North Fitzroy, Rushall Park
Situated in the leafy suburb of North Fitzroy, Rushall Park is a heritage-listed retirement village, providing independent and assisted living accommodation and support for older Victorians.
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The village was established by Victoria’s founding fathers in 1869. Cottages built then are still in use today by couples and single people who appreciate living in this central, well-serviced location.
Over time, new accommodation has been built in a range of architectural styles, reflecting changing designs over the decades.
The SEK Hulme Community Centre includes a comfortable communal dining room, activities area, an informal sitting room, and a library, which offers computers for residents’ use. Wifi and internet access is also available.
For added peace of mind, we provide a 24-hour emergency call system and daily cottage checks by our caring staff ensures residents’ wellbeing. Should a resident’s care needs change, there is the security of knowing they can transfer into the next level of care offered by us.
Rushall Park is well serviced by a range of public transport options and is conveniently located near cosmopolitan Queen's Parade with shops, cafes, bars and medical centres.View Map
Each independent living home offers spacious private facilities with en-suite bathroom, laundry and kitchen with quality fittings throughout. The gardens are a feature of the village. Affordable meals are available seven days a week for residents who live independently on a short or long term basis.
A recent multi million dollar upgrade expanded our assisted living facility to offer 15 state-of-the-art homes, each with their own en-suite bathroom and kitchenette. Meals are taken in the communal dining room or delivered to each unit.
These serviced apartments are ideal for residents who still live independently, but need domestic support and the convenience of daily, prepared meals.
Our assisted living staff conduct daily rounds to check residents’ well-being and can assist frailer residents to remain in their cottages by providing a range of services.
This personalised service allows our residents to remain living within their community for as long as they are able, and until they require more specialised care at our Liscombe House aged care facility.
There is a wide range of regular activities on offer within Rushall Park and in the nearby community.
Residents are encouraged to join the many committees and interest groups at Rushall Park, including the Residents Committee, Activities Committee, Kiosk Group, as well as groups in the crafts and art.
There are weekly sessions including meditation, tai chi and carpet bowls. The regular monthly bus trip, video nights and “happy hour” are all popular activities that are well attended.
What do I do now
There is currently a waiting list for our Rushall Park village.
CEO Phillip Wohlers has overseen some big changes at OCAV. But their model of personalised care and community building is something that won't change under his 'watch'.