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James Barker House Aged Care Centre

64 Buckley St Footscray VIC 3011



James Barker House is a well recognised and highly respected aged care centre in the Footscray community.

We take pride in our services and specialise in providing 24 hour care for all older people, including those who are marginalised or at risk of becoming homeless. Our tailored programs are designed to uphold the wellbeing and dignity of our residents and empower them to lead a healthy and happy lifestyle. 

The Centre spreads out to eight wings, each with easy access to dining, lounge, living rooms, activity rooms, courtyards and the cinema.

We are close to public transport with easy access to local markets, cafes and other amenities. The Centre bus is available for scheduled day trips and we work closely with families and local communities to maintain those connections for the overall wellbeing of our residents. 

Our Services

James Barker House offers 24-hour permanent and short term (respite) carememory support and palliative care. 

We also have dedicated wings for residents with mental and behavioural health issues and have special procedures and programs to support them in staying safe, comfortable and happy.   

Residents trust that they are in good hands with our care team of fully qualified and committed individuals who share The Salvation Army's values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity and collaboration.

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 in recruiting our people.

Meals are cooked daily onsite by a qualified chef in consultation with the dietician. The menu is rotated regularly 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. 

  • Fully furnished single rooms with ensuite bathrooms
  • Electronically adjustable bed and side table
  • Built-in wardrobes
  • Nurse call bell system 
  • Hydronic heating, ceiling fan
  • Optional Pay TV, telephone and free WIFI internet. 

Residents are welcome to bring in their own favourite items - photos, momentos and accessories to dress the room to their own taste and preferences. *

*Items must comply with the Centre's work, health and safety guidelines. 

The Centre has a dedicated Lifestyle Team that organises daily activities based on the suggestions of residents, including outings, celebrations, trivia, cultural dancing, singing, walks, games, gardening, Chapel services and much more.

Mental and behavioural health wing has it's own activity calendar that can be group based or a one-on-one with care staff, depending on the resident's needs and preferences. 

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

The Centre Chaplains play an important role in bringing our holistic model of care to life. Whatever the individual's beliefs, our Chaplains are here to assist them and their families in their spiritual and emotional journey, if they wish. 

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