Services

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

Residential aged care

Árpád is fully government accredited. It has 62 low and high care level rooms and 11 independent villa units, providing 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, for example to take extended holidays or receive medical treatment. We support residents according to the level of care they need. Although it can be difficult for people to adjust to a change of residence, but we do everything possible to ensure our residents are able to settle in quickly. We offer 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. Location wise, it is second to none, less than one kilometre from the Hungarian Community Centre and St István Ecumenical church, access to Eastlink and a short walk from the local Wantirna Shopping Centre. The popular 901 orbital SMARTBUS stops at the end of the street, making it convenient and easy for families to visit their loved ones 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

Árpád Aged Care has 11 private villa units where residents enjoy the privacy of their own home and are able to participate in activities and meals at the complex. The units offer:

  • Two bedrooms;
  • Garage or carport;
  • Access to the facilities of the complex;
  • Participation in the activities and social life at the complex;
  • Access to doctors and allied health professionals;
  • Meals in the complex (charges apply).

The proximity of the villa units to the main complex enables residents to “age in place”, utilising services as they choose, with the ability to move to the main facility 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 difficult and emotional. We aim to help you to make the change as easy as possible.

In-house services

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

Pastoral care

We have a person-centred approach to care, providing support and reassurance in a spirit of respect for religion and spirituality.

The home has close connections to the Roman Catholic and Hungarian Reformed Church, enjoying regular pastoral visits from a Roman Catholic priest, and 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 István Ecumenical Church at the Hungarian Community Centre about one kilometre away.