Eliza Purton aged care home is located: 26 Lakin St, West Ulverstone TAS 7315 • Tel: (03) 6425 1515

Inviting and spacious aged care living in Ulverstone

This 96 bed home features four types of tastefully furnished rooms: Standard, Premium, Deluxe and Superior. Each room has its own private ensuite. Upgrades and additions over the years have renewed the Eliza Purton Home with an expanded look and feel.

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Standard Room

Features a private ensuite
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Premium Room

Large room with and private ensuite
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Deluxe Room

Large room with television and private ensuite
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Superior Room

Extra-large room with view of garden area or mountain range, premium furniture & fittings, large television and private ensuite

All rooms feature:

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

Quality care for the senior community since 1964

What sprung from a need to care for the older people of Ulverstone has evolved to a pillar in the Tasmanian aged health care sector, carrying the same unwavering spirit of compassion today. The Eliza Purton Home offers a range of comprehensive care, including:
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Residential aged care
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Palliative care
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Respite care

Services + Amenities

Outdoor areas to sit and chat with friends, gardens to grow veggies and herbs, a library for quiet time and a chapel for spiritual solace are just some of the benefits of living at the Eliza Purton Home. A step outside rewards residents and their guests with panoramic views of the Leven River, Mt Roland and the ocean. *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

Beyond our standard, daily care offerings, further services accommodate specific needs of residents.

  • Physiotherapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Optometrists
  • Hairdressers
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We have a dedicated catering team to provide nutritious and appetising meals for our residents. *Please refer to our additional services brochure for more details.

  • Three meals daily, including two hot meals
  • Prepared fresh, on site
  • Seasonally rotated menu
  • Healthy and well balanced
  • Available snacks
  • Supported by dietitians
  • Menu reflects residents’ feedback
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Activities + excursions

Residents’ opinions are valuable in deciding which programmes and activities are offered. Bus trips to the surrounding countryside and other places of interest occur throughout each month. Residents also enjoy visits with a registered music therapist. *Please refer to our additional services brochure for more details.

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Sense of community

Our long-standing presence in Ulverstone has bred familiarity and good will among residents, staff and the community. A sense of belonging enhances the lives of our residents. Church organisations make occasional visits to suit spiritual requirements. *Please refer to our additional services brochure for more details.

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In person + video calls

Family and friends may visit Eliza Purton 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 an additional service; refer to our additional services brochure for more details.

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Explanation of fees at Eliza Purton

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:

$450,000 Standard room

$480,000 Premium room

$535,000 Deluxe room

$550,000 Superior room

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

Option 2: DAP

Daily payments:

$102.82 Standard room

$109.68 Premium room

$122.24 Deluxe 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 $225,000 

and 50% daily payment (DAP) of $51.41

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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: myagedcare.gov.au

A word to prospective residents

Before becoming a resident at Eliza Purton , 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.

To set up an in-home consultation, please reach out to our Customer Relationship Consultant.

Tess Vrantsis 0428 660 213

Tess Vrantsis
0428 660 213

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