Waranga Health

Waranga Health is a 36 bed aged-care facility. It consists of a four bed, acute care unit, a district nursing service and outpatient ambulatory consulting services. There is also a dedicated palliative care suite and respite bed.

The facility is situated in High Street, Rushworth, a historic gold mining town in north-central Victoria. Spacious lawns adjoin the local retail area, consisting of a supermarket, pharmacy, bank, post office, bakery and specialist stores. Areas of community interest are easily accessible.

Waranga Health provides patients and residents with up-to-date amenities. The recently refurbished facility boasts a new hairdresser salon, lounge and dining area with a fireplace where meals are communally enjoyed in a social and friendly environment, plush seating and a landscaped, outdoor dining area with in-built BBQs. There are a number of outdoor areas perfect for family gatherings and plenty of spacious sitting areas to enjoy with family, staff or other residents.

Resident rooms each contain a private ensuite, built-in wardrobe, an electric bed to ensure comfort and safety, an armchair and a bedside table.

A hobby shed, shade house, and raised vegetable gardens offer the opportunity for residents to participate in activities of interest that maintain independence.

Care and treatment is provided by a multidisciplinary team, consisting of a medical practitioner, geriatricians, allied health, care manager and diversional therapists, registered nurses, enrolled nurses and personal care workers providing 24-hour care.

This combination of private and communal lifestyle options deliver considerable freedom for residents to exercise their independence while enjoying the support and social interaction that is a feature of Waranga Health.

Respite care charges are based on the Commonwealth Government prescribed fee.

For more information about fees and how to get an Aged Care Assessment, please visit the My Aged Care website.

To contact Waranga Health, phone 5851 8000. To contact Waranga District Nursing Service, phone 5851 8020.