For more than 20 years, The Salvation Army James Barker House Aged Care Centre in Footscray has provided aged care services within the community.
We take pride in our services, which specialise in providing residential aged care for all people, particularly those who are marginalised and homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. We also have a tailored programs to uphold the wellbeing and dignity of our residents, to support them in leading a healthy and independent lifestyle.
Fully accredited and government approved aged care centre
Special programs to support people impacted by alcohol and tobacco use
Dedicated theatre room
All levels of care offered including respite care
Single rooms with private ensuites for each resident
24 hour onsite nursing staff
Full time Salvation Army chaplain onsite
Hairdressing salon onsite
Centre has pets available for residents to enjoy
Seasonally rotating menus and meals freshly prepared by a professional catering team
Caring, Christian environment
James Barker House Aged Care Centre has 120 rooms spread over eight wings orbiting four nurses stations. With access to dining, lounge, living rooms, courtyards and a dedicated theatre for film screenings. Residents on the ground floor are dealing with issues related to alcohol, brain injury and mental illness. Residents on the first floor have varying care needs and degrees of dependence, ranging from minimal support with personal care to those who are fully dependent, requiring full personal and nursing care.
We have created specialised procedures that cater for those persons whose lifestyle is adversely impacted by alcohol and tobacco usage. The house’s eight wings and four nursing stations enhance these programs, upholding the dignity of the individual.
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