A friendly aged care community in a rural setting
Baptcare Amberlea Community is a contemporary residential aged care community that has been designed with your needs in mind. We provide residential and respite care for the Drouin and West Gippsland communities, in a beautiful rural environment.
Amberlea is known for being a warm and friendly community. As a resident here, you will have your own spacious and elegantly appointed room, along with access to our on-site services, beautifully maintained gardens and shared areas. And our convenient location in the heart of Drouin means you can stay connected to the local community.
At Amberlea, we deliver the highest quality of care and ensure all your needs are catered for. There are numerous entertainment and lifestyle activities for you to choose from, or you may prefer to simply relax. You will always feel at home in our welcoming and inclusive community.
Amberlea 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.
A place where you will feel at home
At Amberlea, we make every effort to ensure that you feel at home. You will receive the best of care from our experienced and attentive staff, and you will soon feel part of our friendly community by taking part in our regular activities and social events. Of course, you are also free to just relax in your own room or spend time with your visitors.
A community within a community
Amberlea is surrounded by a stunning landscape, offering fantastic views of the region that our residents know and love. Being so close to Drouin’s shopping centre and community hub means you will have access to everything you need, in a familiar setting.
Live the way you want
At Amberlea, we respect your individual wishes, so you can choose to spend your time however you like. We offer a varied lifestyle program that includes activities to suit all individual interests and abilities. These include morning and afternoon teas, group activities, exercises, cooking, crafts and even happy hours. We also host a diverse range of social events, entertainers and special guests.
Amberlea is a modern, spacious aged care community. As well as having your own room, you can also enjoy time in our shared areas, which include:
- A large BBQ and deck area
- Numerous lounge and recreational areas
- Beautifully maintained gardens and open-air courtyard areas
- A library and quiet reading area
- A private dining room for family dinners and functions
- A chapel/space for spiritual reflection.
We also have an on-site hairdressing salon, coffee and tea facilities, kitchen and laundry.
At Amberlea, you will have your own private room with an ensuite bathroom. We also offer spacious suites that accommodate two people and are suitable for couples. See the pricing snapshot (link to separate page) 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, providing natural light and a lovely view
- An ensuite bathroom with a built-in shower chair, high-quality fittings and non-slip vinyl floor
- A built-in robe and chest of drawers, with a lockable storage drawer
- A bedside table and comfy chair
- Overbed lights and a ceiling fan
- Individual heating
- Curtains and high-quality carpet
- A lockable door.
We also offer many optional services such as internet, daily newspapers, beauty services, reflexology, massage, aromatherapy and special care services.
Care tailored to your specific needs
Amberlea 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, Amberlea 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. This means we can provide ‘ageing-in-place’ – residents can stay at Amberlea 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 Amberlea include:
- Speech therapy
- Palliative care
- Diversional therapy
- Pet therapy
- Visiting doctors.
Amberlea is also located in close proximity to Drouin’s regional hospital and medical services.
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 interests, you can enjoy socialising with others at our social occasions and events. Along with a range of cultural celebrations and special guests, we celebrate all birthdays and significant dates.
Connected with the local community
Over the years, Amberlea has established itself as an integral part of the local community. Our relationship with other community organisations allows our residents to maintain important connections to those in the surrounding area.
We offer various resources to keep our residents connected to their local community and our proximity to Drouin’s town centre ensures they have access to everything they need. Our residents enjoy regular bus outings to Gippsland’s community attractions, church services, library, movie cinema and shopping centres. We also have a longstanding relationship with the regional hospital, which is located close to Amberlea.
Room to host family and friends
Amberlea 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 Amberlea. 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 Amberlea. You’ll meet people through bus trips, games and our regular group activities and events. We also understand that sometimes you just want to enjoy the scenery, so there are also plenty of different places to 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 Amberlea 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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