St Vincent's Aged Care

Aged Care Melbourne

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St Vincent's Aged Care Eltham

St Vincent's Aged Care Eltham

43 Diamond Street, Eltham VIC 3095

Dementia Care

24/7 Nursing Care

Respite Care & Palliative Care

St Vincent's Aged Care Hawthorn

St Vincent's Aged Care Hawthorn

4 King Street, Hawthorn VIC 3123

24/7 Nursing Care

Respite Care & Palliative Care

St Vincent's Aged Care Kew

St Vincent's Aged Care Kew

104 Studley Park Rd, Kew VIC 3101

Dementia Care

24/7 Nursing Care

Respite Care & Palliative Care

St Vincent's Aged Care Werribee

St Vincent's Aged Care Werribee

240 Hoppers Lane, Werribee VIC 3030

24/7 Nursing Care

Respite Care & Palliative Care

Our aged care services

Palliative Care

From the cleaners to the nurses, everyone at St Vincent's plays a part in making palliative care a better and brighter place to be for a dignified end or a beautiful new beginning.

Learn more about palliative care

Secure Dementia Care

24/7 compassionate dementia care available in a secure wing.

St Vincent's is here for the hugs, tears and everything in between. Every win, every regression, every loss. We're not going anywhere.

Learn more about dementia care in Melbourne

Respite Care

24/7 compassionate dementia care available in a secure wing.

St Vincent's is here for the hugs, tears and everything in between. Every win, every regression, every loss. We're not going anywhere.

Learn more about respite care in Melbourne

Find a home in our Melbourne aged care

From nursing homes in the heart of Melbourne in Kew and Hawthorn to the quieter outskirts of Melbourne with Werribee and Eltham, St Vincent’s Care Victoria has you covered with a care that celebrates you for who you are. 

Our Melbourne aged care services include: 

Full activities calendar

24/7 registered nurse

Close to shopping and leisure

Church located nearby

Allied health providers

Get aged care help with St Vincent's Care

Who is St Vincent's Care?

St Vincent's Care is a not-for-profit Catholic provider of aged care, retirement living and home care.

Some quick facts about us:

  • We are connected with the St Vincent's Hospitals
  • We aren't connected with Vinnies
  • We want everyone to find the perfect home that works for them
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Feel welcome, valued and safe

Our people are here to ensure you can continue living as full a life as possible.

Where some see care as a service, our people see it as a mission, to provide compassion and support that befits our heritage and faith in human kindness.

 Over 180 years of caring heritage

 Pastoral care for emotional and spiritual support

 24/7 nursing care

 Allied health care from physiotherapists, dietitians and more

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At St Vincent's, everyone looks out for you

From clinical, to lifestyle, to spiritual needs, your support team are there to support you in the outcomes you want from your aged care journey.

Facility manager

Responsible for the wellbeing of all staff and residents. Whatever the situation your Facility Manager is always on hand to help.

Care manager

Supports the registered nurses and lends their expertise with any health issues or concerns that need an extra set of eyes.

Lifestyle coordinators

Organises a lifestyle and activities program in the home that is fun, consistent and great for residents’ well-being.

Pastoral carer

Provides spiritual and emotional care to residents, families and staff.

Admissions coordinators

Your point of contact for touring homes and helping answer any questions you have about aged care.

Allied health

Health specialists including physiotherapists, podiatrists, dietitians and more that keep residents healthy and happy.

Care workers

Provide personal day to day support for you in your home. They also love having a laugh with residents!

Maintenance workers

Keeps homes running smoothly through facility repairs, gardening and more!


Nurses administer medication, coordinate care plans and are the trusted go between for families and residents.


The most important members of St Vincent’s communities and an important part of supporting you to feel welcome, valued, and safe


Assist the pastoral care and lifestyle teams to make life in the St Vincent’s community brighter and better

Will Mum and Dad be well looked after?

Will Mum or Dad be happy? Will they be taken care of? If not, would they tell me?

With regularly trained staff, personalised care plans and an approach to care that involves everyone from the cleaners to the nurses, we're never short on people that will keep an eye out for your family.

Read on:

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The 4 Steps to Get Aged Care

Step 1
Call our team

St Vincent’s can help guide you through the start of the aged care process as well as the do’s and don’ts of getting the assessments and support you need.

Step 2
Take a private tour

Tour a St Vincent’s home and make sure it's the right community and setting for you.

Step 3
Make a plan

Work with your care team to create a tailored care and lifestyle plan that’s ready for you when you move 

Step 4
Move in

Move in and meet with your week one support team of managers, care workers, pastoral carers and lifestyle coordinators who will help you get settled into your new ho

How to Choose the Best Melbourne Aged Care Home

There's over 750 aged care providers in Melbourne. 

Read our 3-step guide and make the best choice you can for Mum & Dad.

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Frequently asked aged care questions

What is moving into aged care actually like?

The first 30 days in aged care are known to be the toughest time for someone moving in. 

So, what can you expect in the first month of moving into a home?

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What is an ACAT Assessment?

For many families, the thought of being ‘assessed’ is a scary one. 

Learn more about what an ACAT Assessment actually is and the steps you can take to get the most out of your assessment to make the process easy and worthwhile.  

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How much does aged care cost?

Even for the best and brightest, aged care is at the very least confusing.

So, if you're still unsure about how the cost of aged care works, check out St Vincent’s guide on paying for aged care.

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Frequently asked questions

Aged care is a term used to describe the general care and support provided in an aged care home. You might also hear an aged care home referred to as a nursing home or an aged care facility. Essentially, aged care is help and care in a friendly environment.

You can learn more about residential aged care here

An aged care and a nursing home are actually the same thing. Residential aged care is the recognized term for a place where care and support are provided for elderly people.

> What is residential aged care?

In-home care, residential aged care and respite care.

1.      In-home care is extra support for you in your home as you age. This could be anything from nursing services to help with getting the groceries each week.

2.      Residential aged care is a place you go to when you need fulltime care and support. Residents in aged care will often have their own room and will have care workers, nurses and lifestyle staff to help support you with meals, laundry, cleaning, bathing and more.

3.      Respite care is a short term stay for elderly people that gives carers a break. A resident might spend a week or two in a residential aged care home while their carer is on holiday or if they need a safe place to replenish and recover after surgery or a visit to the hospital.

> What care is right for me?

Home care is support for the elderly in their own home. Aged care is support for the elderly in an assisted living facility.

People who use home care are still independent, but might also need a little extra assistance in some day to day parts of their lives.

This can be because of their age, health conditions or even just a change in living circumstances.

Home care is a great starting point that evolves to suit your care needs as they change.
At St Vincent’s, we know home is where the heart is and so we would help you to stay in your home as long as possible.

But eventually, for many, there comes a time where they need to make the transition into fulltime care to get the level of support they need to live happily and healthily.

> What care is right for me?

The types of services provided by St Vincent’s residential aged care fall into three main categories:


Your room and all the things that come with it – including your furnishings and bedding.

Hotel-type services

Services to meet your day-to-day needs such as meals, laundry and social activities. It also includes the services that maintain the aged care home. This covers cleaning, air conditioning and maintenance of the grounds and building.

Care services

Personal care help such as bathing, eating, help with medications and carrying out health treatments. Clinical care is also available and can include special bedding, nursing services and therapy services such as podiatry, physiotherapy and speech therapy.

If you are over 65 (or 50 for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people) and need at least some assistance for everyday activities, you may be eligible for aged care services.

Eligibility for aged care services may vary depending on your situation, so it’s important that you get assessed through My Aged Care for what services you may need.

Choosing the right aged care home is rarely easy. But there are some indicators that can help point you in the right direction.

Check out our 4 step guide on choosing the right aged care home and be better prepared for making that tough decision.

The best thing to do is to get in touch with our friendly team who will take you through the process of applying for aged care.

If you're wanting to know how to approach the conversation with your parents about aged care, you can learn more about that here.

Your payments in aged care are broken down into
1) the cost of your care itself and
2) the cost of your accommodation

There are a few different ways you can go about paying for both of these.

Aged care workers provide day to day support for residents in their home. They help residents shower, bring them their food or even just sit down for a cup of tea. Aged care workers are supported by many other people in an aged care home including nurses, clinical managers, lifestyle program coordinators, pastoral carers, a facility manager and more!

> Learn more about our staff
> What is the Role of an Aged Care Worker?

Often the first sign that you may need to consider an aged care home, is if you’re not coping as well as you once did with everyday tasks. But the signs extend to all areas of your life including:

  • The laundry basket is overflowing
  • The garden isn’t being looked after the same as it used to be
  • Avoiding chores
  • Missing social events
  • Any confusion or changes in mood
  • Your health is visibly declining i.e. You’re not moving around the house as well as you used to, shortness of breath etc.
  • You’re falling more frequently
  • You're not eating as much as you should or your groceries are expiring frequently without you realising
  • You’ve mixed up your medication or you’re forgetting to take it
  • You’re finding that you’re asking for more support than usual

If you've noticed these signs, it might be time to talk about aged care with your family.

Government assistance in aged care is different for everyone so it’s not always easy to say whether you can or will receive government assistance. 

If you choose to enter aged care, eventually you will need to complete an Income and Asset assessment from Centrelink. This assessment will determine your eligibility for government subsidised aged care and eventually offer some clarity on the cost of your home and care. 

> How much does aged care cost?

Many of St Vincent’s Residential Aged Care facilities are equipped to care for and support those living with dementia. Secured rooms are often available in our aged care facilities, with specialised care teams in place.

While we’re pet friendly at St Vincent’s, unfortunately pets cannot move in with you into aged care. They can however visit and many homes offer the opportunity for visiting pets through pet therapy programs and events.

Still have questions about aged care?

Got a burning question? Or not sure where to start? 

Our team of St Vincent's aged care angels can help.

Monday to Friday – 8am-5:30pm

Saturday – 8am – 4pm 

Sunday - Closed 

an aged care staff member

Get in touch with our team

Sydney enquiries phone number 

1800 778 767

Monday to Friday – 8am-5:30pm

Saturday – 8am – 4pm 

Sunday - Closed 

Melbourne enquiries contact form