St Hilary's Community

St Hilary's Community

For the best of care in a warm and friendly community

St Hilary’s is known for being a small, close-knit community that warmly welcomes new residents and visitors. You will immediately feel at ease among our landscaped gardens and courtyard areas, which offer the perfect setting for a moment of quiet reflection or for sharing a pot of tea with relatives or friends. Our residents enjoy well-equipped, modern rooms, along with common areas that include a lounge with a fireplace, a timber-panelled library with internet access, an activities room and a dining room. Led by experienced nurses, most of our friendly staff have been with us for years – so you can count on receiving exemplary care from familiar faces. In fact, you’re more than welcome to become familiar with them now, by visiting us in person. Our site managers are always happy to conduct personal tours of the community.

A community within a community

At St Hilary’s, our commitment to building a strong sense of community is not confined to the facility itself. As well as providing a place where residents can truly feel that they belong, we are also actively involved with the broader community through our partnerships with the local primary school, childcare centre and RSL club. St Hilary’s is conveniently located close to shops and services, and our residents have frequent opportunities to get out into the community by joining our bus trips, shopping outings and group lunches.

Designed for living

Built in 2008, St Hilary’s is a contemporary aged care community characterised by a blend of homely living spaces and modern furnishings. Our shared areas – which are filled with natural light – include a comfortable dining room and a sitting area that offers the ideal spot to relax with a book from our library. In winter, you may prefer the cosiness of our lounge room, which features an attractive fireplace. In the warmer months, our landscaped gardens and central courtyard are ideal for getting some fresh air and taking in the peaceful surrounds. We even have a vegetable garden for residents and their visitors to enjoy.

Dedicated to the best of care

St Hilary’s features some of the latest developments in aged care. Our innovative lifting equipment, bedding and chairs help us to meet the individual needs of each resident. We have exceptional systems for auditing the care we provide and ensuring continuous quality improvements. And we also provide ongoing training of our staff to respond to the care needs of our residents. We’re proud to say that all our residential aged care communities have had their services and care nationally recognised for excellence.

A place where you can feel at home

Baptcare St Hilary’s Community is a single-level building set among landscaped gardens. There are 50 rooms in total, and we cater for all levels of care requirements (low to high). The intimate layout of our community makes it easy for residents to access shared areas and socialise with others.

Our on-site amenities include a hairdressing salon, kiosk, chapel, library and laundry services. There is also a wide range of local shops and services, located only a couple of blocks away.

Room types

St Hilary’s offers private, sole-occupied rooms and shared rooms that can accommodate two residents (e.g. couples). See the pricing snapshot for full details. To ensure that you feel at home, you’re welcome to decorate the room to your own taste.

The rooms at St Hilary’s are bright and comfortable, featuring:

  • Ensuite bathroom (either private or shared, depending on the type of room)
  • High-quality furniture and fittings
  • Air-conditioning and underfloor heating
  • Lockable storage
  • Neutral palettes and tasteful décor
  • Landscaped garden views.

Couples accommodation

We try our best to accommodate couples whenever possible. We have three shared rooms that are suitable for couples.

Pet accommodation

While pets cannot stay with residents, they are very welcome to visit with family or friends.

Care tailored to your specific needs

St Hilary’s 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 St Hilary’s 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.

Nursing care

Our qualified and experienced staff provide the highest quality of nursing-led care, with nursing staff 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 Maltese, Dutch, Filipino and Hindi.

Medical care

Beyond 24/7 nursing care, other health services available on-site at St Hilary’s include:

  • Foot care and podiatry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Diversional therapy
  • GP home visits.

The Director of Nursing attends to all acute clinical care issues, ensuring prompt consultation with the appropriate healthcare professional and community health services, if required.

Nutritional care

Meals are freshly prepared on-site every day by our chef and catering team. The menu is planned in consultation with a dietician and offers multiple options – for instance, residents can always select from two choices for the main course. With the exception of halal and kosher meals, all dietary requirements can be catered for (e.g. diabetic-friendly or gluten-free alternatives).

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Keep up with your favourite pastimes

We encourage and support our residents to remain active in body and mind. Our bus trips, garden visits, shopping outings and lunches in the local community give our residents plenty of options for getting out and about. Meanwhile, our on-site lifestyle program includes everything from social activities – such as our coffee club, bingo and music sessions – through to therapeutic exercise programs. From time to time, we also invite entertainers to perform at the community.

Stay involved with the local community

At St Hilary’s, we maintain active connections with the Morwell community. Through our links with local organisations, residents can engage with children from the nearby primary school and childcare centre. We also have a partnership with the local RSL club, which offers further support and companionship to our residents. And there are numerous opportunities for residents to connect with the broader community through our regular outings and social activities.

Room to host family and friends

We’re a friendly community at St Hilary’s, so we warmly invite family and friends to use our shared spaces and take part in activities when they are here. Our landscaped gardens and central courtyard are perfect for spending time with loved ones – or you may prefer an indoor option such as our comfortable lounge. We welcome you to come in, make yourself comfortable and enjoy your time here.

For more snapshots of daily life at St Hilary’s, follow Baptcare’s Facebook page.

Pastoral care

Pastoral care is an important part of life at all Baptcare communities, including St Hilary's. 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

We take pride in offering a rich and stimulating environment to support the wellbeing of our residents. The St Hilary’s lifestyle calendar features social and recreational activities, as well as diversional therapies, to promote active minds, healthy bodies and personal fulfilment. For example, residents can take part in exercise programs, outings and social events, as well as fun activities such as morning melodies, bingo and games.

The comfort of familiar routines

Our model of care at St Hilary’s 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.

More information

We invite you to see for yourself what life is like at Baptcare St Hilary’s 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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The costs of residential aged care are made up of different parts for the costs of day-to-day living, the care you receive and the accommodation you choose (including your room and shared spaces). Read more about  the costs of residential aged care

Our location

13 BAPTCARE

13 22 78

Baptcare St Hilary Community
Residential aged care
16 Elgin Street
Morwell VIC 3840

Frequently asked questions

What are the visiting hours?

As part of providing a warm and homely environment to residents, visitors are welcome at any time of the day. We invite family and friends to be part of activities and mealtimes, and to enjoy time with their loved one in our gardens and shared spaces.

How do I know if residential aged care is right for my family member?

A change in health, or increasing concern about your family member’s frailty, safety or isolation at home can mean that aged care accommodation is the next step.

Carers at aged care homes can help residents with day-to-day tasks (such as cleaning, cooking, laundry); personal care (such as dressing, grooming, going to the toilet); or 24-hour nursing care (such as wound care or catheter care).

Residential aged care can also help people to stay connected with interests and with others.

Baptcare draws on over 70 years’ experience in aged care as well as the skills and commitment of our trained, understanding staff. We’re here to support families during a transition that can be challenging.

Do you have any vacancies? How do you manage waiting lists?

We invite you to contact us to discuss current or potential future accommodation and if it matches your needs.

If you are interested but there isn’t a vacancy we’ll record your details on our waiting list and keep in touch about potential vacancies.

Potential residents, families and healthcare professionals are welcome to contact us to get an update on vacancies at any time.

We consider a number of factors to manage our waiting lists. People in urgent need are the highest priority. Other factors include someone’s readiness to enter an aged care home, and if the accommodation that becomes available suits their individual care needs.

If you are offered a room and are not ready at that time you can decline the room without it affecting your position on the waiting list.

Can I bring my furniture and possessions?

Your suite is your own and you can personalise the room as much or as little as you wish.

For example you can hang pictures on the wall, use your own quilt from home, and bring in your favourite easy chair.

We do request that rooms are kept un-cluttered, with enough space for care staff to move freely about. For this reason, we don’t recommend bringing in large pieces of furniture.

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