Residential Aged Care

At Beechworth Health Service we take the time to understand what is important to every resident. We work with you and your family to plan care and services that meet your individual needs.

The Acacias & Stringybark Lodge

The Acacias and Stringybark Lodge provide residential aged care for 60 residents. Facilities are modern, comfortable and safe with large bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms and large windows.

Indoors, residents can spend time in the shared lounges, sitting and dining room, or enjoy the privacy of their own room.

For some fresh air and sunshine, residents can choose between courtyards and the surrounding beautiful gardens which are tended to by a full time gardener.

BHS is fully accredited to provide all levels of residential aged care (low to high care needs), as well as end-of-life (palliative) care.

If you have questions or would like to arrange a tour of our facility, please contact us for an appointment by calling 03 5728 0200.

Residents Information

Find out what's happening at The Acacias & Stringybark Lodge.

Lifestyle Activities

The Acacias & Stringybark Lodge

We believe activity and social engagement promotes health and wellbeing. Our lifestyle team are dedicated to facilitating a program which ensures activities are tailored to resident interests and abilities.

A relatives and friends meeting are held bi-monthly providing an opportunity to discuss the leisure and lifestyle program.

A diverse activities program offers something for everyone. Some of the services offered include:

  • Library services
  • Group social & recreational activities
  • Exercises
  • Newspapers and current affairs discussion
  • Quizzes, bingo & games
  • Music & performances
  • Outings
  • Visits from local school children
  • Scenic drives
  • Church services
  • Gardening
  • Cultural celebrations
  • Memoir writing
  • Happy hour

Residential Aged Care Information

  • Respite Care

    Beechworth Health Service (BHS) is committed to the service of its community with respect to access to Residential Aged Care services (RACs).

    BHS offers access to both permanent and respite residential care-based options. Generally, BHS operates at a level of permanent placement occupancy that also allows access to respite care opportunities that have been preplanned or of a more urgent nature.

    Due to an increase in the number of permanent placement requests being received by BHS now, the BHS Board has determined that BHS will maintain reasonable and balanced access for respite care enquires, subject to ongoing review. In doing so, BHS understands that access to respite care provides many benefits for the person seeking respite as well as for that person’s carers and family members.

    BHS recognises that both permanent placement and respite care enquires benefit from being able to plan for both with certainty. BHS also knows that there is often much preplanning and decision making that accompanies such placement decisions.

    BHS will continue to monitor the balance between permanent and respite care placement enquires and will seek to respond for the benefit of our community accordingly.

    For all permanent and respite care placement enquires at BHS, please contact BHS’s Admission-Fees-Trust Officer Ms Bec West on email: Ph:03 5728 0200

  • Entering Aged Care

    If you are considering BHS as a residential care option for either yourself or a family member you are welcome to make an appointment for a tour.

    Entry into residential and respite aged care is in accordance with the requirements of the Australian Government. 

    The first step is to complete an eligibility assessment with the Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS). This will specify the type of care approved and assist us to understand how we can best support your care needs.  

    If you or your family member has not yet been assessed please contact My Aged Care: 1800 200 422 or visit the My Aged Care website. If you need some assistance, please get in contact and our staff will assist with this process.

    My Aged Care

  • Pricing

    Find out more about aged care fees, charges and payments.

    My Aged Care - Fees

  • Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)

    Beechworth Health Service maximum accommodation fees is $550,000. This fee is negotiable and is also dependent on the Centrelink means test.

  • Aged Care Rights

    People receiving aged care have the same legal rights as all Australians. When you start receiving aged care, you retain the same rights as everyone else in the community.

    The Charter of Aged Care Rights describes your rights as a resident of Stringybark Lodge or The Acacias, which are both Australian Government funded aged care services.

    Charter of Aged Care Rights