Eliza Purton Home


Overlooking the seaside town of Ulverstone, The Eliza Purton Home has enjoyed spectacular views of the Leven River, Mt Roland and the ocean since its founding as the first Respect home in 1964.


96 beds

There are two types of room: standard and Verona. The older rooms share bathrooms, where premium rooms have their own ensuite. The dementia units occupy the newer portion.

The original home was built in 1964 with extra wings added in 1995. Rooms in the older part are smaller, with renovations set to take place in order to create more space and give everyone their own ensuite bathroom.

Team Structure

Eliza Purton is one of the biggest employers on the northwest coast of Tasmania. Our team consists of clinical staff and specialists including registered nurses and personal care assistants available on-call, 24-hours a day. 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.

Care Structure

We offer one of the most comprehensive ranges of services including:

  • Residential aged care
  • Palliative care
  • Secure dementia care
  • Respite care

Provided Services

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.

Dedicated specialists like physiotherapists, podiatrists and optometrists are available upon request and make frequent visits. Hairdressers come in weekly and are available by appointment.

Food & Diet

A dedicated catering department cooks everything fresh, ready to serve, in-house. Residents give feedback regularly, with menus rotated seasonally. Menu options are offered in accordance with what residents want and are supported by dieticians. Fresh food arrives throughout the week and is provided locally through the Oscar Hospitality Program.

Activities & Excursions

Regular meetings are held by residents to help determine what programs and social activities are offered. Bus trips to surrounding countryside and other places of interest happen a couple times a month. Regular visits with a Registered Music Therapist are also organised for the enjoyment of our residents.

Prospective Tenants

Entering aged care can present a significant lifestyle change for some people and may seem complicated. So before becoming an Eliza Purton Home 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.

Contact information

26-28 Lakin Street Ulverstone TAS 7315

03 6425 1515 Send A Message

How much will it cost?

 Standard RoomPremium Room
RAD $250,000$300,000
DAP $40.68$48.82
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Basic Daily Fee

A daily care 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 2018, the single rate of the basic age pension is $834.40 per fortnight, making the basic daily fee (from 20 September to 19 March 2019):


$50.66 per day; or
$709.24 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.

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