COMFORTABLE, AFFORDABLE AND MODERN RESIDENTIAL AGED-CARE & RESPITE ACCOMMODATION
Residents at Havilah’s aged-care facilities rarely stop socialising and exploring their new lives. Havilah resides in a growing tourist region of Central Victoria. Travelling to towns, attractions and events in the region provides endless entertainment and much inspiration for those who like to get out and about. There is an abundance of food, wine and beautiful scenery in central Victoria. Amongst the activities on offer are visits to international exhibitions, tours of public gardens and historic homesteads, lunches at vineyards in the Pyrenees, dining on delicious cuisine in restaurants, cafes and pubs in Avoca, Castlemaine, Creswick, Daylesford and Hepburn, and enjoying scenic delights at tourist destinations such as Tuki Trout Farm, gold prospecting, boating, tennis, bowling, golf, theatre, Avoca races, local markets, festivals and events. Yet there is so much more to explore and so much to look forward to.
And when residents are not traveling all over the country side there are plenty of activities enjoyed within their comfortable home from bowling to cross-words, craft, art, cooking, dancing, musical entertainment and significant events such as Melbourne Cup day and spring racing events, Easter, Mother’s Day, ANZAC day, Halloween and more. Our annual Christmas BBQs are enjoyed by residents and families past and present from far and wide.
Both Havilah sites are just a short stroll away from the Maryborough CBD, medical clinics, clubs, restaurants and cafés, and are ideally positioned to enjoy the culture and fine dining of the surrounding wine and goldfields regions. Many of Victoria’s finest tourist regions are within an hour’s drive.
Meals are prepared with only the best quality fresh, seasonal ingredients to suit all dietary requirements. Our flexible kitchens cater to your daily desires regardless of any fixed menu. Large dining and communal spaces are offered in all wings of the facility. Private dining rooms and kitchens are available for family gatherings, activities, entertainment and events such as afternoon teas and games.
Among the many services Havilah offers is respite care. Respite care is a short-stay program whereby carers may apply for up to 63 days accommodation. This accommodation is paid for by the carer, although veterans may apply for 28-days paid accommodation. Respite care provides temporary relief for those caring for the frail and aged. This temporary accommodation provides all services available to permanent aged-care residents.
Excellent facilities are matched by exceptional service. At the touch of a button nursing assistance is available at any hour of the day or night.
private rooms with en-suites
spacious lounge and dining areas
BBQ and outdoor entertainment areas within courtyards and wide verandahs
dining rooms for private use and social entertaining
special needs unit
state-of-the-art fire protection
monthly newsletters for each division of Havilah provided in print and online, informative website and information booklets
daily lifestyle programs for groups and individuals
happy hour, cooking classes, craft, choir and monthly dinner dance
music, films and videos
special functions for family and friends
AUSTAR in communal lounge areas
religious and cultural activities
home cooked meals
24 hour tea and coffee making facilities
mobile DVD and book library
24 hour nursing staff
on-site podiatrist, physiotherapist and psychotherapist
seasonal catering to suit all diets
cleaning and laundry
Chaplaincy and church groups
special needs unit
Admission to any hostel for either permanent residence or respite care is through the local Aged Care Assessment Team, who will work with you to decide whether you need hostel care or could be assisted to remain at home with other support such as home care or aged care packages. Your GP will assist you with a referral to the Aged Care Assessment Team.