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Hospital: (03) 5368 1100
GP Clinic: (03) 5366 7999 // Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 8.00pm // Saturday: 9.00am - 1.00pm

The Ballan Hostel offers a supported living environment within a beautiful country township setting.

At Ballan District Health & Care we take a life story approach. Knowing about you helps us to offer you activities and services that are likely to suit you and assist you in maintaining an active and rewarding life.

Ballan Autumn Festival 2016

Our experienced and supportive staff members provide 24-hour, seven-day-a-week, personalised, quality support for aged care residents. We value and respect the individual needs of residents and encourage each resident to maintain independence wherever possible.

  • Private Rooms with Ensuites (there are two rooms in House E, which share a bathroom)
  • Connecting Rooms for Couples
  • Meals Prepared In-house
  • Lounge & Dining Areas
  • Wi-Fi Area & Access to iPads
  • Quiet Reading & Seating Nooks
  • Activities & Outings (Facility Bus)
  • On-site Hairdressing Salon
  • Podiatrist Visits
  • On-site Dental Clinic
  • Occupational Therapy
  • On-site GP and Allied Healthcare Clinic (including Audiology, Physiotherapy & Optometry)
  • On-site X-ray Facility, Pathology Service & Hospital Pharmacy
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Hydrotherapy Pool, Spa & Rehabilitation Gymnasium
  • On-site Hospital and Palliative Care Suite
  • On-site Psychology & Social Work Services
  • Playground Area for Grandchildren
  • Activity Shed
  • BBQ Facilities & Sundeck
  • Artificial lawn area for Bowls, Bocci, Croquet and Mini Golf
  • In-house Laundry Service
  • Garden and Vegetable Beds.

Our staff provide a warm and friendly environment where visits from family and friends are always welcomed and encouraged. Respite for carers is also available on request (dependent upon bed availability).

Ballarat Art Gallery Visit
Support Services

We can provide individual attention, supervision and assistance with:

  • Bathing, showering and personal hygiene
  • Dressing, undressing and grooming
  • Eating and drinking
  • Transferring to mobility
  • Toileting and maintaining continence and managing incontinence
  • Communication
  • Special dietary requirements
  • Individual treatments or procedures, including assistance with taking medication;
  • Individual attention and support for people who experience confusion or behavioural conditions.
Please call (03) 5368 1100 for more information or to organise a tour of the facility.
Fee arrangements for all Aged Care Homes in Australia have changed since on 1 July 2014

If your income and assets are over a certain amount you may be asked to make an accommodation payment that you agree with the home. Otherwise the Australian Government will pay for part or all of your accommodation costs. The Department of Human Services will advise you if you are required to make an accommodation payment. Below is the maximum price (accommodation payment) you may be asked to pay if entering a home on or after 1 July 2014. You may be able to negotiate a lower price with the home. The information below also provides details on any additional care or services that may be offered by the home, either as part of the accommodation price or available at an additional cost.

  • Option 1 – Houses A,B,C and D: max. refundable deposit $400,000.00 or max. daily payments of $72.65
  • Option 2 – Houses E: max. refundable deposit $256,000.00 or max. daily payments of $46.50

Option 1

Room Names

Ballan Hostel – Houses A, B, C and D

Room Type

Single Room with Private Ensuite

Maximum room occupancy

You can be asked by an aged care home to pay accommodation costs, this is called an ‘accommodation payment’. The maximum room price is the maximum accommodation payment that you can be charged for the room. You can negotiate a lower amount with the home.

Maximum price for room

The maximum price that you can be charged for this room is a refundable deposit of $400,000.00 or daily payments of $72.65 or a combination of both. You have 28 days after entering a home to decide how you want to pay your accommodation payment. You can chose:

  • A refundable accommodation deposit (a lump sum payment, the balance of which is refunded when you leave).
  • A daily accommodation payment (a rental style payment that is paid on a regular basis, payable up to a month in advance, and is not refundable).
  • A combination of the two.

Explanation of payment options

Residents can choose to pay for their accommodation by a refundable deposit, a daily payment, or a combination of both. A refundable deposit is paid as a lump sum amount. A daily payment accrues daily and is paid periodically, for example monthly. A combination payment includes both a partial lump sum and daily payments.

Example of a combination payment for a room

A resident could pay, for example, 50% of the price by a refundable deposit of $200,000.00 and 50% of the price by daily payments of $36.32.

Room description

The Ballan Hostel was renovated in 2011,  which involved repainting the facility, laying new flooring and installing new lighting. The Ballan Hostel offers private, spacious and comfortable rooms.

Room size

12.25 square meters (excluding ensuite)

Common areas

Residents have access to a large day room which includes a lounge area and dining area. Residents also have access to the garden areas around the Ballan Hostel, including a community garden.

Special accommodation or design features of the room or home

Ballan District Health & Care provides residential aged care within a facility that offers wrap-around services, including:

  • A Secure Memory Support Unit
  • A Nursing Home
  • Hospital Services (including a Palliative Care Suite, X-ray & Pathology Service & a Hospital Pharmacy)
  • A GP & Allied Healthcare Clinic
  • a Hydrotherapy Pool, Spa and Rehabilitation Gymnasium

Aged care homes are required to provide certain services to you by law. Some homes may include additional services in the accommodation payment, at no additional cost.

Additional care or services included in the room price

Residents are able to access care in the Ballan Hospital as either a private or public patient. They are also able to access services at the GP and Allied Healthcare Clinic. The Clinic’s services include doctors, a dental clinic, physiotherapy, psychology and social work, nutrition and dietetics, podiatry and occupational therapy. These services are offered at the on-site GP and Allied Healthcare Clinic. Many of these services can be provided through a home visit to the Ballan Hostel.

Aged care homes may make additional services available to you at an additional cost (not included in the accommodation payment). These are optional and you may choose which, if any, additional services you receive.

Optional additional care or services not included in the room price, charged at extra cost

Not Applicable

Extra service status is granted by the Department of Social Services and involves the provision of a higher standard of accommodation, food and services.
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For more information relating to Option 2 (House E) and for any other enquiries, please call the Clinical Services Manager on (03) 5368 1100 to discuss in further detail.