Hedley Sutton Community

For aged care accommodation that puts you at ease

Set on the grounds of the grand Linda Mansion in Camberwell, Baptcare Hedley Sutton Community is a relaxed and inviting residential aged care community. We provide all levels of care, delivered by a highly experienced, nursing-led team. Our residents enjoy private rooms and shared spaces that are filled with natural light and furnished with modern décor, overlooking landscaped courtyards and beautiful garden areas. There is even a lovely on-site café for residents and their family and friends.

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

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Life at Baptcare Hedley Sutton Community residential aged care

A thriving community

Baptcare Hedley Sutton Community was established in 1972, and has been providing exceptional care to residents ever since. We pride ourselves on our inviting atmosphere and sense of community. Our on-site café is a hub of activity for residents and their visitors to enjoy a coffee, snack or meal. While you’ll feel like you’re on the café strip, you also have the comfort of knowing that trained staff are on hand.

Thoughtful design

Hedley Sutton offers a range of spaces for everyone to enjoy – whether that be a quiet game of chess in the library, or hosting family and friends in our scenic courtyard area. We have many sun-filled communal areas to spend time with others, includinga gazebo and BBQ area. And for the times when you prefer to stay indoors, you can relax in one of our comfortable lounges.

The latest innovations in aged care

Hedley Sutton has advanced systems in place to ensure the best of care for our residents. For medication safety, we use an electronic medication system that communicates directly with our residents’ doctors and pharmacists. Our bathrooms are designed with coloured rails to assist residents living with Alzheimer’s, to reduce the likelihood of falls. And you’ll be reassured to know that every resident has a nurse call button within easy reach in both the bedroom and bathroom.

A place where you can feel at home

Hedley Sutton is a modern, two-storey building with 100 private rooms, catering to all levels of care. Both levels have three wings, each with their own dining and lounge rooms. Our smaller dining rooms foster a more intimate setting for mealtimes and enhance the sense of homeliness. Meanwhile, the general layout of our community is designed to encourage residents to move around and enjoy the communal areas, while making all facilities easily accessible from any room or level.

Room types

Every room at Hedley Sutton is private – residents’ suites are their own personal space. Residents are welcome to personalise their suite so that it feels like home, by hanging pictures on the wall or even bringing in their favourite chair. There are four different room types – see pricing snapshot for full details. All rooms are spacious, featuring:

  • Private ensuite bathroom with nurse call button
  • High-quality furniture and fittings
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning and heating
  • Built-in wardrobes with lockable storage
  • Fully integrated nurse alarm system
  • Optional TV installation.

Communal areas

We have many areas that characterise the community feel of Hedley Sutton. These include communal courtyards and outdoor areas, which are easily accessible so that you can make the most of a beautiful day. Our ground floor social area is popular – especially when we hold our regular activities for residents and their visitors – and there are comfortable sitting areas in our lounge. We also have a library on-site, if you’re looking for a quieter change of scenery.

Pet accommodation

While pets cannot stay with residents, they are very welcome to visit with family or friends.

Care tailored to your specific needs

Hedley Sutton 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, Hedley Sutton 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 allied health services available on-site at Hedley Sutton include:

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

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.

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

Because Hedley Sutton is located only minutes from Camberwell’s shopping precinct, our residents remain part of their local community. We offer weekly bus outings to local parks and scenic areas. Our community connection also extends to the younger generation, with local school students regularly volunteering and performing at Hedley Sutton.

Room to host family and friends

Above all, Hedley Sutton 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

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

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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 in Camberwell

New enquiries

Call 13 22 78

Direct number: 03 9834 4000

Baptcare Hedley Sutton Community
Residential aged care
19 Canterbury Road
Camberwell VIC 3124
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Baptcare Hedley Sutton Retirement Living

Co-located retirement living residences

Our residential aged care community sits alongside Baptcare’s highly sought-after Hedley Sutton Retirement Living. Set against the stunning backdrop of the stately 1880 Linda Mansion, the 38 quality, light-filled apartments offer an ideal base for your independent lifestyle. With preferential consideration for available spaces in the residential aged care if your health needs change in future years, Hedley Sutton allows couples with different care and support needs the opportunity to live within the same community.


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?

Yes you can. 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.

What’s in the local area of Hedley Sutton?

Baptcare Hedley Sutton is located in Camberwell, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, 9 km east of the CBD, located within the City of Boroondara local government area. Known for grand, historic residences and tranquil, leafy streets, Camberwell is commonly regarded as one of Melbourne's most prestigious and exclusive suburbs.

A feature of Camberwell is the Burke Road shopping strip, which stretches north, approximately 600 m from Camberwell Junction, where three tram routes converge—the 70, 72, and 75.

Halfway up the shopping strip is Camberwell railway station, which services the Belgrave, Lilydale, and Alamein train lines. East Camberwell, Riversdale, Willison, and Hartwell stations also lie within the suburb's boundaries. Several bus routes also cover the area.

The historic Rivoli Cinemas sit just west of Camberwell Junction, in the adjacent suburb of Hawthorn East.

Camberwell has several parks, reserves and playgrounds, most notably, Frog Hollow Reserve, Fordham Gardens, Cooper Reserve, Bowen Gardens, Lynden Park, Highfield Park, Riversdale Park and Willison Park.

East Camberwell, Hartwell, Riversdale and Willison are four officially named neighbourhoods, within the general area of the railway stations of the same name.

The Camberwell Sunday Market has been operated by the Rotary Club of Balwyn since 1976 and comprises 370 stallholders, selling secondhand clothing, books, furniture, and crafts.

Ten churches were established in the area; Camberwell South Anglican Church, St Dunstan's Anglican, St John's Anglican, St Mark's Anglican, Our Lady of Victories Basilica, St Dominic's Catholic Church Salvation Army, Methodist (now Uniting), Presbyterian, Greek Orthodox, Church of Christ and Baptist. Camberwell Baptist Church was constituted in 1891 and has met on the same site in Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East, near Camberwell Junction, since its inception.

The main hospital is Epworth Camberwell located on the corner of Toorak and Burke Road.

Camberwell neighbours Hawthorn, Ashburton, Glen Iris, Malvern, Canterbury, Surrey Hills, Burwood, Kew, Deepdene, Burwood and Box Hill.

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What are the costs of Residential Aged Care?

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.

Is Hedley Sutton a social community?

Yes it is! To help you or your loved one to maintain interests and enjoy time with others, we offer a rich and varied lifestyle and activities program, with options ranging from individual hobbies through to group activities and popular bus outings.

Our spacious shared and dining areas provide a welcoming setting for activities and mealtimes, adding to our warm atmosphere. Family and friends are always welcome to visit and enjoy  a coffee with our residents at the on-site  Linda café.

Who is eligible for a place at Baptcare Hedley Sutton?

Baptcare Hedley Sutton 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 Hedley Sutton are concessional.  Preference is given to DHHS Public  and Community Housing clients and other government funded clients.

How do I apply for a place at Baptcare Hedley Sutton?

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.

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