Wattleglen (formerly Freemasons Sale) aged care home is located: 28 Surkitt, The Blvd, Sale VIC 3850 • Tel: (03) 5149 3100

Exceptional care within a peaceful and welcoming community environment

A new and contemporary residential aged care home, Wattleglen provides exceptional care and support within a peaceful and welcoming community environment, with the convenience of being close to neighbouring towns and the Princes Highway.

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Single room + ensuite

Our smallest room type, yet quite spacious. Our single rooms with private ensuite include a fully adjustable king single electric bed, memory support mattress, side table and chair.

- Double wardrobe with great storage and built in drawers
- Private, spacious ensuite with functional bathroom fittings and personal bathroom cupboard for toiletries
- Flat screen TV
- Split system heating and cooling
- Internal access to garden or courtyard
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Single room + ensuite

Our Superior rooms are spacious and include private ensuite, and a fully adjustable king single electric bed, memory support mattress, side table and chair.

- Double wardrobe with great storage and built in drawers
- Private, spacious ensuite with functional bathroom fittings and personal bathroom cupboard for toiletries
- Flat screen TV
- Split system heating and cooling
- Internal access to garden or courtyard
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Single room + ensuite

Our Premium rooms are large enough for two and situated in the highly sought-after corner location. They include all features of the smaller rooms, plus more.

- Double wardrobe with ample storage space, built in dressing table and drawers
- Ambient wall lighting
- Private, spacious ensuite with functional bathroom fittings and personal bathroom cupboard for toiletries
- Some have adjoining rooms for couples
- Flat screen TV
- Split system heating and cooling
- Internal access to garden

All rooms feature:

  • Wifi access
  • In room phone and pay TV available
  • Private ensuite bathroom
  • Split system heating and cooling
  • Flat screen TV
  • Double wardrobes
  • Fully adjustable electric bed
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Lounge & sitting area • Library • Garden • Large, welcoming communal areas

Inspired care for the senior community in Sale

Offering you a full range of aged care services, delivered by a warm and friendly team of care professionals who will ensure your needs, preferences and choices are top of mind. We accommodate individuals with varying care needs from right across the West and central Gippsland regions, providing options to suit any budget.
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Residential aged care
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Palliative care
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Short-term respite
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Allied health services
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Visitor parking
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Private dining rooms
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Separate lounge and library in each wing
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Chapel and worship services
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Children’s playground
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Outdoor BBQ areas
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Landscaped gardens and courtyards
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Disability access and parking
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Onsite cafe
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Access to gym equipment
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Wi-fi available
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Regular GP service
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Free Foxtel in Lounge areas
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24-hour onsite nurse

Services + Amenities

Stay connected through the e-zone or staff facilitated one-on-one video calls with family and friends, who are interstate or overseas. For those living locally, host your own celebration in the private dining room where the chef will cook up a delicious meal. Alternatively, enjoy a more casual gathering by having a BBQ in the gardens. The onsite café is a popular, vibrant meeting point where residents, friends and family enjoy coffee and catch-ups. Each wing houses their own lounge, library and sacred spaces which provide a quiet space to rest and reflect or meet friends for a game of cards. If you are looking for a little more ‘me time’, pamper yourself in the hairdressing salon or hop on the facility bus for some time out at the local spa.

Experienced team

Skilled specialists and a clinical staff are always at the ready, giving residents and their families peace of mind.

  • Registered nurses (24 hours/day)
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Visiting community groups, entertainers and outings
  • In-house chef
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Tailored services

A dedicated leisure and lifestyle officer provides supportive therapy and enjoyable activities. In addition, residents can receive care from specialised providers who visit frequently.

  • Hairdressing salon
  • Volunteer program
  • Visiting allied health services
  • Laundry service
  • Flexible visiting hours
  • Private dining room
  • Dedicated facility bus for outings and leisure activities
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Our in-house chef prepares tasty and nutritious hot meals every day, using the freshest produce and seasonal flavours. Our food focus meetings are held each month to ensure the menu accommodates the choices and preferences of every resident.

  • Prepared fresh, on site
  • Healthy and well balanced
  • Morning tea, afternoon tea and supper
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Tasty and nutritious hot meals every day
  • Full commercial kitchen
  • Upto two meal options
  • Special dietary requirements or restrictions accommodated
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Activities + excursions

Our dedicated and social lifestyle team at Wattleglen design an varied calendar of activities for you to maximise your day. Our team invests time in learning your passions, preferences and likes – the more we know the more we are able to enhance your experience.

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Sense of community

We respect and encourage choice and independence so you feel motivated to remain engaged with local community activities and groups. From helping out in the garden, feeding the local wildlife, movie nights or local excursions that get you out and about, there is always something to keep you physically and mentally active.

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In person + video calls

Family and friends may visit 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.

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Explanation of fees at Wattleglen (formerly Freemasons Sale)

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:

$425,000 Classic room

$450,000 Superior room

$500,000 Premium room

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

Option 2: DAP

Daily payments:

$97.11 Classic room

$102.82 Superior room

$114.25 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 $212,500
and 50% daily payment (DAP) of $48.55

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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 Wattleglen (formerly Freemasons Sale), 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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