Nhill is situated within a rich wheat growing and sheep grazing district of North West Victoria. The country town provides a nurturing environment for Avonlea, which is located in a quiet and peaceful area.
There are individual rooms with ensuites as well as dedicated couple’s accommodation that includes two double units with separate lounge with a concealed kitchenette and sliding door opening onto a small private enclosure.
Our residents are given both a strong sense of dignity and respectful independence by our quality team of staff. Our team consists of clinical staff and specialists including registered nurses and personal care assistants. A social care team deals with activities and therapy. Team members are passionate, caring and friendly and go above and beyond to build a genuine rapport with residents.
We offer one of the most comprehensive ranges of services including:
- Residential aged care
- Palliative care
- Specialist dementia care
- Respite care
With attention to the complete health and wellbeing of our residents, the services we offer combine specialist care with quality of life. Beyond our standard care offerings, further services accommodate specific needs of residents.
The health professionals at Avonlea make it their mission to improve quality of life however possible, whether it’s eating and drinking, dressing or hygiene care, or a simple matter of mobility. All our staff treat every resident with care, aware of their individual needs.
Residents have access to an occupational therapist and can engage in numerous community programs and activities supported by volunteers, including religious services. Dedicated specialists like dietitians, podiatrists, and speech therapists make frequent visits, along with physiotherapists for mobility and pain management. Hairdressing and massage services are also available.
Food & Diet
Healthy and balanced meal choices are prepared by our kitchen team on-site. A variety of meals cater to resident’s preferences and dietary requirements. The menu is updated twice a year, with a summer and winter menu. Fresh food arrives throughout the week and is coordinated through the Oscar Hospitality Program.
Activities & Excursions
Entertainment is coordinated by the leisure and lifestyle team who look after events and activities that are planned over a social calendar.
A central spacious dining room has unrestricted views of a secure private courtyard with French doors opening onto a manicured formal garden area for exclusive use by residents and their guests. The comfortably furnished lounge accommodates seating for 56 and has a theatre size television with individual headsets for 46 residents, allowing residents to control the volume according to need.
Entering aged care can present a significant lifestyle change for some people and may seem complicated. So before becoming an Avonlea resident, it is important you and your loved ones make the best decisions regarding your aged care. For prospective residents, we’ve detailed the key steps involved here.
How much will it cost?
Basic Daily Fee
A basic daily fee is used to contribute towards your day-to-day living costs such as meals, cleaning, laundry, heating and cooling. It is part of the overall fees you pay towards your care. The daily care fee increases on 20 March and 20 September each year in line with changes to the Age Pension.
The basic daily fee is 85% of the single person rate of the basic age pension. From 20 September 2019, the single rate of the basic age pension is $850.40 per fortnight, making the basic daily fee (from 20 September to 19 March 2020):
$51.63 per day; or
$722.84 per fortnight
This amount is indexed with the age pension. This applies even if you are a member of a couple.
Means-tested Care Fee
A contribution to care fee is paid to the federal government where a person is in a financial position to do so. The cost (if any) of a person’s Contribution to Care Fee is dependent on their financial situation and is determined by the government. Please note the government have a lifetime cap on this fee.