An extended family
We are committed to offering the best residential aged care in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula, and each day we provide exceptional care to our residents as if they are our own loved ones. Our residents’ families are a valued part of our community, and we encourage families to spend time in our lovely shared spaces and join in with activities when they visit. We have a busy social calendar and comfortable communal areas, so residents regularly get together and enjoy each other’s company, building the strong connections that make Peninsula View really feel like home.
At Peninsula View, we have a special initiative where young adults with intellectual disabilities visit our residents. There is always plenty of fun and laughter during these visits, from games of carpet bowls and balloon volleyball to group Tai Chi sessions and singalongs. This ongoing, regular program allows our residents to build new friendships and special bonds, and cements our connection with the broader local community.
Designed for enjoyment
During our recent major refurbishment, we focused on creating spacious communal areas that are easy to access and enjoy. Sunshine filters through the large windows and skylights in our dining and recreation areas, where wide tables and cushioned dining seats provide inviting places to sit and relax. Bedrooms and shared areas are fitted with wooden floorboards and tasteful furnishings, creating a contemporary feel. We have cosy spots as well – you can grab a book from our collection and set yourself up on a lounge chair near one of our fireplaces. And we’ve made sure that there are plenty of settings to enjoy those beautiful peninsula days, with internal courtyards, landscaped gardens and lots of comfortable outdoor seating.
Innovations that make a difference
We keep up with the latest innovations in aged care so that our residents receive the best care possible. For example, we communicate directly with our residents’ doctors and pharmacists through an electronic medication system to ensure medication safety. And with easy-to-reach nurse call buttons in residents’ bedrooms and bathrooms, you can rest assured that assistance is never far away.
A place where you can feel at home
Our spacious community is set among leafy surrounds, just off the Mordialloc Highway. With 102 rooms, including four double rooms, we cater for all levels of care requirements (low to high). Most rooms have garden or courtyard views, and some look out to Westernport Bay. We have plenty of shared spaces too. Indoors, residents can spend time in our lounges, sitting and dining rooms, or in the library. For some fresh air and sunshine, residents can choose between courtyards, verandahs, terraces and gardens.
Other amenities we have on-site for your convenience include a hairdressing salon and laundry services.
Peninsula View offers private, sole-occupied rooms and shared rooms that can accommodate two residents (e.g. couples). See the pricing snapshot for full details. Your room is your own space, so we invite you to decorate it to your own taste, e.g. by hanging paintings or bringing in your favourite quilt.
The rooms at Peninsula View are bright and comfortable, featuring:
- Ensuite bathroom (private, unless room is shared)
- High-quality furniture and fittings
- Lockable storage
- Neutral palettes and tasteful décor
- Garden or courtyard views.
We have four shared rooms that are suitable for couples, and we try our best to accommodate couples whenever possible.
While pets cannot stay with residents, they are very welcome to visit with family or friends. We are also lucky to enjoy the company of Fred, one of our staff member’s dogs, most days of the week. He is a friend to many of our residents.
Care tailored to your specific needs
Peninsula View is accredited to provide all levels of residential aged care (low to high), as well as respite care and end-of-life (palliative) care. Where possible this wide range of capabilities allows us to provide ‘ageing-in-place’, meaning that residents can stay at Peninsula View even if their health changes or their needs increase. Our staff make it their priority to fully understand each resident’s individual requirements so they can tailor the care they provide accordingly.
Our qualified and experienced staff provide the highest quality of nursing-led care, with registered nurses on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Team members are assigned to a specific group of residents to enable continuity of care and ensure that staff represent a constant, familiar presence in our residents’ lives. And many of our nurses are multi-lingual, with current staff members fluent in Korean, Mandarin, German, Sri Lankan and several African languages.
Beyond 24/7 nursing care, allied health services available on-site at Peninsula View include:
- Foot care and podiatry
- Speech therapy
- Diversional therapy
We also offer on-site GP home visits (with the resident’s preferred GP). However, we know that some families prefer to take their loved one to see GPs at their practice, and we are very happy to help facilitate this.
For acute clinical care issues, our in-reach program (facilitated by the ROSS–Residential In Reach Team from Peninsula Health) allows us to treat issues on-site and avoid visits to hospital where possible.
Fresh meals, including morning and afternoon tea, are prepared on-site by our chef and catering team every day. The menu is planned in consultation with a specialist dietician and offers multiple options at every meal, with regular menu rotations. Most dietary requirements can be catered for (e.g. diabetic-friendly or gluten-free alternatives).
Keep up with your favourite pastimes
Moving into a residential aged care community shouldn’t mean you lose access to your favourite activities. Whether you love having a coffee at the local café, singing in a choir or spending time in a men’s group, our diverse activities calendar will help you keep doing what you enjoy. And for footy lovers, we have a joint footy tipping competition with Naranga School during their regular visits. With so many activities on offer – such as Tai Chi, floral arrangement and meditation – you may even discover a new hobby.
Stay involved with the local community
Along with our special friendships with young adults from Wallara and Naranga School, we have many other connections with the extended community. An annual highlight is when local school children visit to sing Christmas carols to our residents, and we are often treated to concerts by other visiting groups. We also have our own bus, which we use regularly for special trips and outings to local attractions so our residents can enjoy the beauty that the surrounding area has to offer.
Room to host family and friends
When family and friends visit Peninsula View, we encourage them to use our shared spaces to enjoy time with their loved one – whether that be relaxing indoors or soaking up the sun in one of our lovely courtyards. There are no restrictions on visiting times, so you can spend time with your loved one at times that suit you and them.
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Pastoral care is an important part of life at all Baptcare communities, including Peninsula View. 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
One way we support wellbeing at Peninsula View is through our diverse activities program. Designed to promote an active body and mind, there is something for everyone. Each day there is a range of activities to choose from, such as book club, word games, bingo and music appreciation, while current affairs and newspaper discussions help our residents stay engaged with world events. And because we know how important it is to stay physically active, we run a program of exercises and games that can be adapted to all levels.
The comfort of familiar routines
Our model of care at Peninsula View prioritises consistent daily routines that reassure residents and inspire confidence. However, we do encourage residents to try new activities and become actively involved in community life so they can maintain their interests and enjoy a full life.
We invite you to see for yourself what life is like at Baptcare Peninsula View 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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