The Lorne Community Hospital provides excellent aged care facilities.
Residential Aged Care
The Lorne nursing home is a high level care facility with 19 long term high level care beds and one flexible respite bed, which can cater for high and low level care needs.
The home has a relaxed atmosphere with caring and motivated staff to manage each resident’s requirements. We offer a range of services from activities programs, physiotherapy, podiatry, dietician, speech therapy, palliative care and volunteer program to name a few.
Being a small facility has its benefits of a family like environment, which the residents feel secure and safe in.
Our facilities are excellent with a mixture of single and shared (double) rooms. Each room has its own en-suite. The facility also has a garden area, activities room and a balcony that overlooks the stunning Lorne bay and the Great Ocean road. Doctor services are provided through the general practice, which is on site, ensuring prompt care if required.
The Lorne Community Hospital offers a unique respite service for the elderly, either privately or under the aged care government funding. Respite care programs provide planned short term and time limited breaks for clients living at home and their carer’s. It provides support and temporary relief for the carer, allowing the client to stay for a period of time in the Aged Care facility, which may serve to prevent a permanent placement outside the home. We are able to provide this service on a one-off or regular basis. For further information, please contact the Lorne Community Hospital on 5289 4300
Fees & Trusts
Residential Aged Care fees that you pay are determined by Centrelink based on an income and assets assessment, and the level of care that you require.
In return for your fee you are provided with full board and 24 hour nursing care. The Nursing Home also provides any Allied Health care you may need i.e. Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy.
Items that are not included in the fee include:
- Dry Cleaning
- Prescription medication
- Dental care
- Newspapers and Magazines
- Other services as required
The staff at the Lorne Community Hospital would be happy to provide you with a list of appropriate aged care financial planners, and to assist you with any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 5289 4300.
- Seniors Online or call the helpline – 1300 638 821
Seniors Rights Victoria
Leading Aged Services
Accreditation Standards and Expected Outcomes
My Aged Care Australia; Complaints Investigation Scheme
Palliative Care Australia
Best Care for Older People Everywhere Tool Kit
Elderly Rights Advocacy Victoria
We would love to hear any feedback or comments!
At the Lorne Community Hospital we encourage you to share your ideas, compliments or complaints about out service by phoning 5289 4300, or registering your experience online.