About Kirkbrae Aged Care Services
Kirkbrae offers a comprehensive range of facilities and aged care services options to suit all social and financial situations. Private and companion rooms enable residents to have areas that meet their individual needs and abilities. With natural light from large windows, residents are able to enjoy beautiful views over established gardens.
We provide opportunities for residents to experience variety every day. This enables more moments of happiness and enjoyment in resident’s daily lives.
Facilities and activities
We offer care and support
The majority of our residents are approved for permanent residential care.
Permanent care offers dedicated care support with daily activities, mobility equipment, medication assistance, all meals, personal care items, continence management and assistance with access to other health services.
Residential respite care, often referred to as short-term care, allows the primary carer to take a much-needed break or to assist when extra care is needed following a hospital stay or illness. Respite care at Kirkbrae can be arranged by contacting our friendly team. Commonwealth funding for respite services is available to eligible persons for up to 63 days each financial year.
Palliative carePalliative care requires special attention and thought. We have experienced and dedicated staff that are trained to look after residents and their and their families at this emotional time. Our Pastoral Care team are specially trained to provide the highest level of comfort, support and care for residents nearing the end of life.
Dementia supportAt Kirkbrae, we don’t have a specific dementia-secure wing. We do have many residents with forms of dementia who live happily in our supportive environment with dignity and respect.
Aged care placement with room to choose
Our residential aged care accommodation at Kirkbrae has four interconnected wings, all named by the inspiration of nature and our picturesque surrounds. Staff and residents often say our home is a sanctuary for seniors wanting to live within the leafy suburb of Kilsyth.
Within our aged care home, there is bound to be an option to suit most needs.
- Banksia House is a light, welcoming, compact wing with easy access to the lounge, dining room and foyer making it quite a social hub.
- Jacaranda House comprises single rooms with private ensuites. The atmosphere is quieter and ideal for those who prefer their own company. Two large lounges in this wing can be booked for family functions.
- Waratah House is a smaller unit within the home, comprising only single rooms all with ensuite. There is easy access to a lovely outdoor area and courtyard garden.
- Acacia House is full of bright colours, and comprises single and companion rooms that especially suit couples.
The best way to see the different room options and feel the atmosphere is to book a tour. Our friendly team will be delighted to show around.
5 steps to securing the right place
Are you eligible for government support?
To find out if you can access government-supported aged care services visit www.myagedcare.gov.au. If approved, their ACAS team will confirm whether you can access permanent care or respite.
Find the right home
It’s really important to feel comfortable and ask “does this home suit my needs and personal situation?”. Book a site tour to see if Kirkbrae is the right home for you or your loved one.
What does it cost?
Fees will cover accommodation, services and care. Everyone’s financial situation is different and costs may vary depending on the room of your choice. Find out more on our current pricing sheet.
How to apply
Our friendly team will help you complete the application, and be there to answer any questions you have.
On the day you move in our care team will support you through the entire process and make you feel welcome amongst friends
Kilsyth a great location
Within easy reach of Woolworths, Aldi and Coles Kilsyth for local shopping, and a range of health services. In the wider community there are many seniors organisations such as U3A Yarra Ranges and Montrose Men’s Shed, so residents enjoy all the advantages of a well-serviced area.
Conveniently located on Mt Dandenong Road, Kirkbrae Retirement Village and Aged Care is easily accessed from Eastlink or by using public transport route 688 with a handy bus stop at the entrance.