We offer a supported living environment within a beautiful township setting to help you maintain an active and rewarding life. At Ballan District Health & Care, we offer a person centered approach to care. Knowing about you helps us offer activities and services that are likely to suit you. Below is some information about our facility and what we offer. If you’d like more information – or if you would like to book a tour – please call us on (03) 5368 1100.
Ballan is a small country town located ideally between Melbourne and Ballarat, five minutes off the Western Highway. The Ballan Main Street is a short stroll from Ballan District Health & Care and is home to cafes, op shops, post office, news agency as well as the library and community house.
The Ballan Autumn Festival attracts thousands of visitors, food vendors and stallholders to town – providing an opportunity for the local community to showcase local wares, produce and entertainment. Our residents can take part in the festivities – including participating in the parade. In 2018 we won the Mayor’s Award. In 2017 we won the LASA Community Engagement Award for our Priscila Queen of the Desert High Tea event.
Other events include the regularly Ballan Farmers Market, Ballan Lions Community Market and the annual Vintage Machinery and Vehicle Rally.
- Single Room with en suite
- Single Room, shared bathroom
- Single Room, no en suite
- Shared room
Residents have access to a large day room which includes a lounge area and dining area. Residents also have access to garden areas.
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 Clinic & Allied Healthcare. These include doctors, dentist, physiotherapist, psychologist, counselling, dietitian, podiatrist, occupational therapist. Many of these services will see the residents either at the clinic or with a home visit to the Hostel.
As part of our person centered care approach, we are always open to resident suggestions and ideas when it comes to activities, events and outings.
Some other things to help your well being include:
- Hydrotherapy pool, spa, gymnasium (virtual tour)
- BBQ facilities and sundeck
- Regular activities and outings using our own bus
- Areas for bowls, bocce, croquet and mini golf
- Internet access (Wi-Fi) and iPads
- Quiet reading nooks
- Coffee club
Meals are prepared at our commercial grade kitchen (on-site) by qualified chefs in collaboration with the Ballan District Health & Care dietitian.
- Breakfast: Porridge + Toast + Banana + Orange Juice + Hot drink
- Morning Tea: Hot/Cold Drink + Snack
- Lunch: Beef Meatballs with Gravy + Mash Potato + Roast Pumpkin + Peas. Dessert: Two Fruits + Yogurt
- Afternoon Tea: White Tea + Lemon Slice
- Dinner: Spanish Omelette + Salad + Barley Vegetable Soup
- Dessert: Apple Crumble + Vanilla Ice Cream
- Supper: Mixed Sandwiches
With Nurses here on-site (EENs, RNs, Clinical Educator), we can provide individual attention, supervision and assistance with all clinical needs as well as:
- Personal hygiene including bathing and showering
- Dressing, undressing and grooming
- Eating, drinking and special dietary requirements
- Toileting and managing incontinence
- Assistance taking medicine
- Palliative care with specially trained staff
We are ideally located for family visits – one hour drive from Melbourne, 30 minutes from Ballarat and only 700 metres from Ballan Railway Station.
If your income and assets are over a certain amount you have the option to pay a Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) or a Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) or a combination of both via a contractual agreement with Ballan District Health & Care. If your income and assets are below a certain amount, the Australian Government will pay for part or all of your accommodation costs.
The Department of Human Services will inform you of the applicable Daily Accommodation Contribution you will be required to make if this is the case, which can be fully converted to a Refundable Accommodation Contribution (RAC) if desired.
Table 1.0 shows the four residential aged care room types available at Ballan District Health & Care and the maximum Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) and the Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) you may be asked to pay.
To enquire about combined RAD and DAP accommodation fee arrangements, please contact our Aged Care Manager on (03) 5368 1100.
For example, instead of a $400,000 RAD payment, you could pay $200,000 and then $32.55 per day (DAP).
Single Room with en suite
Single Room – shared bathroom
Single Room – no en suite
Effective 1 Jan 2019
The care fees at Ballan District Health & Care are set by the Australian Government and change bi-annually. Depending upon your circumstances and your particular needs, there can be other fees and out of pocket expenses associated with residential aged care.
For more information about the cost of care at Ballan District Health & Care, please call the Aged Care Manager on (03) 5368 1100.
We’d love to show you our facility. Please call (03) 5368 1100 for a tour.
Accommodation based care services
Memory Support Unit
A caring, personalised and structured environment for high-care residents with Alzheimer’s and/or other cognitive conditions. Nurses work closely with the care team to identify medical problems that the resident may be unable to communicate. More >
Respite is short stay accommodation – one day or even up to a few weeks. This break offers family caregivers temporary relief to help sustain their health and wellbeing. Bookings are essential – please contact the Aged Care Manager or a Ward Clerk for more information: (03) 5368 1100. More >
Transitional Care Program
The program provides care and restorative services for a short-term period for older people who have been in Hospital. The program allows people to be discharged and continue their recovery outside of the Hospital system with additional therapy and support. More >
Home based care services
Home Care Package
A government-funded, coordinated package of services tailored to meet the care needs of older people who wish to remain living at home. The home care services available at Ballan District Health & Care are flexible and personally tailored to suit your needs, your lifestyle and what you value most. More >
Home based health care by offering assistance with hygiene, wound care, medication management, diabetes management, emotional support and monitoring of health status. The team of highly trained Nurses can assist you when you first return home from Hospital or to help you stay out of Hospital. More >
Meals on Wheels
Dietitian planned meals prepared at our kitchen by qualified chefs, delivered Monday to Friday (except public holidays). Short term (e.g. after an operation or ongoing, Meals on Wheels assists people who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. More >