Baptcare Northaven Community

For aged care with a strong community focus

Baptcare Northaven Community is a close-knit residential aged care community in the heart of Kerang that has been a home for older people in the local area since the 1970s. With a committed volunteer network and ties to many community groups, Northaven has a strong connection to the local community. Our beautiful gardens and courtyards are a standout feature, and many of our residents who are keen gardeners love to get involved and tend to their own garden areas. At Northaven, our residents’ friends and families are an important and valued part of our extended community, and we welcome visitors to spend time in our lovely shared spaces or join in with activities when they visit.

Talk to us today about how we can can support your loved one whether you are considering respite or permanent care.

Life at Baptcare Northaven Community residential aged care

An engaged and social community

Baptcare Northaven Community is driven by the strong community values of the local area. Not only does Northaven give older people the opportunity to stay in the region, we also support and encourage our residents to maintain their connection with the community through participation in various activities and events in the area. Conveniently located on the corner of Shadforth and tree-lined Wattle Street, our residents can easily visit the town’s shops and parks, and stay socially connected and independent. We see Northaven as an important part of the Kerang community, and we connect with local groups and organisations to help provide a full life for our residents.

Designed for comfort

Northaven is a light and spacious building with lovely outdoor areas. The building was originally a hospital, which has been updated to ensure that residents have many different places to spend their time, in addition to their spacious private rooms. Our courtyard BBQ area is a popular spot for family occasions in the warmer months, and fireplaces in the lounge areas ensure that there is always a cosy spot during winter. For quieter times, there are comfortable seats overlooking the outdoor landscape, which are a perfect place for reading or reflection.

Innovation in aged care

At Northaven, we have adopted the use of several aged care innovations for the benefit of our residents. One example is our memory support unit. This is a small and special 10-bed unit with a ‘homely feel’, designed to cater to the specific needs of residents living with dementia. The design of the unit makes people with dementia feel more at home, and residents are encouraged to take part in everyday tasks (e.g. washing and other chores), which helps them cope with memory loss and promotes their independence. We also offer residents brain trainer exercises, via iPads, to help maintain active minds and encourage learning. Rooms are equipped with additional features that help to make residents more comfortable and independent, such as Hi-Lo beds.

A place where you can feel at home

At Northaven, we cater for all levels of care requirements (low to high). The community has 56 rooms, 10 of which are in the memory support unit. Rooms are light-filled and spacious with pleasant views, and all have easy access to our lovely garden areas. With a number of large, comfortable shared areas, both indoors and outside, residents have many places to enjoy time with other residents or friends and family.

Our community also features a hairdressing salon, chapel and laundry services.

Room types

The rooms at Northaven can be private and sole-occupied, or shared by couples. See the pricing snapshot for full details.

Residents’ suites are their own personal space. We invite residents to decorate their room with photographs, paintings or their favourite quilt.

All rooms are bright and comfortable, featuring:

  • Private, ensuite bathroom
  • High-quality furniture and fittings
  • Lockable storage
  • Neutral palettes and tasteful décor
  • Garden or courtyard views.

Couples accommodation

We try our best to accommodate couples by offering shared or adjacent rooms whenever possible.

Pet accommodation

Residents are welcome to have their pets live with them at Northaven. Pets are also very welcome to visit at any time.

Care tailored to your specific needs

Northaven 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, Northaven 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.

Nursing care

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.

Medical care

Beyond 24/7 nursing care, other health services available on-site at Northaven include:

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

Northaven has shared services with the local hospital to ensure that residents have continuity of care, and there are GPs and specialists on call for acute clinical issues.

Nutritional care

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.

Pastoral care

Pastoral care is an important part of life at all Baptcare communities, including Northaven. 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.

Pastoral care

Pastoral care is an important part of life at all Baptcare communities, including Northaven. 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

Our lifestyle program offers a wide range of activities and events to choose from every day. Residents can participate in activities that interest them, at times that suit them. There are daily exercises to keep people active and healthy. And to promote active minds, we host a variety of games such as cards and bingo. We often screen movies and regularly organise bus outings for day trips to local attractions. These activities bring our residents together regularly, which contributes to the strong sense of community at Northaven.

The comfort of familiar routines

Our model of care at Northaven 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 Northaven Community. Book a tour online by clicking here or call 13 BAPTCARE (13 22 78) to arrange a time to visit our community.

Find out more out diversional therapy and other Home Help care and support services

Your payment options

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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

New enquiries:

13 22 78

Direct number: 03 5450 8500

Baptcare Northaven Community
Residential aged care
84 - 86 Shadforth Street
Kerang VIC 3579

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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