Abbey Gardens Community
Feel at home in Warragul's modern aged care community
Baptcare Abbey Gardens Community is a welcoming residential aged care community in Warragul that has been designed with your needs in mind. We provide residential and respite care for the Warragul and West Gippsland communities, in beautifully crafted surroundings.
Our attractive gardens, welcoming lobby and warming fireplace will have you feeling at home from the moment you arrive. You will have the privacy of your own room with an ensuite bathroom, plus a wide range of shared areas to enjoy. There are also numerous entertainment and lifestyle activities for you to choose from.
At Abbey Gardens, we know it’s the little things that make you feel at home, so our staff are always happy to accommodate your needs. We also offer a number of additional services – for example, you can have a daily newspaper or fresh flowers delivered to your room. It’s your home, so we support you to live the way you want.
Abbey Gardens is run by Baptcare, a faith-based, not-for-profit organisation that cares for people of all ages, cultures, beliefs and circumstances. Our vision is for communities where every person is cherished. We have more than 75 years of experience in aged care, so you can be sure that we are a stable and trusted choice.
Developed with your needs in mind
Abbey Gardens was designed to offer something special to our residents. You can take part in our regular activities, socialise in our lovely shared areas or spend time in your own room. Our on-site facilities include a café/bar, cinema, library and hairdressing salon – or you may prefer to relax with friends in our outdoor courtyard area.
A welcoming community
Abbey Gardens is a vibrant community with 120 bedrooms, in a truly beautiful setting. As a resident here, you will be quickly welcomed into our thriving and friendly community where everyone is valued. Community interaction is an important part of life at Abbey Gardens, so there are always opportunities to socialise – our cinema is home to movie nights, our on-site bar boasts a happy hour and we run many group activities. Our diverse social events, as well as regular entertainers, contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the community.
Abbey Gardens is designed to act as a hub for the broader Warragul community. Our on-site café has a recreational area for kids, catering to families and other community groups. Every three months, we host a local artist who works with our residents to produce their own art, which is then exhibited during our wine and cheese night. And our resident-led gardening club includes local horticultural students.
Live the way you want
At Abbey Gardens, you can choose to spend your time however you like. Whether you prefer a quiet stroll through our landscaped gardens, a movie at our in-house cinema or a coffee at our popular café, we have something to suit everyone. You can also join in with our varied lifestyle program, which includes activities to suit all individual interests and abilities. These include morning and afternoon teas, group activities, exercises, cooking, crafts and even happy hours.
A modern approach to aged care design
Each cleverly designed wing at Abbey Gardens has its own relaxation area with kitchen facilities and pleasant views. In addition to having your own private room, you can also spend time in our shared areas, including:
- Landscaped gardens, a central courtyard and a BBQ area
- Numerous lounge and recreational areas, including an on-site bar
- A cinema room
- An on-site café with a kids’ play area
- A central courtyard area for dining, entertaining and relaxing
- An on-site hairdressing salon and private spa room
- A kitchen and private dining room
- A chapel/space for spiritual reflection.
At Abbey Gardens, you will have your own private room with an ensuite bathroom. See the pricing snapshot for full details.
Your room is your own space, so you can decorate it however you like. For example, you can bring in photos, paintings or your favourite quilt.
All of our rooms are bright, comfortable and elegantly appointed. They include:
- A private room featuring a large window
- An ensuite bathroom with high-quality fittings
- An electric Hi-Lo bed
- A bedside table and comfy sitting chair
- Overbed lights and a ceiling fan
- Individual heating
- Internet access and a ‘Smart’ TV
- A lockable door.
Care tailored to your specific needs
Abbey Gardens is a residential aged care community for older people who need a higher level of care than what can be provided in their own home.
With registered nurses on-site at all times, Abbey Gardens is accredited to provide all levels of residential aged care (low to high), as well as short-term (respite) care, specialist dementia care and end-of-life (palliative) care. The scope of care we provide means we are equipped to accommodate our residents’ changing needs, providing ‘ageing-in-place’ – residents can stay at Abbey Gardens even if their health changes or their needs increase. Every resident has their own care plan, which is developed together with the resident and their family.
Our qualified and experienced staff provide exceptional care and support. All our staff are carefully selected to ensure that our residents receive the best possible care.
Beyond 24/7 nursing care, other health services available on-site at Abbey Gardens include:
- Speech therapy
- Palliative care
- Diversional therapy
- Pet therapy
- Visiting doctors.
You will be offered a choice of tasty, healthy meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All food is prepared fresh every day by our on-site chef. A dietitian helps to plan the menu and takes into consideration all cultural, religious and dietary requirements. Relatives and friends are always welcome to join you for meals by booking our private dining room.
Keep up with your favourite pastimes
Our team of lifestyle staff ensures you have a stimulating program of activities and experiences to choose from. Activities can be tailored to meet your individual interests, cultural background, and social, emotional and physical abilities. As well as maintaining your own hobbies and interests, you can enjoy spending time with others at our social events – we even have our own cinema and bar. Along with a range of cultural celebrations and special guests, we celebrate all birthdays and significant dates.
Connected with the local community
We offer various resources to keep our residents connected to their local community. Our residents enjoy regular outings to the local shops, library and cinema, and our central Warragul location makes it easy for people to attend appointments in the local area.
Room to host family and friends
Abbey Gardens is your home, so your friends and family are always welcome here. You can choose to spend time with them in our beautiful shared areas, or we also have private function rooms that you can book for special occasions.
Pastoral care is an important part of life at all Baptcare communities, including Abbey Gardens. Our chaplains are available to listen to residents and their families and journey alongside them, whatever their background or situation. We offer emotional and spiritual support, honouring each person’s unique spirituality and how they find meaning and purpose. Our chaplains also assist with prayer, worship, sacraments and other spiritual practices, including regular devotional and church services where appropriate.
Social and recreational support
There is plenty of socialising at Abbey Gardens. You’ll meet people through bus trips, games and our regular group activities and events. And if you just want to enjoy the scenery, there are also lots of different places to just sit and chat.
The comfort of familiar routines
We respect your choices about your desired daily routine. But we also encourage you to try new activities and become involved in the community so you can maintain your interests and enjoy a full life.
We invite you to see for yourself what life is like at Baptcare Abbey Gardens Community. Book a tour online by clicking here or call 13 BAPTCARE (13 22 78) to arrange a time to visit our community.
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