A strong sense of community
From the moment you enter Baptcare Westhaven Community, you’ll notice the friendly atmosphere that makes our community feel like home. Our staff are welcoming and approachable, and they take their time to engage with all of our residents. We make sure that there is always someone available to speak to residents, whether they have requests or questions about their care, or simply want some company.
Celebrating our diverse community
Westhaven embodies the community spirit of the local area – many of our residents come from Footscray, Yarraville, Williamstown and surrounding neighbourhoods. We celebrate the diverse cultures of our local area, which are reflected in our multicultural staff and residents. Westhaven has established a wing for residents to come together and socialise in a setting that celebrates and recognises Asian cultures, which is fitted with Asian-style décor and furniture.
Designed for living
Our community is spacious and light-filled, with large windows framing views of gardens and nearby streets. The fresh, modern design is complemented by comfortable cushioned seats and large tables, while fireplaces ensure that communal areas are cosy even in the cooler months. Outdoors, there are beautiful internal and external gardens, which many rooms look out to. And we have 24-hour surveillance, so residents can rest assured that the community is well secured.
Innovation that makes a difference
Westhaven features the latest innovations in aged care. These include the Montessori for Dementia model of care to support residents with advanced dementia. This new approach is flexible and evidence-based, and supports residents to cope with memory loss while promoting their independence. We adapt the resident’s environment to encourage them to participate in meaningful activities and engage with their community. For example, our memory support unit on the ground floor offers easy access to an internal garden area. All rooms are fitted with ceiling hoists to make movement safer and more comfortable for residents with limited mobility.
Baptcare Westhaven Community also includes co-located retirement living apartments.
A place where you can feel at home
Conveniently located near transport, shops and services in Footscray, Baptcare Westhaven Community is set in the heart of a thriving community. With 127 private rooms, we cater for all levels of care requirements (low to high). To create a more intimate, homely feel, our three-storey building is divided into nine areas, so smaller groups of residents share dining and lounge areas. Most rooms have garden or courtyard views, and some look out to the city and the Westgate bridge. The community also features a beauty therapy salon, kiosk, chapel and laundry services.
Every room at Westhaven is private and sole-occupied, so residents’ suites are their own personal space. See the pricing snapshot for full details. We invite residents to decorate their room with photographs, paintings or their favourite quilt. The rooms at Westhaven are bright and comfortable, featuring:
- Private, ensuite bathroom
- High-quality furniture and fittings
- Lockable storage
- Neutral palettes and tasteful décor
- Garden or courtyard views.
We try our best to accommodate couples by offering adjacent rooms whenever possible.
While pets cannot stay with residents, they are very welcome to visit with family or friends.
Care tailored to your specific needs
Westhaven 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, Coasthaven 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 Westhaven include:
- Foot care and podiatry
- Speech therapy
- Diversional therapy
- GP home visits.
A hearing aid specialist also visits our residents on-site.
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.
Stay involved with the local community
Westhaven is fortunate to have strong ties to various community groups including a local church, library and the city council. Many of our residents are supporters of the Western Bulldogs, so we follow the footy season closely. We also have a committed network of volunteers who provide companionship and support for our residents.
Room to host family and friends
Above all, Westhaven 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 Westhaven. 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.