Aged Care

Tongala Memorial is a 73 bed aged care home that has been serving their local community for more than 90 years. It was established in 1925 as the Tongala and District Bush Nursing Memorial Hospital, in memory of  the local men and women who served and died in World War I and shifted in the 1980’s to meet the rising community need for adequate aged care services.

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Tongala Memorial is home to the world’s first Men’s Shed, opened in 1998 and named in honour of Dick McGowan, a local visionary who identified the need for men to congregate to find someone to talk to and activities to do, the concept is now a global force dedicated to pushing forth positive social change.

Since then, Tongala has served as a focal point of the community, with services based on a person-centred care approach and provision of supportive social and physical living and working environments where the focus is on ‘nurturing the human spirit’.

Room Options

2 areas:

R.M McHale

30 rooms, all private ensuites. 10 bed secure dementia wing.


43 rooms, 37 with private ensuites, 6 with shared ensuites. 10 bed secure dementia wing.

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 leisure and lifestyle officer arranges activities and therapy. Team members are passionate, caring and friendly and go above and beyond to build a genuine rapport with residents and their family members.

Care Structure

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

  • Residential aged care
  • Palliative care
  • Respite care
  • Secure Dementia 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 dietitians, podiatrists and speech therapists make frequent visits, along with physiotherapists for mobility and pain management. We also have a visiting dental service and hearing specialists that come to the facility as required.

Food & Diet

Healthy and balanced meal choices are always available and prepared fresh on-site. Meals can also be tailored to fit any dietary requirements.

Activities & Excursions

Entertainment is coordinated by the leisure and lifestyle officer who looks after events and activities that are planned over a social calendar.

Prospective Tenants

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

 R.M McHale StandardR.M McHale Special Care WingKoraleigh - Shared EnsuiteKoraleigh - Standard
What is RAD?
DAPWhat is DAP?$36.24$39.03$36.24$39.03
24 Hour Registered Nurse
On-site Physiotherapy & Podiatry
On-site Hairdresser
Private Ensuite
Modern Construction
Built in Wardrobe
Modern Electric Bed
Recreation Room Access
Courtyard and Outdoor Access
Lounge and Sitting Area Access
Foxtel Access
Smoke and Heat Detectors
Fire Sprinkler System
Secure Dementia Area Available