Aged Care

Set on the edge of Swan Hill, near to the Murray River – the Alcheringa site is bordered by picturesque fruit growing country, dotted with stone fruit and citrus trees.

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Set on the edge of Swan Hill, near to the Murray River – the Alcheringa site is bordered by picturesque fruit growing country, dotted with stone fruit and citrus trees.

Room Options

75 rooms (30 secure dementia).

All single rooms with ensuites. Couples accommodation available. Two respite beds can be booked.

Two main ends – Sunnyside Lodge and Honeybee Lodge. The first is general housing that is divided into three wings. The second, is a specially designed secure dementia area.

Team Structure

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 dieticians, podiatrists, optometrists and speech therapists make frequent visits, along with physiotherapists for mobility and pain management. Hairdressers come in weekly and are available by appointment.

Food & Diet

Healthy and balanced meal choices are always available and prepared on-site. Meals can also be tailored to fit any dietary requirements. Fresh food arrives throughout the week and is provided locally 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. Our proximity to the city centre means we’re quite involved in the community. Trips to nearby points of interest including art galleries are convenient with dedicated bus and vehicle options.

Prospective Tenants

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




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 basic daily 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 March 2022 to 19 September 2022 the basic daily fee will be:

$54.69 per day

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.


Accommodation Lump Sum or Daily Payment

Check out the table below to find out more about prices and what kind of facilities are included.

 Standard RoomSuperior Room
What is RAD?
DAPWhat is DAP?$47.95$57.98
24 Hour Registered Nurse
On-site Physiotherapy & Podiatry
On-site Hairdresser
Large Room (18m2)
Extra Large Room (22m2)
Private Ensuite
Modern Construction
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
Cafe Access
Library Access
Wifi Access
Foxtel Access
Smoke and Heat Detectors
Fire Sprinkler System
Secure Dementia Area Available