Casa Leone XIII
The building bearing the name of Pope Leo XIII originally belonged to the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, known as the Blue Sisters. The Sisters were invited in 1894 by Archbishop Pietro Pace to come to Malta to manage a home for the sick. On their arrival they began their service at the provisional premises in Cathedral Street in Sliema and visited the sick in their homes. Since their services were highly appreciated, the sisters were then given support to open a bigger house for their mission.
The convent was inaugurated by Governor Grenfell in October 1900 and was named after Pope Leo XIII, in honour of the same pope who had approved the Little Company of Mary in 1882. Throughout the years, the house was expanded and used as a hospital including a maternity division. When the Blue Sisters were expelled from Malta in December 1980 this house was closed until new arrangements were concluded between the Archdiocese of Malta and the Maltese Government.
Casa Leone eventually reopened on the 16th of December 1985 as an elderly home run by the Sisters of Charity after a substantial amount of structural works were carried out. It continued to be run by the Sisters of Charity until 2004. Since 2005, Casa Leone XIII continues to operate in this role as one of the homes for the elderly under the Archdiocese of Malta and the staff is now made up of 67 employees.
The residence comprises single rooms, double bedrooms, and larger shared rooms. Free internet facilities are available throughout the Home. The rooms have a nurse call for each resident. There is also a nurse call via a pull chord system in the shower room.
Meals consist of breakfast, 3-course lunch, and 3-course dinner.
The residents are encouraged to have their meals together in the dining room. The residents have a choice for both lunch and dinner including special diet meals.
24/7 Nursing Care
Nursing care by an experienced certified team of nurses and carers.
Laundry and Domestic Services
We are committed to ensure regular daily cleanliness and hygiene for our residents.
Activities and Outings
An activity coordinator organizes daily activities and outings.
The home also includes a chapel wherein the Holy Rosary is recited and daily mass is celebrated. There is daily room service Holy Communion for those residents who are not able to attend Mass in the Chapel. Our chaplain is also available for daily confession and counselling as necessary.
Chapel in the building with a daily visit of a priest including a daily mass.
Health and Safety
Smoking is only permitted in the verandas and in the gardens. All rooms have smoke detectors. CCTV cameras are installed in the common areas.
Visiting can take place all week between Monday and Sunday during the mornings, afternoons and evenings.