Baptcare Wattle Grove Community
An aged care community that puts family first
Baptcare Wattle Grove Community is a modern community that offers all the comforts of home and prides itself on meeting the cultural needs of the local community. We provide residential and respite care for the Lalor community, in a beautiful landscaped garden setting. Friends and family are always welcome at Wattle Grove, and our friendly staff deliver the highest quality of care and support.
As a resident, you will have a private room with an en-suite bathroom, along with access to our on-site services, beautifully maintained gardens and shared areas. Some rooms have private access to courtyards. There are also numerous entertainment and lifestyle activities for you to choose from. Our four landscaped courtyards, premium furnishings, welcoming lobby and warming fireplaces will have you feeling at home from the moment you arrive. You will receive outstanding aged care in a friendly and diverse community where everyone is valued.
The Wattle Grove Community is run by Baptcare, a faith-based, not-for-profit organisation that cares for people of all ages, cultures, beliefs and circumstances. We have more than 70 years of experience in aged care, so you can be sure that we are a stable and trusted choice.
Care developed with your needs in mind
At Wattle Grove, our goal is to make you feel at home. You will soon feel a part of our welcoming community by taking part in our numerous lifestyle activities, socialising in our lovely shared areas, or simply relaxing in your own room. Our on-site facilities include dining areas, a refreshment station, a hairdressing salon and a sensory garden – or you may prefer to relax with friends in one of our beautiful courtyard areas. And if you like feathered friends, we even have a chicken coop.
A welcoming community
Wattle Grove is a modern community that features 120 private bedrooms, four landscaped courtyards and premium furnishings. Community interaction is an important part of life at Wattle Grove, so there are always opportunities to socialise. We aim to have a variety of social events, as well as regular entertainers, to contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the community. And our high-quality, diverse menu is designed to suit a range of tastes and cultural preferences.
Live the way you want
At Wattle Grove, how you spend your time is entirely up to you. Whether you prefer taking a quiet walk through our landscaped gardens or reading a book by the fire, we have something to suit everyone. We also offer a variety of lifestyle activities to suit all individual interests and abilities, such as group activities, exercises, cooking and crafts
A modern design with a homely feel
Each innovatively designed wing at Wattle Grove includes a relaxation area, winter garden and outdoor spaces, offering the perfect places for a quiet chat, soothing cup of tea or space to read a few chapters of your favourite book. As well as having your own private room, you can also spend time in our shared areas, including:
- landscaped gardens, four central courtyards and a BBQ area
- numerous lounges, sitting and recreational areas
- refreshment station
- landscaped garden
- on-site hairdressing salon
- chapel/space for spiritual reflection.
There are two dining rooms on each of the floors at Wattle Grove, which creates an intimate dining setting and contributes to the community feel of each floor. With floor-to-ceiling windows, all dining rooms are filled with natural light. There are also a variety of sitting nooks and lounges.
At Wattle Grove, you will have your own private room with an en-suite bathroom.
All rooms may be furnished with your personal belongings, such as your favourite pictures, a special armchair or any other comforts you wish to bring. In addition to the larger living areas at Wattle Grove, each bedroom wing has a smaller relaxation space with kitchen facilities and pleasant views.
All of our rooms are bright, comfortable and elegantly appointed. They include:
- large window, providing natural light and a lovely view
- en-suite bathroom with high-quality fittings
- comfortable king single bed
- built-in wardrobe with drawers
- bedside table with a lockable draw
- individual air conditioning and heating
- telephone, internet access and a ‘Smart’ TV
- visitor chair and over-bed table
- ceiling hoist.
Care tailored to your specific needs
Wattle Grove 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, Wattle Grove is accredited to provide all levels of residential aged care (low to high), as well as end-of-life (palliative) care. 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 Wattle Grove include:
- speech therapy
- palliative care
- diversional 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 cultural, religious and dietary requirements. Relatives and friends are welcome to join you for meals with advance booking.
Keep up with your favourite pastimes
<body copy> 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. You can maintain your hobbies and interests by joining in with any of our diverse social events, church services, library visits and films. Along with a range of cultural celebrations and special guests, we celebrate significant birthdays and dates.
Connected with the local community
Community interaction is an important part of life at Wattle Grove, so there are lots of opportunities to socialise. We offer various resources to keep our residents connected to their local community. You can enjoy regular local outings and access to transport includes bus stops and major roads, making it easy for you to attend appointments in the local area.
Room to host family and friends
Wattle Grove 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 a private dining room that you can reserve for special occasions.
Pastoral care is an important part of life at all Baptcare communities, including Wattle Grove. 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 Wattle Grove. 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 meaningful life.
Your payment options
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.
Three steps to get ready to move
Baptcare Wattle Grove Community
We’ve been hard at work and our new residential aged care home is now open and welcoming residents. If you, or someone you care for, is interested in applying for and securing a place in our Wattle Grove community we recommend that you complete the following steps, as this process can take some time. If you need help understanding the process and applying for government funding, call 13 BAPTCARE (13 22 78) and our friendly team will guide you through the process.Read more
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