Southern Cross Care (Vic)

45-47 Warrigal Road
Hughesdale Victoria, 3166

Established in 1969 and founded by the Knights of the Southern Cross, Southern Cross Care is a reputable community-based organisation that provides excellence in quality care to more than 5,300 older people in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

We place a great deal of importance on independent choice and involvement, and view ageing as a great opportunity for many to expand their social activities and skills.

The word 'choice' is one that we feel very strongly about - we offer a number of services to ensure that older people in our community have a broad range of living options, regardless of their financial situation, cultural and care needs.

What we offer:

Home and Community Care Services

For older people who choose to remain living in their own homes with the support of planned and managed services. Each package is tailored to meet your care needs and support you in staying in your own home for as long as possible. 

There are four levels of HomeCare packages designed to give you the care you need:

  • Level 1: support people with basic care needs
  • Level 2: supports people with low-level care needs
  • Level 3: supports people with intermediate care needs
  • Level 4: supports people with high-level care needs

Retirement Living
For older people who want a greater level of security but who still lead very active and independent lifestyles:

  • Co-located Units (Independent Living Units co-located with a Residential Home)

Residential Aged Care Services

For older people who require more comprehensive ongoing care and the support of qualified personnel on duty 24-hours a day.

All of our residential homes are fully accredited by the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency.

Southern Cross Care operates residential aged care homes in:

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Southern Cross Care (Vic) Lends Support to End Violence Against Women

on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Leading aged care provider, Southern Cross Care (Vic) once again threw its weight behind White Ribbon Day, with staff and office locations across Victoria taking an active role to raise awareness on the prevention of domestic and family violence. Among the various initiatives planned were workplace morning or afternoon teas, and ‘Wear White to Work’ day.

Melbourne Archbishop Marks Beginning of Southern Cross Care (Vic) And Mercy Health’s Shared Mission

on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart  blessed the Southern Cross Care (Vic) Support Services Office in Hughesdale, Melbourne, on Thursday 7 September to acknowledge the shared mission the organisation is embarking on with Mercy Health

Violence Prevention Program for Aged Care Staff Gets a Boost from State Government

on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A violence prevention program by Southern Cross Care (Vic) and the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH) has been given a boost, thanks to a grant from the Victorian Government through the Community Partnerships for Primary Prevention Program.

Residents Go Cyber at Southern Cross Care, Thanks to Volunteer

on Monday, May 8, 2017

For the past 12 months, Wayne Hughes has been a familiar face at Ave Maria Village, an idyllic aged care home located in Shepparton, north of Melbourne. 

Where Home Help Makes a Difference

on Monday, March 27, 2017

For many older people, home is where the heart is and living the best life may simply mean living at home for as long as possible. And with the right support, this is possible, said Kitty Smutny who has been a full-time carer for her husband for the past four years. 

Home-based Dementia Advisory Service Launched for People with Dementia and Their Carers

on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

For older people living in the southern metropolitan region of Melbourne, they can now take advantage of a unique home-based dementia advisory service which is delivered in the comfort of their own home.

Mercy Health and Southern Cross Care Victoria to Explore Possible Merger

on Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Mercy Health and Southern Cross Care Victoria have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore a possible merger and work together to ensure the quality and consistent care of the people they serve, now and into the future.

Southern Cross Care (Vic) Responds to Dementia Epidemic with Three-Year Strategic Plan

on Monday, November 7, 2016

Leading aged care provider, Southern Cross Care (Vic), is launching a three-year dementia strategic plan to respond to the challenges of dementia which is today, the single biggest health issue facing older people in Australia. 

Aged Care Residents Riding High at Lynbrook

on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The roar of motorcycles could be heard miles away even before they arrived at Southern Cross Care Lynbrook aged care home. 

Southern Cross Care (Vic) wins top award at ACSA Victoria Aged Care Awards

on Friday, October 7, 2016

Southern Cross Care (Vic), a leading aged care and community services provider has won the Organisation Award at the 2016 ACSA Victoria Aged Care Awards. 

A Forty-year Family Connection

on Monday, October 3, 2016

Community service is in the Leonard family DNA. Like their connection to aged care provider Southern Cross Care (Vic), it has been a warm, positive thread throughout their lives for more than 40 years.

A Trip Down Memory Lane

on Wednesday, September 7, 2016

A photograph, a keepsake, a song or even a whiff of perfume – these are among the many sensory cues that can bring back an old memory. 

Second Stage of Dandenong Aged Care Home with ‘Smaller is Better’ Design to Open in August

on Monday, July 11, 2016

Cutting an impressive sight in the heart of vibrant suburban Dandenong is leading aged care provider Southern Cross Care (Vic)’s showpiece aged care home, Southern Cross Care Dandenong

Southern Cross Care (Vic) Announced as a White Ribbon Workplace

on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Leading aged care provider Southern Cross Care (Vic) has successfully been accredited as a ‘White Ribbon Workplace’, for taking active steps to prevent and respond to men’s violence against women.

Southern Cross Care (Vic): Never Too Old to Volunteer

on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Ask Wally O’Meara what gives him great satisfaction in life and he would tell you it is helping people and giving back to the community.  Wally volunteers at Southern Cross Care Dandenong aged care home, a role he has proudly devoted his time to for the past fifteen years. At 93, Wally is Southern Cross Care (Vic)’s second oldest volunteer. 

Employees Experiencing Domestic and Family Violence to Receive Special Leave

on Friday, April 15, 2016

Employees of a leading aged care provider in Victoria are now entitled to special paid leave to seek help, if they are experiencing domestic or family violence at home.   

Southern Cross Care Victoria to Farewell ‘Passionate and Transformational’ Leader

on Thursday, February 11, 2016

The chairman of the board of directors of Southern Cross Care Victoria, Greg van Mourik, has announced the early retirement of a “passionate and transformational leader”, long-serving chief executive officer Jan Horsnell.

Southern Cross Care (Vic) Appoints New Manager for its Kingston Homes

on Monday, February 1, 2016

Following a public tender process, leading aged care provider Southern Cross Care (Vic) is taking over management of Kingston Council’s three residential aged care homes and the independently operated Mordialloc Community Nursing Home, commencing late February 2016.

Staying Mobile with New Wheels

on Friday, January 22, 2016

When Carole Johnson was hit by several severe strokes sixteen years ago, her husband Bill took on the responsibility of caring for her. In 2011, Carole took up a Home Care Package with aged care provider Southern Cross Care (Vic) to provide her with more support. 

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