St John’s aged care home is located: 138 Williams Rd, Wangaratta VIC 3677 • Tel: (03) 5721 4214

A history steeped in good will + compassion

The Anglican Church Diocese founded St John’s in the autumn of 1969. The foundation was set as a place to cater to older people’s needs in the Rural City of Wangaratta. The expansive, five wing facility holds 146 beds, including memory support areas. Most rooms have a full ensuite, while other units have personal toilets and hand basins with a private shower.

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Standard Room

McDonald House

Situated in the original part of the home, rooms are large and quiet, with semi ensuite and central shower access.
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Deluxe Room

Anderson & McCall wings

Large, warm and welcoming room with a garden view, private ensuite, and split system.
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Premium Room

Raynor & Gibson wings

Extra-large room with a courtyard or dam view, modern construction, in room air conditioning, premium furniture & fittings, desk. large private ensuite, and controlled temperature.

All rooms feature:

  • Built in wardrobe
  • Electric bed
  • Smoke & heat detectors
  • Large flat screen TV
  • Wi-Fi (premium service)
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Recreation room • Courtyard • Lounge & sitting area • Cafe

Good living after retirement through a continuum of care

As we age, we want assurances that are immediate and long-term needs will be met. Residents of St John’s can take comfort in our team of clinical specialists at the ready. Registered nurses, endorsed enrolled nurses and personal care assistance are on call 24 hours a day. A social care team manages activities and therapy to enhance quality of life. St John’s aged care offers comprehensive continuing care, including:
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Residential aged care
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Palliative care
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Respite care

Services + Amenities

Personal care assistants help with day-to-day functions like dressing, daily hygiene and grooming, laundry, rubbish removal. Full attention to health and wellbeing results in services that go beyond our standard care offerings. Every individual is heard and treated with respect; their likes and dislikes are always considered. That’s why we offer an art space where our resident artist can display techniques and a sewing space for residents who love to knit, embroider or sew. *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

Our skilled, compassionate staff holds a commitment dear to their hearts: to make growing older meaningful for every individual. They competently look after every detail to ensure quality of care.

  • Registered nurses (24 hours/day)
  • Housekeeping services (cleaning, rubbish removal)
  • • Hairdresser and personal care assistants (dressing, hygienic care and more)
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Tailored services

St John’s is a people-focused organisation that recognises each person’s specific needs. Dedicated specialists, available by appointment and who visit frequently, provide helpful relief for residents and their families.

  • Physiotherapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Speech pathologists
  • Dieticians
  • Optometrists
  • Hearing specialists
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A nutritious meal can be tasty, too. Our chef makes sure residents never get bored with what’s on the menu. *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
  • Special dietary requirements accommodated
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Activities + excursions

Engaging activities designed for older people are held daily. We offer art therapy, indoor bowls, memory/word games, Tai Chi and more. There are outings for meals and events, and a workshop group is held weekly. Residents with a green thumb can tend to their own vegetable garden. *Please refer to our additional services brochure for more details.

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Sense of community

St John’s is committed to providing older people with a sense of belonging. In addition to our daily activities, we schedule a happy hour and trolley rides to shopping areas. These stimulate activity and social interaction, which is so helpful as we age. *Please refer to our additional services brochure for more details.

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In person + video calls

Family and friends may visit St John’s 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 St John’s

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:

$400,000 Standard room

$535,000 Deluxe room

$550,000 Premium room

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

Option 2: DAP

Daily payments:

$91.40 Standard room

$122.24 Deluxe room

$125.67 Premium 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 $200,000
and 50% daily payment (DAP) of $45.70

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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 St John’s, 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.

Margaret Collins 0417 489 796

Margaret Collins
0417 489 796

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