Aged Care in Sydenham

Welcome to Watergardens

Types of care:

Long-term care

Palliative care

At Watergardens Aged Care, we offer an engaging lifestyle and consciously nurtured community for residents in aged care. Our residents receive attentive, tailored care backed by highly skilled and caring staff. We have over 20 years’ experience in cultivating communities that brighten our residents’ lives and help them maintain an active and enriching life.

This home has a dedicated Memory Support Unit (sometimes known as a dementia unit), which is a purpose built area with its own gardens and courtyards to provide a safe and secure environment for people living with high dementia care needs.

Conveniently located next to Water Gardens Shopping Centre in Sydenham, residents and families can continue to enjoy quality time together shopping, dining out, going to the movies or simply catching up over coffee and cake. 

With close proximity to Keilor, St Albans, Sunshine, Strathmore and Essendon, our friendly team at Watergardens can help moving into aged care a simple process.

Our professional team at Watergardens take a people centred approach to care, which means our residents benefit from clinical care, participation in stimulating activities and nourished with wholesome and culturally accepted meals that are individualised to their needs and tastes. We also preserve their autonomy by involving them in daily-decision making, and offer complete transparency for families and loved ones. 

At Watergardens you can receive permanent care, respite care, palliative care and dementia care. It’s our goal to go above and beyond, ensuring professionalism, dignity and respect alongside building strong friendships with all of our residents and families.

New Resident Enquiries

352 Sydenham Road,
Sydenham, Victoria, 3037

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Home Features

  • Vibrant lifestyle program
  • Hair and Beauty Services
  • Café – retail
  • Private dining room
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Theatre/cinema room
  • Library
  • Billiard Table
  • Landscaped courtyard
  • Landscaped garden
  • Memory Support Unit
  • BBQ area
  • Raised garden beds, planters or pods
  • Alfresco area
  • On-site chapel
  • Allied health services
  • City views

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Room Choices

Watergardens Room Choices and Pricing Matrix (as of 1 January 2024)

Single Room + Private Ensuite

Room Type

Single Room

Bathroom

Private

Approx. Size

19 – 20m2

RAD

$550,000

DAP

$126.27

Combination Payment Example

Combination payment 50% refundable deposit of $275,000 and 50% daily payment of $63.14 per day.

MPIR

8.38%

Single Room + Private Ensuite

Room Type

Single Room

Bathroom

Private

Approx. Size

12 – 14m2

RAD

$450,000

DAP

$103.32

Combination Payment Example

Combination payment 50% refundable deposit of $225,000 and 50% daily payment of $51.66 per day.

MPIR

8.38%

A Basic Daily Care Fee of $60.86 per day, is applicable to all residents entering either permanent care or respite, regardless of which residence you may choose.

  1. RAD (Refundable Accommodation Deposit) is the amount charged for a suite.
  2. DAP (Daily Accommodation Payment) an interest payment payable on an unpaid non-supported accommodation cost.
  3. COMBINATION Payment is when part RAD is paid and the remaining amount outstanding at the current interest rate (MPIR) 8.38% Example: RAD/DAP combination is paid 50% RAD x 8.38% DAP on remainder of RAD at 8.38%
  4. Means Tested Care Fee: This is a fee calculated by Centrelink based on assessment of your income and assets, (this is not applicable to all people).
  5. Fees and charges effective from 1 January 2024.
  6. MPIR (Maximum Permissible Interest Rate) effective from 1 January 2024.

Pricing is dependent on individual means and asset testing.

Payment can be made via a Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD), a Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) or a combination of both.

Supported places are available.

Additional Services apply to this home.

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We are here
to help

Leaving your own home and entering an aged care home isn’t an easy decision. But it doesn’t have to be a daunting experience. Let us guide you through the process step-by-step. We will support you from your initial enquiry, answering your questions on the types of care we offer, finding a residence that suits you, to explaining potential subsidies, understanding the payment options and application process.

Chat to one of our friendly Client Services Managers.

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Steps to Enter an Aged Care Home

Whether you’re looking for respite care, permanent care, dementia care or palliative care, download this booklet so you, your family, carers and friends understand how to access care in an aged care home, the process for moving into an aged care home and what to expect when you are there.

We understand this may be an emotional and difficult time. Call one of our friendly Client Service Managers to answer any questions.

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Our Team

With a person centred care approach, our kind, compassionate and experienced team discuss and create with you and your medical practitioners, a tailored care plan that includes goal setting, care planning and evaluation, and decision making.

Your physical and emotional wellbeing is paramount to us and with the help of our lifestyle team, daily social group and leisure activities will be offered to ensure you continue living an engaging and quality life.   

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