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.
Talk to us today about how we can can support your loved one whether you are considering respite or permanent care.
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 that excels in providing support to those requiring a higher level of care. With registered nurses on-site at all times, Abbey Gardens is accredited to provide all levels of residential aged care including permanent, respite and palliative care. Each resident will have a personalised care plan, which will be developed together with the resident and their family.
Our qualified and experienced staff provide exceptional care and support. All our staff are carefully selected and trained 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 varied choice of tasty, healthy meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All food is prepared fresh every day by chefs on-site. Meal options come at no additional cost to our residents. A dietitian helps to plan the menu and takes into consideration all cultural, religious and dietary requirements. Relatives and friends are welcome to join you for meals with advance booking.
Keep up with your favourite pastimes
Our team of lifestyle staff have created 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 our local community
Because our team truly cares about the community and spirit of Norlane, we chose to develop a specialised hub alongside our aged care facility. You can connect and engage with community groups, spend time with our committed volunteers, enjoy the nearby gardens and courtyards, or join one of our regular bus outings to local places of interest.
Room to host family and friends
Above all, 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.
Direct number: 03 5608 0200
New enquiries call:
13 22 78
Direct number: 03 5608 0200
Residential Aged Care
15 Tarwin Street
Warragul VIC 3820
Frequently Asked Questions
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 become a volunteer at Abbey Gardens?
Volunteers enhance the lives of our residents every day by visiting them one-on-one and contributing to activities in both our lifestyle program and residential aged care communities. As a volunteer you can use your energy, skills and life experience to make a difference in the lives of people in your community.
What level of care can I expect at Abbey Gardens?
Our highly experienced, nursing-led team at Abbey Gardens provide all levels of residential aged care, ranging from lower-level care through to more complex, high-level care requirements, including respite care.
Our residents and visitors enjoy bright, light and attractive shared spaces, with lots of great places to share a cup of coffee and a chat.
To help you or your loved one to maintain interests and enjoy time with others, we provide a rich and varied lifestyle and activities program, with options ranging from individual hobbies through to group activities and popular bus outings.
Our community is run by Baptcare, a not-for-profit organisation with more than 75 years of experience in caring for older people.
Who is eligible for a place at Abbey Gardens?
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, we are accredited to provide all levels of residential care, 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, should it be required.
Is Abbey Gardens a social community?
We provide numerous opportunities for socialising – our cinema is home to movie nights, our on-site bar boasts a happy hour and we run many group activities.
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.
What are the costs of Residential Aged Care?
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.
What’s in the local area of Abbey Gardens?
Abbey Gardens is located in Warragul, a town in Victoria, 102 kilometres south-east of Melbourne. Warragul lies between the Strzelecki Ranges to the south and the Mount Baw Baw Plateau of the Great Dividing Range to the north.
Warragul is the main population and service centre of the West Gippsland region. The surrounding area is noted for dairy farming and other niche agriculture and has long been producing gourmet foods.
Warragul is located on hills that extend north from the Strzelecki Ranges near Ellinbank, joining to the Baw Baws in the Neerim District. This range is historically referred to as the Warragul Hills. The range effectively separates the flatlands of the Koo-Wee-Rup swamp (starting near Longwarry) in the west and the Moe Swamp on the eastern side (starting near Darnum).
Warragul contains the Linear Park Arts Discovery Trail, a trail covering several adjacent parks in the town. It features painted bollards, mosaics and murals. The trail joins up with the Drouin to Warragul Two Towns Trail.
Warragul is the major township closest to Lardner, the home of the Gippsland Field Days. Three major events are held at Lardner Park each year—the Farm World agricultural show, Trucks in Action, and Harvest of Gippsland. Warragul is also home to the annual Warragul Show, which is held on the first Friday of March each year.
Warragul railway station is a staffed V/Line station located to the south of the Warragul CBD. The railway station is situated on the Gippsland railway line, which services the towns between Bairnsdale and Melbourne Southern Cross.
Warragul has a modest bus network consisting of four routes within the town's boundaries.
Warragul is neighboured by Nilma, Bona Vista, Drouin East, Lillico, Lardner and Gainsborough.