Brother Antonius Nguyen OH, Prior
Dir. Ivan Jukić, MAS
Medical director: Dr. Friedrich Rous
Nursing Director: Günther Widhalm
Financial manager: Erich Hütter
Co-opted member of the collegiate management
Educational manager: Markus Keplinger MBA MBA MPA
In our "Lebenswelten der Barmherzigen Brüder - Steiermark" we provide, in accordance with the values of the order, day and residential services for people of all ages with a range of needs including intellectual disability and psychiatric disorders at the sites of Kainbach bei Graz, Graz-Ragnitz, Hart bei Graz, St. Ruprecht/Raab and Gleisdorf.
OUR MAIN FOCUS LIES ON
- Care for the elderly according to Prof. Erwin Böhm
- High care requirements (hospital-like structure)
- Psychiatric disorders and dual diagnoses
- Deafness and hearing impairment
- Challenging behaviour
- Full-time residential care
- Respite care
- 24 hour medical care
- Day Care in Kainbach, Gleisdorf, Graz-Ragnitz, Hart bei Graz and St. Ruprecht/Raab
- Workshops for residents
- Economics group (mainly agricultural activities)
Adult day services provide opportunities for community participation, for making friends as well as for maintaining, improving and learning new skills. Service users participate in a wide range of sheltered occupational activities including art and craftwork and assembly work but are also offered supported employment options.
SKILL DEVELOPMENT, SUPPORT AND THERAPY
The programmes offered by our team of pedagogues, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and social workers are based on our service users´ levels of ability and needs, aiming to enhance their quality of life.
- Thematic weeks in our holiday house in Trahütten in Western Styria
- Excursions and holidays in Austria and abroad
- Sports and exercise (indoor swimming pool in Kainbach, skittle alley)
- Events in Kainbach: Integrative family tent festival, private ball, playback show, disco, baking chestnuts etc.
We believe that man is a creation of God with an intrinsic value and inherent dignity.
The objective of our Pastoral Care Team is to convey God´s love to our residents and staff.
If necessary, we contact representatives of other religions. During Sunday church services and other liturgical worship throughout the year we often use pictures, music or drama so that our residents get to know about God’s word with all senses.
WE ALSO OFFER
Our integrative circus performs at national and international events and can also be booked for workshops. Juggling, acrobatics and fire shows amaze the audience.
Drama Group “theater nach draussen”
Playing theatre helps people discover their strength and capabilities. Every other year our drama group succesfully performs the “Passion plays of Kainbach”.
Music Group “Adlercombo” and the Residents´Choir
With vocals, guitar, keyboard and percussion the band members enchant the hearts of the audience. They also perform in public.
Shop “Kreative Einblicke”
Useful and decorative things, made with love and creativity in our resident workshops, can be bought every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. The address is: Annenstraße 6 in 8020 Graz.
Cafeteria and small store
Some of our residents work in the cafeteria which is a popular meeting place. The adjoining small store offers a wide range of products for everyday needs.
Agriculture and forestry
Members of the economics group work mainly in agriculture. They are accompanied by Key Workers. We have already won several awards for our cattle breeding and process our milk in our own dairy.