Who We Are

Our Lady of Consolation Aged Care & Services is an independent niche aged care provider of Residential, Community and Respite Care services located in Western Sydney.

With a proud history spanning 67 years we have a beautifully established residential care campus serving over 300 residents. We also provide a diverse range of community services to over 2000 people living an area from Epping to the western edge of the Blue Mountains.

We strive to make a real difference in the lives of all those we serve.

Our Focus on Wellbeing

We are progressively implementing an innovative model of care which focuses on improving the wellbeing of people in our care regardless of the health challenges they may be experiencing.

  • We focus on each person’s fitness, physical comfort and freedom of movement.
  • We encourage them to stay connected and engaged with people and interests;
  • We focus on their emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Our Heritage – Where We Come From

In the early 1200s, in the picturesque landscape of Assisi in Italy, a man who became known as St Francis of Assisi pioneered a unique and humble way of life; a way of life where those who are sick, frail and less fortunate are put first and treated as lovingly and tenderly as a brother or sister. Their needs became his needs and he dedicated his life to improving their quality of life in any way he could.

Several hundred years later in the 1800s a woman by the name of Hélène de Chappotin felt the same calling to help the poor, the sick and the downtrodden. She felt this calling when she saw people in extreme poverty in India. She sought to create a new order of Sisters who would live by the example set by St Francis, who would look past a person’s condition in life, both physically and spiritually, and care for their needs holistically. She founded the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM) in 1877.

Since then the FMM Sisters have become an international religious congregation of women comprising 78 nationalities and spread over 77 countries in the five continents of the world. As of 2012 it was the fifth largest religious institute for women in the Catholic Church with 6,698 members.