Founded by the Anglican Church Diocese in May 1969, St John’s has been an integral part of the Wangaratta community for over 50 years. This expansive home is situated in an idyllic, leafy setting on the banks of Three Mile Creek.
146 beds, including dementia specific areas
Divided into 5 wings. Most rooms have full ensuite, whilst other units have personal toilets and hand basins with a private shower facility in the unit.
Our team consists of clinical staff and specialists including registered nurses, endorsed enrolled 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 and their families.
We offer one of the most comprehensive ranges of services including:
- Residential aged care
- Palliative care
- Secure 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 such as providing a sewing space for residents who love to sew, or an an art space for a resident artist.
Dedicated specialist services such as physiotherapists, podiatrists, speech pathologists and dietitians are included in the accommodation costs. Optometrists and hearing specialists make frequent visits.
A fully functioning hairdressing salon is available on-site for residents’ use. Appointments can be made directly with the hairdressers.
Food & Diet
Our chefs ensure that healthy and balanced meal choices are always available and prepared on-site, 7 days a week. Meals can also be tailored to fit any dietary requirements. The menu is rotated seasonally. Fresh food arrives throughout the week and is provided locally through the Oscar Hospitality Program.
Activities & Excursions
Various activities are held daily in the Village Hall, auditorium and lounge rooms, including: art therapy, indoor bowls, memory/word games, pampering, gentle exercises, Tai Chi, card games and bingo. The cafe is held every Wednesday afternoon, there is a weekly shopping trolley and happy hours. Leisure and lifestyle staff arrange outings for meals and events. A workshop group is hosted every week in a fully equipped workshop and there are vegetable gardens for residents with a green thumb.
Entering aged care can present a significant lifestyle change for some people and may seem complicated. So before becoming a St John’s 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?
|Premium Room||Deluxe Room||Standard Room - Low care||McDonald House - Dementia Specific|
orWhat is RAD
|24 Hour Registered Nurse|
|On-site Physiotherapy & Podiatry|
|Large Room (18m2)|
|Extra Large Room (22m2)|
|Built in Wardrobe|
|Premium Furniture and Fittings|
|Modern Electric Bed|
|Large Flat Screen Television|
|Recreation Room Access|
|Courtyard and Outdoor Access|
|Lounge and Sitting Area Access|
|Smoke and Heat Detectors|
|Fire Sprinkler System|
|Secure Dementia Area Available|
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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.