The Lodge

The Lodge

In the Lodge, we recognise the special gifts and qualities of each of our Residents, family members, and our staff. We have created a homely environment where life, love, and laughter abound.

Our Facilities

The Lodge accommodates Residents in single suites with services that include all meals, weekly cleaning of the room, linen changes, personal washing and laundry services. Residents are assisted with more personal care e.g. showering and dressing, and qualified nursing staff manage medical and medication requirements. Audiologist, podiatrist, optometrist, physiotherapist, doctors, hairdresser, church services are also available. Residents have the opportunity to participate in craft activities, bus outings, games, and concerts should they so wish.

Our Aims

Helping families maintain joyful relationships …
The care of our Residents is a partnership with families. We encourage families to join loved ones for a meal. Familiar relationships are important in enabling our Residents to continue to engage in the lives of their families.

Maintaining links with the community …
Residents are able to develop and maintain friendships through the various groups within the Village and outings with family members.

Recognising the value of companionship …
Although there are no double suites in the Lodge, all endeavours are made to accommodate couples in this facility when both have reached Lodge level of care.

A homely environment nestled within a caring retirement community …
In a homely stable environment, life can still be spontaneous. Our lifestyle program is specifically tailored to supporting the needs of Residents and embracing each moment as a valued lived experience.

Our Care Levels

The Lodge is a fully equipped ageing in place home and residents entering are required to have a Support Plan or an Aged Care Assessment Approval for residential care. At times a resident may benefit from a move to our memory supported unit to support their individual needs. It is not possible to guarantee a place in the Village memory support unit however; all residents are placed on our memory support unit waiting list.


Application Process

1. Obtain an Aged Care Assessment, referrals can be made through your doctor.

2. Once you have undergone your assessment, the Assessment Officer will discuss your future accommodation options with you and inform you if you require low-level care.

3. For permanent entry, please complete an Assets Test Application Form available from Centrelink or DVA.

4. Complete our application form attaching your assessment and the results of your Assets Test.

5. On receipt of your information, we will contact you to discuss your care needs, set up an appointment to tour the facility, discuss our waiting list time and our ability to offer you a suitable suite.

All applications are assessed and evaluated by our staff on the ability of the facility to safely meet the assessed care needs and the relationship between the assessed care needs and the Government Aged Care Funding Instrument. There is no guarantee that an application will be accepted or that an appropriate suite will be available when required. Acceptance of an application is not an offer of placement. Village Baxter Residents are offered priority on the waiting list. However they are subject to the standard evaluation and assessment process, and there is no guarantee that if the Village Resident’s application is accepted that a suitable place will be immediately available. The Village reserves the right to decline an application for placement at any time without explanation. Aggressive and/or abusive behaviour toward Village staff by Residents and/or families is a risk to the health and safety of our staff and will result in the rejection of application or withdrawal of an offer of placement.