For the best of care in a warm and friendly community
Baptcare St Hilary’s Community is known for being a small, close-knit community that warmly welcomes new residents and visitors. You will immediately feel at ease among our landscaped gardens and courtyard areas, which offer the perfect setting for a moment of quiet reflection or for sharing a pot of tea with relatives or friends. Our residents enjoy well-equipped, modern rooms, along with common areas that include a lounge with a fireplace, a timber-panelled library with internet access, an activities room and a dining room. Led by experienced nurses, most of our friendly staff have been with us for years – so you can count on receiving exemplary care from familiar faces.
Talk to us today about how we can support your loved one whether you are considering respite or permanent care.
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.
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
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
Our highly experienced, nursing-led team at St Hilary's 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.
St Hilary’s 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. Places are available for government- funded residents.
1. Apply for residential aged care through the My Aged Care website. Call 13 BAPTCARE (13 22 78) and we can guide you through the process.
2. My Aged Care will arrange an ACAS assessment visit to determine your care needs.
3. Appoint an authorised representative (Power of Attorney) if necessary.
4. Get an income and asset assessment. This will determine your aged care fees and whether you qualify for government funding.
5. Choose the Baptcare residential aged care community that’s right for you. You may wish to consider a respite stay to see if the community meets your needs.
6. Call 13 BAPTCARE (13 22 78) to arrange a tour of your chosen community and fill out an application form.
We encourage and support our residents to remain active in body and mind. Our bus trips, garden visits, shopping outings and lunches in the local community give our residents plenty of options for getting out and about.
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.
St Hilary’s is located in Morwell, a town in the Latrobe Valley area of Gippsland, in South-Eastern Victoria, approximately 149 km east of Melbourne between Moe and Traralgon.
Morwell has a rose garden in the business district, which won an award in 2009 for 'garden of excellence'. Proudly showcasing over 4000 bushes, including more than 260 varieties in 110 beds, the Rose Garden is one of the finest in the southern hemisphere and is now listed in the World Federation of Rose Societies.
The city is known for its role as a major energy production centre for Victoria as the centre of a major coal mining and fossil-fuel power generation industry.
The Princes Freeway (A1) bypasses the town to the south while the old Princes Highway which once passed through east–west through its centre is now Princes Drive and Commercial Road.
Rail transport includes both passenger rail and freight rail. The town's only station is Morwell railway station which is on the Bairnsdale line. Both the Traralgon V/Line rail service and the Bairnsdale V/Line rail service stop there with a two way hourly service. Travel time to Melbourne ranges from approximately 109 minutes during peak travel times.
General aviation operates from Latrobe Regional Airport which services the whole Latrobe Valley urban area.
Surrounding areas include Maryvale, Hazelwood, Driffield, Traralgon and Newborough.