for by multi-disciplinary clinical teams (medical, nursing, therapy, social work and pastoral care) who can get to know their residents better and provide more authentic care.

With the Canossian Sisters continuing to provide strong pastoral care with a team, the new home will also provide space for residents to depart with dignity and for loved ones to grieve, while ensuring that no one dies alone.

The cost of the redevelopment including the additions and alterations to an existing 4-story building and chapel would amount to $59 mllion. We are grateful to the Ministry of Health for contributing a grant of $49 million. With the support and generosity of all our donors, CWS managed to raise enough to fund the remaining cost of the redevelopment project.

We sincerely thank all our donors for their kind generosity in helping us realize our dream of indeed Building a Home of the Future with a Heart.