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Bethany Aged Care Centre offers a caring and supportive lifestyle and community in a homely setting, where our residents and staff are family. Located in the charming coastal town of Port Macquarie, the Centre is close to Australian bushland, the beach and Lake Cathie, whilst also being just a stroll away from public transport, the town centre and local services. At our Centre, there are views of bushland, the coast and wildlife. 

We recognise the importance of family and friends and encourage them to be an active part of our community. Our dedicated family area allows families to spend quality time and celebrate special occasions with their loved one. 

As you wonder through our wide hallways, you can see fish tanks and residents' art decorating our walls as well as other decor for that homely feel. Outside, we have a secret garden with water feature for residents to relax and enjoy in.

We have strong ties and work closely with the local community, and over time we have built a strong reputation as an organisation that genuinely cares for others in need without discrimination.

You're sure to feel right at home!

Our Services

Bethany Aged Care Centre offers 24-hour permanent residential care including memory support and palliative care; and respite (short-term) careWe also offer all residents NDIS related services.

Our residents are in good hands with our care team of fully qualified and committed individuals who share The Salvation Army values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity and collaboration. We adopt a person-centred approach to all the care that we provide.

Our staff and Chaplain go beyond the clinical to cater for the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of our residents. 

Each staff member has undergone reference and security checks to ensure they are fully qualified, experienced and are passionate about working in the aged care sector. Emotional intelligence and sensitivity to diversity are other key factors that we take into consideration when recruiting staff into our Centre community.

We have a range of fully furnished, spacious single rooms with private and shared ensuites, all with sunny, external views. All rooms have a 24-hour emergency call system for added peace of mind. Other features include:

  • Electronically adjustable beds
  • Cupboards
  • Telephone and TV connections available 
  • Bushland and coastal views 
  • Air conditioning 

This is your home, you are most welcome to bring in your own favourite items - photos, mementos and accessories to dress the room to your own taste and preferences. *

*All items must meet the Centre's work, health and safety guidelines. 

Meals are cooked daily onsite by a qualified chef in consultation with the dietician. The menu is regularly rotated to promote choice and take advantage of what is in season. Each meal has a selection of high protein, vegetarian and modified options. We also cater for special dietary and cultural requirements. 

Nutrition programs can also be organised as required.

Read more about food at The Salvation Army Aged Care.

We take fun quite seriously! The Centre has a dedicated Lifestyle Team that organises daily activities based on the suggestions of residents through regular resident meetings. These include outings, animal therapy, visiting entertainers, gardening, activity groups, movies in the theatre room and many more. We have close connections with the local schools and volunteer groups, keeping our residents engaged and active within the community. For those who wish to enjoy some quiet time, there are the gardens and lounge rooms, as well as a recreational room for individual activities.

Weekly exercise programs are arranged in conjunction with our Lifestyle Team's recreational activities. We also have an onsite hair salon, Centre bus and billiards table. 

Scheduled visits from the local GP and other Allied Health services as needed, including podiatrist, speech therapist, optometrist, occupational therapist and physiotherapist.

We have a holistic model of care. The Centre Chaplains play an important role in bringing this to life. Whatever your beliefs, our Chaplains are here to assist in your spiritual and emotional journey, if you wish - because we don't have clients, only family.

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