Aged Care in Sydenham

Welcome to
Water Gardens

Types of care:

Short-term respite care

Long-term care

Dementia care

Palliative care

Water Gardens is a community-focused aged care home in Melbourne, offering a unique ‘Lifestyle Program’ consisting of exciting activities focused on health and wellbeing and a sense of community. Furthermore, the ‘Lifestyle Program’ includes entertainers, one-to-one time, hand massage therapy, church services, bus outings and more. To enrich the communal environment, we offer home-style cooking and baking with a four-week seasonal menu.

Conveniently located next to Water Gardens Shopping Centre in Sydenham, our homes and aged care providers offer guests an exceptional living environment. With close proximity to Keilor, St Albans, Sunshine, Strathmore and Essendon, With Water Gardens, finding aged care in Melbourne can be a simple process.

Our professional team of experienced staff ensure each patron’s specialised needs are met. Services include 24-hour nursing care and allied health services, the theatre, library, café, a private function room, and other luxurious features. In addition, the stylish and colourful design of the Water Gardens homes creates a vibrant and uplifting atmosphere for our guests.

When it comes to aged care in Victoria, you need a home that is on your side. At Water Gardens, we provide permanent care, specialised care and respite care. It’s our goal to go above and beyond, ensuring professionalism alongside building strong friendships with all of our guests.

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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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 our friendly Client Services Manager to answer any questions on 0408 062 460

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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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Room Choices

Watergardens Room Choices and Pricing Matrix (as of May 2022)

Single Room

Room Type

Single Room + Ensuite

Bathroom

Private

Approx. Size

19 – 20m2

RAD

$550,000

DAP

$61.33

Combination Payment Example

Combination payment 50% refundable deposit of $275,000 and 50% daily payment of $30.21 per day.

MPIR

4.07%

Single Room

Room Type

Single Room + Ensuite

Bathroom

Private

Approx. Size

12 – 14m2

RAD

$450,000

DAP

50.18

Combination Payment Example

Combination payment 50% refundable deposit of $225,000 and 50% daily payment of $27.42 per day.

MPIR

4.07%

A Basic Daily Care Fee of $54.69 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) 4.07%
    Example: RAD/DAP combination is paid 50% RAD x 4.07% DAP on remainder of RAD at 4.07%
  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 20th March 2022.
  6. MPIR (Maximum Permissible Interest Rate) effective from 1st April 2022.

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.

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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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