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.
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.
We try our best to accommodate couples whenever possible. We have three shared rooms that are suitable for couples.
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 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, St Hilary's 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 St Hilary’s include:
- Foot care and podiatry
- 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.
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, St Hilary's 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 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.