Alcheringa aged care home is located: 2/14 Boree Dr, Swan Hill, VIC 3585 • Tel: (03) 5032 9169

Modern, 75 room home

Appealing, with a touch of rustic accents, the Alcheringa aged care home in Victoria features 75 rooms. Sunnyside Lodge, a three wing residence area, anchors one end of Alcheringa. Located on the opposite end is our secure, specially designed 30 room memory support unit, Honeybee Lodge.

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Standard Room

Rooms have garden and/or courtyard window views, private ensuites, bed, bedside table, lamp, desk and chair.
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Superior Room

Extra-large room with a view, king bed, large private ensuite, premium furniture & fittings including bedside table and lamp, coffee table and buffet, seating area, air conditioning, flat screen TV, lounge chair set and split system.

All rooms feature:

  • Modern construction
  • Built in wardrobe
  • Electric bed
  • Smoke & heat detectors
  • Fire sprinkler system
  • Wi-Fi access (additional service)
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Recreation room • Courtyard • Lounge & sitting area • Library

A full spectrum of aged care services at Alcheringa

Our day-to-day care meets each resident’s needs, providing structure and stability, while also recognising the need for independence. Professional, friendly and attentive, the staff at Alcheringa delivers four integral levels of care.
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Residential aged care
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Palliative care
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Respite care
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Doctor visits
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Hearing therapy

Services + Amenities

All living spaces at Alcheringa have been thoughtfully designed to surround our residents in comfort and safety. *Some services are included in our additional services package, which incurs an additional daily fee. Please refer to our additional services brochure for full details.

Experienced team

Rest easy every day. Our committed, passionate team is available around the clock.

  • Registered nurses (24 hours/day)
  • Personal care assistants (dressing, hygienic care and more)
  • Housekeeping services (cleaning, laundry)
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Tailored services

Our social team arranges special activities designed to inspire interest and participation. Residents also have frequent visits from specialists, such as:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Dieticians
  • Optometrists
  • Hairdressers
  • Speech therapists
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Our chefs provide nutritious meals using only the freshest ingredients. Daily fare includes three main meals + three snacks. A 4-week rotational as well as seasonal menu is provided.
*Please refer to our additional services brochure for more details.

  • Three meals daily, including two hot meals
  • Prepared fresh, on site
  • Healthy and well balanced
  • Four week menu rotation
  • Daily picks of seasonally fresh fruits & vegetables
  • Menu reflects cultural demographics
  • Alternative offerings available
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Activities + excursions

Keeping social and active is a mainstay for healthy living. Our social care team coordinates a robust social calendar of entertainment, events and activities. Trips to nearby points of interest are easy, thanks to a dedicated bus.
*Please refer to our additional services brochure for more details.

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Sense of community

Residents of Alcheringa are seen as people not patients. Here, people feel a sense of belonging and can build fruitful friendships. Our location is in proximity to the town centre, which allows us to extend our involvement within the greater local community.
*Please refer to our premium services brochure for more details.

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In person + video calls

Family and friends may visit Alcheringa anytime. For added peace of mind, remote video calls are always available. Our team is skilled to assist with technology to set up a successful video call. 
*Please note this is a additional service incurring an extra charge.

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Explanation of fees at Alcheringa

The amount that you will have to contribute toward the cost of your care is determined by factors such as room size, financial situation and personal needs. We have accommodation options that cater to everybody, from people who are on a full pension to those who have the means to contribute more.

Accomodation cost

This covers your room rental. You may be eligible for Governmental financial assistance.

How will I know if I’m eligible for financial assistance for aged care?

Financial assistance is available to those who truly need it. A means assessment will determine your eligibility based on your financial situation

The Australian Government will pay your aged care costs if:

Your income is below:


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Your assets are below:


You pay full if:

Your income is greater than:


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Your assets are greater than:


What are my options if I am self-funding my aged care?

The good news is, if you are paying for your aged care costs without Government assistance, you have a choice as to how you pay:

Option 1: RAD

A lump sum payment:

$525,000 Standard room

$550,000 Superior room

RAD = Refundable Accommodation Deposit
Fully refundable when you leave the home.

Option 2: DAP

Daily payments:

$119.96 Standard room

$125.67 Superior room

DAP = Daily Accommodation Payment
Rental-style, non-refundable payments.

Option 3: RAD + DAP

A combination of 50% RAD + 50% DAP
50% refundable when you leave the home.

Example of combination payment of a standard room:
50% refundable deposit (RAD) of $262,500
and 50% daily payment (DAP) of $59.98

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Food & services cost

This fee covers the cost of day-to-day services, such as meals, cleaning, laundry and facilities management.

Based on current rate:

$61.96 / day

$22,615.40 / year

The basic daily fee = 85% of the single person rate of the basic age pension. This changes twice per year.

Care cost

An ongoing fee that covers your personal and clinical care.

Personal care may include help with:
Bathing, dressing, grooming, toilet & shower support, etc.

Clinical care may include:
Specialised nursing services, medication management, catheter care, etc.

Means-tested care fees have annual and lifetime caps:

Maximum $33,309.29 / year

Maximum $79,942.44 / lifetime

Not everyone will have to pay a means-tested care fee; it is based upon your specific needs. If you do need to pay a care fee, the exact amount is determined through a means assessment. It may be determined after the needs assessment that you pay part of the cost and the Australian Government pays the rest.

Learn more out financial Government assistance at:

A word to prospective residents

Before becoming a resident at Alcheringa, it’s important for you and your loved ones to have an honest, open discussion. After all, this may be a significant lifestyle change, which can bring about many questions. To help you have the conversation, we’ve detailed key steps for those considering aged care.
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