What we offer at Carrum Downs


Carrum Downs Aged Care is home to 50 residents offering single rooms with ensuites, and larger companion rooms available for couples who wish to remain living together.

Spacious rooms overlook the sun filled garden courtyard designed for residents and their families to enjoy.

We provide specialised dementia care in a safe and secure environment. We are committed to offering dedicated programs to enhance and enrich the lives of our residents which gives them every opportunity to function at their greatest potential and enjoy life.

Residents are cared for with the utmost respect, dignity and understanding, and are assisted to achieve the best possible physical health and social-emotional well-being. We treat our residents as individuals, they are encouraged and enabled to make decisions regarding their own daily care routines.

We pride ourselves on enabling those who are socially and financially disadvantaged to experience quality aged care in a supportive and fulfilling environment.

Any potential resident, family member and friends are encouraged to visit Carrum Downs Aged Care to see what truly makes us different.

Palliative Care and Respite Care services available.

Carrum Downs Aged Care is located in a pleasant residential street in Carrum Downs and is close to a good-sized shopping centre, as well as to several restaurants and a hotel. This is beneficial for residents who wish to stay connected with the community.

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Lifestyle


Our experienced Lifestyle programs are designed to cater for both the individual residents as well as participation in small groups; they are designed to preserve the privacy, dignity, skills, memory and independence of our residents. Maintaining a community connection is vital to the wellbeing of everyone, we actively encourage the involvement of family, friends and the broader community at Carrum Downs aged care.

Some of our activities that assist in keeping residents active and engaged include:

  • Church services multi denomination
  • Entertainment, concerts and displays
  • outdoor activities and bus outings to places of interest
  • Reminiscence and sensory groups
  • Dementia programs
  • Games, cards, floral craft, newspaper reading and more
  • Physiotherapy and exercise programs
  • Access to local community activities
  • Music therapy
  • Cooking
  • Hairdresser on site
  • Gardening programs

Food


Enjoyable mealtimes are something that all residents look forward to. Dietitian recommended delicious home cooked meals that meet all special dietary requirements are prepared onsite, alternatives to the menu are available and suggestions from residents are welcomed.
In addition to main meals, morning tea, afternoon tea and supper are also served.

  • Menus change weekly
  • Approved by dietitians to ensure that nutritional needs are met
  • Prepared by our cooks to the highest standards of quality, taste and presentation
  • We cater for all cultural and medical requirements
  • Menus reflect the residents’ meal preferences

Staff


Carrum Downs values and nurtures its small and personalised staff culture. We are a close-knit group of people who not only work well together but truly love what we do. Staff take tremendous pride in their work – it is the ownership they take which is the key to their job satisfaction.

Allied Health Visit


Hairdresser
Dietitian
Podiatrist
Physiotherapist
Music Therapist
Optometrist
Visiting Dentist
Hearing Services
Visiting Doctors
Palliative Care Support