From the moment Juniper opened its doors in 1949, our passion for helping older Australians has been our success. With years of experience, matched with technology and modernity, Juniper has truly become one of the leaders when it comes to aged care, accommodation and support.
Fifth daughter of a Swan River settler, Sarah Hardey was devoted to the life of the Methodist Church who, in 1917 at the age of 80, established a home for women in Mount Lawley.
Skip forward to the 1940s and due to the ravages of WW II, there was an urgent need in Perth and the surrounding area for accommodation for ageing women.
Hardey Lodge fulfilled that need in 1949 when the facility accepted 12 elderly ladies. In the years that followed, the Methodist, Congregational and Presbyterian churches sustained their long history of initiatives, taken at local and state levels, in providing care for aged people.
In 1977 the three denominations formed the Uniting Church in Australia and Hardey Lodge, along with Rowethorpe and Subiaco Memorial Hospital, joined the new church. To meet demand from an ageing population, the Church resolved to combine its resources so in 1992 its 10 aged care operations joined as one organisation, named Uniting Church Homes.
In December 1999, Uniting Church Homes became a body corporate and was established as a not-for-profit aged care organisation and in August 2012 the organisation rebranded as “Juniper – A Uniting Church community.”
Juniper continues to build on its history, experience and expertise to provide WA’s ageing population with some of the most modern and forward thinking services available.