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“We look forward to welcoming you to Caroline Chisholm where you will become part of our home and our family.”
Caroline Chisholm is a two-storey federation building set in extensive landscaped grounds in Lane Cove. The home is surrounded by beautiful gardens and wide verandas where our residents enjoy spending time with their loved ones.
At Caroline Chisholm we pride ourselves on the excellent care services that we provide to every resident. Our care team is made up of a Director of Nursing, registered nurses, personal care staff, lifestyle officers and other support staff who work 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure you are well cared for.
We provide palliative care, respite care and dementia support and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about your care requirements.
In recognition of our very high standards of care and services, Caroline Chisholm has been fully accredited by the Australian Government meeting all 44 of the expected outcomes.
Staying active and socialising is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Our activity program changes each month, but will always include bus trips and outings, arts and crafts, movie days and theme days. We have a number of volunteers supporting our home and have regular musical performances, fetes, raffles and visits from school groups.
Alloa is situated close to beautiful rivers and bays, which provide ideal opportunities for outings. Friends and family are more than welcome to join in with any of our activities.
Your room will be furnished for you, but we encourage you to bring personal belongings such as photographs and soft furnishings to help you feel at home. There are television sets that you can watch in our common rooms, but you are welcome to bring you own television or radio if you wish.
Enjoying a variety of delicious, nutritionally balanced meals is an important part of maintaining good health. Our cook prepares a wide variety of nutritious, home-cooked meals in our kitchen on site. We offer choices of hot and cold meals, cater for allergies, intolerances and culturally-specific needs, and create a special menu for a theme day each month.
Click here to view a sample of our menu.
The cost of aged care is dependent on your circumstances and is different for everyone. The cost of your care and accommodation at Caroline Chisholm can include the following:
Basic daily fee
This covers living costs such as meals, power and laundry. For some people, this is the only fee they are required to pay.
This fee is set by the Department of Human Services at 85% of the single pension and is indexed in March and September each year. To read the latest schedule of fees and charges go to the Department of Health website.
Means-tested care fee
This is an additional contribution towards to the cost of your care that some people are required to pay, and is based on an assessment of your income and assets.
This charge covers your accommodation at Caroline Chisholm, and is based on an assessment of your income and assets.
You can choose to make your accommodation payments as either:
- a lump sum of what is called a 'refundable accommodation payment'
- a daily accommodation payment
- a combination of both
You can see the full list of accommodation charges for Caroline Chisholm by downloading the accommodation pricing information factsheet.
We have more detailed information about the fees and charges and income and assets assessments in our fees and charges section.
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