C A Brown is a purpose-built home designed for comfort and fostering quality family moments with a choice of common areas, both inside and out, for all to enjoy. This residential aged care home is designed for those requiring 24 hour support and assistance for their clinical care needs. C A Brown has 126 spacious and immaculately furnished single rooms, with ensuites.
There are plenty of great spaces for our residents and families to get together and enjoy each others company including lovely sitting rooms, dining, lounge and craft rooms, plus numerous courtyards, terraces and landscaped grounds. Not forgetting our cafe which is the perfect place to enjoy lunch, coffee ‘n’ cake or a quick bite with family and friends. The home is just minutes walk from the lake. There is also an onsite chapel, gym, hairdressing/beauty salon and allied health room – accessed within our Alkira Day Therapy Centre.
If you have a loved one at this home and wish to speak to them or a team member, you may call the site directly on (02) 4958 0015 – for all other enquiries please call our Customer Support Team on 1800 733 553.
We value your interests and offer a variety of activities centred around you, and what you like to do. From special events to bus outings, games, music and craft. Discover more about our Lifestyle and Wellbeing Programs.
When it comes to your care, our dedicated staff will work with you, your Doctor and any allied health professionals you might need to assure your unique needs are met and your family have peace of mind.
- General and dementia specific care, and dementia secure areas
- Quality 24/7 Registered Nurse Care
- Rooms available to accommodate married couples
- Pain Management Program
- Access to Clinical Care Coordinators
- Doctors Clinic
- Palliative Care
- Regular Church Services and person-centred pastoral care
- Volunteers and Community Visitors
- Lifestyle and Wellbeing Programs
- Regular bus outings
- Library and talking books
- Theme Day monthly (including cultural/travel or calendar events)
- Regular live entertainment
- Access to Pamper Me Program
- Access to Lifestyle Resource Van
- Access to DART Program (therapy based strategies for people living with dementia)
- Pet Therapy
- Access to iPads
- Access to our Nurse Practitioners
- Access to Resident Liaison Officer
- Monthly Happy Hour
- Access to gymnasium
- Annual catered luncheon
- Newspapers and magazines in lounge areas
- Foxtel in lounge areas
- WiFi internet for browsing
- In room TV
- King single bed
- Individually controlled air conditioning in room
- Availability of hot breakfasts on alternate days
- Additional hot menu choice at lunch
- Glass of wine, beer or soft drink with main meal
- Hairdressing salon
- Disabled taxi vouchers
- Dental, Hearing & Optical services
Rooms & Pricing
We understand the costs of aged care can be overwhelming, to make things easier we’ve put together a Guide to Understanding Residential Care Costs. Plus, our Customer Service Staff are available to help explain the costs – simply give us a call.
The below prices are subject to change and shall vary in accordance with the Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR) as determined by the Department of Social Services on a quarterly basis.
C A Brown
87 Toronto Road
We understand moving to a new home is an emotional experience and our Customer Support Team are available during business hours to guide you through the process. We believe that the opportunity to discuss your concerns and get the answers that you require to make informed choices, will help to reduce any uncertainty and related anxiety. Each Home has specialist staff and the role of our Resident Liaison Officer is to provide ongoing practical and emotional support to our residents and families.
Our rooms are “move in” ready and equipped with a bed including bed linen, bedside lockers, wardrobe space and a chair, if needed. To make it feel like home, Residents might like to bring small personal items that provide an additional level of comfort such as photos, paintings, mementos etc. Our Resident Liaison Officers will discuss how much clothing will be needed. All clothing must be for ease of identification and suitable for laundering in commercial washers and dryers.
Residential care is accessible to everyone, regardless of their financial circumstances. Government financial assistance is available to those who are assessed as eligible. All Homes (Extra Services excluded) are required to provide a minimum number of places to those who are unable to pay for the cost of their accommodation, and the Government pays a supplement on their behalf. You will be required to complete the Request for an Assets and Income Assessment form to determine whether you are eligible to receive this financial assistance.
All residents are required to pay a Basic Fee to cover the cost of their daily living expenses, which is 85% of the single person rate of the basic aged pension. If you qualify for full Government assistance, you have peace of mind knowing that the cost to you can be met by your fortnightly pension payments.
Family and friends are welcome to visit at any time, with consideration to other people who are living there too. This is your home and your family and friends can pop in and see you at any time – just as they do now. It is our philosophy that “you don’t live in our workplace – we work in your home”. However, we do request that visitors respect the privacy and rights of other residents and staff.
Yes – unlimited day leave is available to you. Overnight leave can be taken at no additional cost for up to 52 days per financial year. We just ask that you advise staff when you will be away from the Home and when you have returned.