Residental aged care | Day care | Independent living | In-house services

Residental aged care

Our home is a much sought after Hungarian aged care facility in Wantirna South in Melbourne’s leafy eastern suburbs. Built in 1994, and fully government accredited, it has 60 low and high care level rooms and 11 independent villa units, enabling us to provide transitional care from independent living through to low and high-level care. We also offer respite care, a popular choice for people who would like to try out the home before making a commitment to move in permanently, or to allow carers to take extended holidays or undergo surgery or the like. We support residents according to the level of care that they need. Although it can be difficult for people to adjust to a change of residence, we do everything possible to ensure our residents settle in quickly. Our aim is to ensure peaceful and safe surroundings where caring for each other is paramount. This is the strength of our home, where both residents and staff create a caring community. The home has a rich Hungarian flavour, with many Hungarian staff, Hungarian cuisine and the constant celebration of Hungarian culture and tradition. Location wise, our location is second to none, less than one kilometre from the Hungarian Community Centre and St Istvan church, and a short walk from the local Wantirna Shopping Centre. The popular 901 orbital SMARTBUS stops at the end of our street, making it convenient and easy for families to visit the home by rail and bus. For visitors arriving by car, there is ample parking off Garrisson Grove.

Day care

Elderly Hungarians who are frail or isolated are welcome to join the residents for a day of companionship at our home. A day program operates from 9am to 4pm on selected weekdays. Clients may join in the residents’ daily lifestyle activities, gentle exercise and meals.

A minimal fee is charged for attendance, which includes meals and all activities. Health professionals, family, friends and interested visitors are welcome to phone (03) 9801 0855 to enquire about the program.

Independent living

Arpad Aged Care has 11 private villa units where residents enjoy the privacy of their own home together with a welcome at the adjacent residential aged care complex. Villa unit residents can participate as much as they wish in activities and meals at the complex.

  • Two bedrooms;
  • Garage or carport;
  • The facilities of the complex;
  • The activities and social life of the complex;
  • Access to doctors and other allied health professionals;

Meals in the complex* *(fees apply). The proximity of the villa units to the main complex enables residents to “age in place”, drawing on such services as they choose, with the ability to move to the main complex as their needs and wishes change.

If you would like to inspect or learn more about our independent living units, please call (03) 9801 0855 to confidentially discuss your needs.

How to apply

Moving into an aged care home can be a difficult and emotional decision. We aim to try to help you to make it as easy as possible.

In-house services

The home has a rich Hungarian flavor, with many Hungarian nurses and support staff, Hungarian cuisine, and ongoing celebration of Hungarian culture and tradition.

Pastoral care

At our home, we have a person-centred approach to care, providing support and reassurance in a spirit of respect for all religions and spirituality.

The home has close connections to the Roman Catholic and Hungarian Reformed Church, enjoying regular pastoral visits from a Roman Catholic Priest, who is also a member of our Board of Management, and from Rev. Csaba Dezsi, the pastor of the North Fitzroy Reformed Hungarian congregation.

Church services are held at the home on a regular basis. In addition, regular church services are also held at the nearby St Istvan Church at the Hungarian Community Centre about 1 kilometre away.