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Melbourne, Bayside: Southern Cross Care (Vic) is a leading not-for-profit provider of aged care services founded by ... the Knights of the Southern Cross. Our ...

Melbourne, West: Southern Cross Care (Vic) is a leading not-for-profit provider of aged care services founded by ... the Knights of the Southern Cross. Our ...

CathMc Apr 23, 2014
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Old building small but very homely feel. Couldn't fault the care - we never visited at the same time and whenever we went mum was always very comfortable, clean and appropriately dressed. The food always looked nice with home made morning or afternoon tea, plus sandwiches or bickies for supper. She would often get put to bed in the afternoons if she was sleepy and you would find her all warm and cosy. The staff were lovely with her and you could tell by her responses to them that she had special relationship with many of them. She passed away there last week and as we did not wish her to go to hospital she was able to stay in her 'home' and die very peacefully. We will be forever grateful to the staff for their patience, warmth and sense of humour.

Northern Victoria, Shepparton & Central North: Southern Cross Care (Vic) is a leading not-for-profit provider of aged care services founded by ... the Knights of the Southern Cross. Our ...

Mustafa8404 May 08, 2014
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Not enough staff

Kaelyn5560 Jun 04, 2014
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Staff shortages often, staff told to not tell they are short staffed, Quality of care very average as younger staff NOT qualified in all Aspects of care (eg) stroke residents, dementia and very high care residents, often medications are forgotten, quality of rooms are good.

Melbourne, South East: Southern Cross Care (Vic) is a leading not-for-profit provider of aged care services founded by ... the Knights of the Southern Cross. Our ...

irene82 Feb 27, 2014
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A friend of mine recommended me to check this facility for a suitable home for my mother in law because of its nice garden at the back. On the day, I was a little bit disappointed because I rang to book for a tour only to go home without any brochures and other necessary information because they don't have enough ready ( manager's should always be ready for this especially with inspection bookings on the day). The place is huge but doesn't have a proper reception area so when I entered, it was a bit confusing where to go and who to asked. There were no couches or chairs either close to the entry door where visitors can wait before they get accommodated. This facility is pleasant and huge with high ceilings but seemed a bit dim and dark even though the lights were on. They don't seem to have an appropriate equipment rooms either because hoist machines and standing machines with a few wheelchairs were scattered around the hallway area. A potential hazard for residents walking by the hallway. The activity area is big and colorful where residents were playing bingo at that time. Every residents have their own private rooms and ensuite. It is a bit smaller in size compared to a few facilities Iv'e seen. The good thing about this place are their adjoining rooms for couples to occupy. I adore the garden at the back and its view. I also love their lifestyle program wherein every resident is given an opportunity to go to Bunnings and pick their plant of choice and have it planted at the backyard. I saw some capsicums, tomatoes, rockmelon and lemons. For residents who love gardening, this is the perfect place for you. They also have chooks at the back of the garden. This facility gives you a country home style feel.

Rebeca226 Apr 20, 2016
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Homely welcoming and great staff se feel good placing dad there.

Melbourne, North: Southern Cross Care (Vic) is a leading not-for-profit provider of aged care services founded by ... the Knights of the Southern Cross. Our ...

Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula: Southern Cross Care (Vic) is a leading not-for-profit provider of aged care services founded by ... the Knights of the Southern Cross. Our ...

Melbourne, South East: Southern Cross Care (Vic) is a leading not-for-profit provider of aged care services founded by ... the Knights of the Southern Cross. Our ...

carltonfan1967 Nov 03, 2014
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The facility is quite good and new in appearance with all the residents that I saw appearing to be well looked after and comfortable however. It did seem however that for the money that they paid more of an effort could be made for the residents facilities. This could include having Wi-Fi other internet available, apart from two computers which apparently often didn't work. Also there could have been made available books, magazines and videos for residents to use in the privacy of their own rooms. Apart from this the facility was quite good and nothing like some of the horror stories that you hear about nursing homes.

Annabell8994 Oct 04, 2015
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This is a very good nursing facility .The staff is excellent and the very few inadequate carers are easy to spot.The care given to residents falls short of ideal only because there are not enough staff.Although there are a number of lifestyle carers ,some are not fully aware of the very special needs of dementia patients.In my humble opinion there really is no lifestyle ,but all residents seem to be peaceful in the very least.

Korbin5986 Oct 07, 2015
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The residential care facility I am very familiar with has the potential to be the best around.Great staff and management are stalled in their efforts by the lack of staff ( funding) which leaves the residents lacking in some areas.

Riley8349 Nov 26, 2015
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I think this facility is as good as possible under the funding it receives from the government. The staff do as well as possible,but at times fail to give proper care when short of staff or time.There are a very few carers who should not be working in a dementia ward,as where my husband lives,for they do not have either the personality or training to do so.I am so grateful for the many talented,dedicated,hardworking and cheerful carers who persevere in care giving.

Evalyn1166 Nov 11, 2016
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On the whole the care and consideration extended to my mother was very much appreciated by my family. Food could have been more varied at times. Her clothing, bedding and room always looked neat and spotless. Visiting was always a pleasure and staff seemed to work as a happy team to make residents as comfortable and settled as possible.

Melbourne, South East: Southern Cross Care (Vic) is a leading not-for-profit provider of aged care services founded by ... the Knights of the Southern Cross. Our ...

Novella3409 May 06, 2014
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The staff are very Carering. The food is very good, haven't ever seen party pies or sausage rolls on menu. I would recommend this aged care home for your loved one.

Chad2226 Nov 10, 2016
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A friend is in care following a brain haemorrhage.. She had been in a semi comatose state,peg feed,unable to speak,unable to eat ,a catheter in place for nearly 2 years. In September,my friend spoke ,is now eating ,able to feed herself . The care has been excellent ,and my friend says.,"kind". However the down side ,and no fault of the care providers,is there is absolutely no chance of ANY rehabilitation.. She is only able to get out of bed every 2nd day ,( probably staff short), My friend needs rehabilitation,she can lift her limbs,appears to have no dementia ,but she needs to sit upright to strengthen her back ,so that she can commence rehab in a centre.. So the care is very good,but it truely appears to be a place with no chance of recovery or changing your circumstances.. Maybe this is how the care centres are,one size fits all.

Melbourne, North: ... transition. Although he was high care he was as sharp as ... I loved the staff at Southern Cross.

Anne__ Apr 30, 2015
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Dad couldn't live at home any longer after falling and fracturing his spine at home. Mum couldn't look after him anymore. He had a degenerative disease linked to a type of ataxia which continued to decrease his quality of life at home. All his life he was opposed to being put in a home as he saw it negatively, a place that one went into and never came out of again. He had no choice but both he and mum were suffering stress resulting from constant falls and respiratory complications related to the ataxia, he couldn't really be left alone any longer. it was hard on dad and hard on mum in a different way. He went straight into high care, and from the moment he went in the tension melted away as he was no longer fearful of falling and the burden he knew he was placing upon mum. The staff were instrumental in this positive transition. Although he was high care he was as sharp as a tack and the staff spent quality time with him one on one doing word puzzles and making him feel valued and empowered. He had lost self esteem when he was at home because he couldn't go out much, his speech had deteriorated as a result of the ataxia, people couldn't understand him and her was a bit lost and lonely. Spiritually his needs were met there as well, he was very Catholic and he could go to Rosary and Mass. He had the company of others who shared this interest and he became close to other residents who were more active in the low care wing of the facility. They would play Rummy and enjoyed each others company without judgement. We owe everything to the wonderful staff who cared for Dad and let him keep his dignity right to the very end. He was in care for approx 3 years. My parents' relationship (to one another) became important again and they were able to rekindle their friendship. Where before there were too many moments fraught with anxiety to enjoy each others company, once Dad was in care they could just relax and carry on as normal again. This time healed many emotional wounds between them - and I wouldn't swap it for the world. I loved seeing them spending easy companionable time together. The staff embraced Mum as well and she thought of them as part of the family. I loved the staff at Southern Cross.

Melbourne, Bayside: Southern Cross Care (Vic) is a leading not-for-profit provider of aged care services founded by ... the Knights of the Southern Cross. Our ...

Joanne L Apr 15, 2015
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My mother elected to enter aged care at 87 as her capacity to care for herself in her home was failing and she just knew it was the right time to move into a facility where she could be better taken care of physically, where her meds to be properly administered and where she would enjoy some daily diversion to keep her interested in her own life... she has thrived since moving in last December 2014 and we as a family could not be happier to see her so well and happy ..we are grateful she made this decision as it made our lives and children and part-time carers so much easier.

Amber2853 Mar 14, 2016
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My mother was looked after like she could have been the only person living in Corben House they were amazing staff .

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