Benetas

Level 1, 789 Toorak Road
Hawthorn East Victoria, 3123


Living in good company

Benetas was established in 1948 when a small group of volunteers from the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne responded to an urgent need to provide care and support to older Victorians.

More than 60 years later we now operate as a not-for-profit organisation employing over 1,400 staff and 400 volunteers. As a not-for-profit, all revenue we generate is re-directed into our services to improve the lives of our clients.

Benetas also provides home & community care services throughout Victoria.

We can respond quickly to requests for in-home care support, through our government-funded community care services or via Benetas at Home, our private service which has no waiting list.

As one of Victoria’s largest providers of day and overnight respite services, we can also support carers and families when they need to take a break.

If you’re looking for permanent residential care, vacancies are regularly available in our homes. Our mix of residential care, in–home care, respite care and housing services ensures our residents and clients can stay with us and move between our different services as and when they need them.

We also provide specialised care and expertise in dementia, palliative and culturally appropriate care for people from non-English speaking backgrounds.

 

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Centenarian Celebrates a Life Well Lived

on Thursday, August 8, 2019

On Sunday 4 August, local Benetas Gisborne Oaks resident, Ellie Mann, celebrated her 100th birthday alongside four generations of family members, to mark the occasion. 

Aged Care Employee Day Embraced

on Thursday, July 18, 2019

To mark Australia’s Aged Care Employee Day on Wednesday 7 August, Victoria’s leading aged care provider, Benetas, will launch a new award to help recognise the exceptional work of its employees.  

Benetas appoints new General Manager of Quality, Outcomes and Research

on Monday, July 8, 2019

Leading Victorian aged care provider, Benetas has established a dedicated Quality, Outcomes and Research business division, to be headed up by Dr Catherine Joyce.  The move brings together the Quality and Research teams, to provide a more streamlined approach to quality with a strong focus on positive client outcomes.

How to Make the Most of Your Home Care Package

on Monday, April 29, 2019

If you’ve got a home care package and you aren’t using all of the funds available to you, you are far from alone. Around half of all Australians with home care packages don’t utilise the full funding and their accumulation of funds grows annually. The amount of unspent funds held by recipients of Home Care Packages (HCPs) has been estimated to total up to $350 million nationally.

Aged Care should be a priority, regardless of who wins

on Friday, March 29, 2019

With the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety underway, Benetas CEO, Sandra Hills OAM calls for the next Australian Government to make aged care a priority.

Benetas recognised as Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for 13th consecutive year

on Friday, March 1, 2019

Leading not-for-profit aged care provider Benetas has been recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) with an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation for the 13th year in a row. 

Aged care residents to relocate to state-of-the-art Traralgon facility

on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Victorian aged care provider, Benetas, announced it will relocate its Hazelwood House residents in Churchill to the state of the art Traralgon facility in November this year.  The move is part of its five-year strategic plan to support all residents under its industry leading new model of care.

How Do I Apply for a Home Care Package?

on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Anyone who has had to begin researching aged care options understands that the My Aged Care system can be incredibly complex to navigate. Aged care provider Benetas has created this handy step-by-step guide that will make the process of accessing a Home Care Package a little clearer for you.

Home is Where You Can Be Yourself

on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

When doctors at the Royal Melbourne Hospital told Peter Cameron it was time for his wife to move into residential aged care, he didn’t hesitate to make the decision to go with her. Upon arriving at Colton Close, an aged care residence run by leading Victorian aged care provider Benetas, Peter knew he had made the right decision.

Dalkeith Hostel expansion to bring individualised care to Traralgon

on Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Benetas is bringing a new look to aged care in Victoria. Dalkeith Hostel, in Traralgon, is undergoing an expansion and refurbishment which will support Benetas’ new model of care, focused around supporting residents and their ageing journey.

Calling Out the Stigma of Working in Aged Care

on Monday, January 21, 2019

With the number of people requiring some form of aged care set to double in Australia by the year 2050, we know the demand for aged care workers is growing rapidly.  However growth in the workforce is not keeping up with demand. 

Looking on the bright side of life: How to better plan for aged care

on Thursday, January 17, 2019

By guest author Sandra Hills OAM, CEO Benetas

Life is brimming with many major events, occasions and milestones planned for well ahead of time.  It’s interesting however, how we avoid planning for life’s biggest and most inevitable event; ageing.

Do I need Aged Care or Can I Still Manage at Home?

on Thursday, January 10, 2019

As you or your loved ones get older, living a safe and comfortable life at home can seem increasingly difficult. But it doesn’t have to be. People’s concerns about aged care often revolve around balancing independence with safety and health, and providers have addressed these issues with their service offerings.

Resident angel embraces Benetas’ new aged care model

on Wednesday, December 19, 2018

For Barbara Smith, a resident at Benetas St George's aged care in Altona Meadows, life is very much about helping her fellow residents and staff.  Since the new refurbishment, which has transformed the environment to apartment style living, Barbara is delighted that her new home now helps her form closer bonds and gives her more freedom.

Zest for Life, but Worries as Well – Benetas Welcomes Seniors Research

on Monday, December 10, 2018

CEO of Benetas, Sandra Hills, has welcomed new research showing older Australians have a huge zest for life, but that this is tempered by some fundamental concerns about health and the cost of living. 

Benetas Industry Breakfast Explores Future of Aged Care in its 70th Year

on Monday, November 26, 2018

Leading not-for-profit aged care provider Benetas will host its fifth annual Industry Breakfast tomorrow morning, with a panel discussion exploring ‘Aged Care: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’. With Benetas celebrating its 70th year, the panel will reflect on the past 70 years and look to what the future might hold in the next 70 years.

World-Class Aged Care Residence, The Views, Opens In Heidelberg

on Monday, October 8, 2018

Leading aged care provider Benetas, has officially opened its $32 million aged care residence, The Views at Heidelberg. Benetas’ new approach to care is delivered in apartment style living. The Views will be home to 103 residents, in apartments for up to eight residents.

Benetas CEO Responds to Announcement of Royal Commission into Aged Care

on Monday, September 17, 2018

Benetas CEO Sandra Hills OAM has shared her thoughts regarding the announcement of a Royal Comminsion into Australia's aged care industry.

New State-of-the-Art Aged Care Residence in Heidelberg Completes Construction

on Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Construction of Benetas’ The Views at Heidelberg is now complete with fit-out, furnishings and landscaping underway for residents to move in mid-October.  The facility is Benetas’ first purpose-built example of the industry-leading ‘new approach to care’ which centres on apartment style living and creates a genuine home-like environment for residents.

Leading Aged Care Provider Benetas Expands Services to Geelong Region

on Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Victorian aged care provider, Benetas has expanded its services to the Geelong region by taking on the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA) Community Nursing Services previously provided by Prestige Inhome Care.

Altona Meadows aged care residents move into new home-like apartments at Benetas St Georges

on Thursday, July 12, 2018

Residents at Benetas St George's aged care residence have moved into newly renovated apartment style living quarters, based on the world leading Benetas model of care of providing a more home-like approach to living.

Benetas and Macedon Ranges Health Officially Become One

on Friday, July 6, 2018

Benetas and Macedon Ranges Health have announced the official amalgamation of the two organisations as of 1 July 2018. This exciting new chapter of the amalgamation is the start of delivering new vision for Macedon Ranges Health.

Benetas Recognised As Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for 12th Consecutive Year

on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Leading Victorian not-for-profit aged care provider Benetas has been awarded the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation, for the twelfth consecutive year.

GM People, Culture and Diversity Appointed To Drive Workforce Sustainability

on Thursday, January 11, 2018

Leading Victorian not-for-profit aged care provider Benetas has bolstered its executive team and commitment to the development of its people with the new appointment of Samira Richards to the role of General Manager People, Culture and Diversity.

Residential Aged Care Home Finds the Paw-fect Fit

on Monday, July 31, 2017

Benetas - Broughton Hall recently had a new resident move in, and he is proving to be the “paw-fect” fit. 

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