For a unique and contemporary approach to aged care accommodation
Baptcare Wyndham Lodge Community is a modern, fully redeveloped residential aged care community servicing Werribee and its surrounds. Providing all levels of care, Wyndham Lodge offers a relaxed and inclusive environment where everyone can feel at home. Warm, earthy hues and natural tones feature throughout the Lodge’s communal spaces, with large floor-to-ceiling windows drawing in natural light and framing the views of surrounding parkland.
Talk to us today about how we can support your loved one whether you are considering respite or permanent care.
Life at Baptcare Wyndham Lodge residential aged care
A thriving community
Wyndham Lodge was founded and initially run by a group of dedicated locals who relied on the fundraising efforts of volunteer organisations like the Ladies Auxiliary to help grow and advance the site. This sense of community remains an important part of Wyndham Lodge today, with Baptcare continuing the tradition and providing a warm, inviting environment where everyone feels welcome.
Wyndham Lodge was fully redeveloped in 2016, with a focus on creating contemporary living spaces that would preserve and enhance the site’s sense of community while catering for regional growth. Residents and visitors can now choose to spend time together in a range of specially designed spaces from attractive landscaped courtyards and indoor winter gardens to light and bright communal areas overlooking local parklands and waterways.
Innovative solutions to personal care
While a key part of the recent redevelopment was ensuring the site retained its community feel, Wyndham Lodge is also now home to the latest innovations in aged care. So you’ll see state-of-the-art technology like concealed ceiling hoists and hi lo beds – to help move less mobile residents comfortably in and out of bed – alongside stunning floor-to-ceiling windows that take in ‘the best views in Wyndham’.
A new choice in care
Between 2014 and 2015, Wyndham had the largest population growth in Victoria. The recent expansion of Wyndham Lodge provides older people in areas like Point Cook, Werribee, Hoppers Crossing and Tarneit, a genuinely local option for quality residential aged care – and is in keeping with the site’s original purpose to serve its community well.
A place where you can feel at home
Wyndham Lodge is a modern, four-storey building with 150 rooms, catering to all levels of care. Each floor has its own dedicated living and dining spaces, allowing residents to feel part of their own small community, despite the overall size of the property. Residents do not have to negotiate levels or walk far from their rooms to get to communal areas, which gives them the confidence to move freely between these spaces and socialise with other residents.
Every room at Wyndham Lodge is sole-occupied so residents can be assured of having their own private space, which they can style to their own personal taste. There are three different rooms types – see pricing snapshot for full details. All rooms are spacious and light-filled with:
* Ensuite bathroom (either shared or private ensuite, all with nurse call button)
* Quality furniture and fittings
* A flat-screen TV (Foxtel available at an additional cost)
* Individually controlled air-conditioning and hydronic heating
* Built-in wardrobes with lockable storage
* Picture rails and built-in display shelving
* Light above bed
* Fully integrated nurse alarm system
* Pleasant city, mountain or garden views
* Neutral palettes and tasteful decor.
Memory support unit
Wyndham Lodge also has a dedicated 15-bed Memory Support Unit offering sensitive and attentive care for individuals living with dementia. This is a non-secure environment so certain eligibility criteria do apply.
We do our very best to accommodate couples by allocating them rooms either opposite or next to each other.
While pets cannot stay with residents, they are very welcome to visit with family or friends
Care tailored to your specific needs
Wyndham Lodge 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, Wyndham Lodge 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 allied health services available on-site at Wyndham Lodge include:
- Foot care and podiatry
- Speech therapy
- Diversional therapy
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 past-times
At Wyndham Lodge, we aim to provide a relaxing but vibrant environment. We offer a broad range of social activities, including river walks, concerts, movies, board/card games, Italian club and regular bus outings. We also have several different specialist interest groups, e.g. gardening, knitting circle and leather craft, to provide residents with continued access to their favourite hobbies. Additional amenities include our on-site library, hairdressing salon, kiosk and chapel. The entrance to Wyndham Lodge has been uniquely designed to reflect a typical high street and houses separate ‘store fronts’ for the salon, kiosk and main nurses station.
Stay involved with the local community
Wyndham Lodge is conveniently located to nearby shops and restaurants, as well as a bowls club and supermarket, so residents can easily get out and about in their local community. We provide bus transport to enable group outings and day-trips. This community connection extends to the younger generation with local school students regularly volunteering and performing at Wyndham Lodge, e.g. carols, dancing.
Room to host family and friends
Above all, Wyndham Lodge 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 Wyndham Lodge. 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
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.
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 Wyndam Lodge 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.
Baptcare Wyndham Lodge is a residential aged care community. This means that it is for older people who need a higher level of care than what can be provided in their own home. Most rooms at Wyndham Lodge are concessional. Preference is given to DHHS Public and Community Housing clients and other government funded clients.
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.
Baptcare Wyndham Lodge is located in Werribee, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, 32 km south-west of the CBD. Werribee is situated on the Werribee River, approximately halfway between Melbourne and Geelong, on the Princes Highway.
The market gardens and well-known tourist precinct are found in Werribee South, on the other side of the Maltby Bypass.
There are two major railway stations in the area – Werribee railway station and Hoppers Crossing railway station to the north-east, both part of the Melbourne metropolitan network. Werribee Station is the terminus of the Werribee line.
An extensive bus network links Werribee with neighbouring suburbs, with major bus interchanges at Werribee station, Wyndham Vale railway station, Tarneit railway station, Pacific Werribee and Hoppers Crossing station.
The area's major regional shopping centre, the Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre is actually located just across the suburb boundary in Hoppers Crossing. Werribee's town centre and its Civic Centre (council offices) are located adjacent to the Princes Highway, known locally as Synnot Street.
The City of Wyndham and surrounding areas are serviced by the Werribee Mercy Hospital, which opened in 1994.
Werribee is surrounded by several mostly residential suburbs: Wyndham Vale to the north-west, Hoppers Crossing and Tarneit to the north, Truganina and Williams Landing to the north-east, and Point Cook to the east.
Residents enjoy time with others through our social and therapeutic activities program. We offer a broad range of social activities, including music, art, entertainment and regular bus outings.
As part of providing a homely environment for residents, we welcome visitors at any time of the day. We invite family and friends to use our shared spaces and be part of activities and mealtimes.
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.