Lebenswelten der Barmherzigen Brüder - Steiermark Residential and Day Services


Legal representative:

Brother Paulus Kohler OH, Prior


Chief executive:

Dir. Ivan Jukić, MAS


Collegiate management

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 disabilities and psychiatric disorders at the sites of Kainbach bei Graz, Graz-Ragnitz, Hart bei Graz, St. Ruprecht/Raab and Gleisdorf.



  • Care for the elderly according to Prof. Erwin Böhm
  • High care requirements (hospital-like structure)
  • Autism
  • 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 acquiring 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.




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.





Circus “Kunterbunt”

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.



Lebenswelten der Barmherzigen Brüder – Steiermark
Johannes von Gott-Straße 12
8047 Kainbach bei Graz
Telefon: 0043 316 30 10 81-0
Fax: 0043 316 30 10 81-60
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der Barmherzigen Brüder – Steiermark
Johannes von Gott-Straße 12
8047 Kainbach bei Graz


Telefon: 0043 316 30 10 81 0
Fax: 0043 316 30 10 81 60