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Arcare Portarlingon

· 80 Willis Street Portarlington 3223 VIC

Residential aged care at Arcare Portarlingon in Portarlington, Victoria

  • Permanent
  • Respite
  • About the home

    This aged care home is equipped with a range of services including a hairdressing salon, activity rooms, dining and lounge areas, gardens, and outdoor entertainment spaces. It offers 60 single suites, each with a private ensuite. The facility provides 24-hour nursing care, including palliative and dementia care. Residents enjoy fresh meals prepared on-site and can dine in private dining rooms.

    The home features a 24-hour nurse call system for safety and operates with a relationship-focused approach to care. It has a Dedicated Staff Assignment program, recognized with a Better Practice Award in 2015, emphasizing strong relationships among residents, staff, and families. Additional amenities include a comprehensive lifestyle program with outings, hobby groups, guest speakers, and allied health services like physiotherapy and podiatry.

    • Onsite hairdresser
    • Gardens
    • Outdoor courtyard
    • Specialised allied health services
    • Transport
    • Organised activities

    Top Rated Home in Portarlington

    One of the top homes in Portarlington according to residents and Government service audits.

    Overall Score
    Staffing Minutes
    3 Year Accreditation

    Arcare Portarlingon Reviews

    8.9· Recommended by 92% residents



    The Residents Experience rating shows what current residents at Arcare Portarlingon think of the food, staff, care and more. These ratings are from the 2023 Aged Care Quality Commission Survey.

     · 16/03/2021

    My father has been a resident at Arcare Portalington for five years now and over the last five years, management has refused to allow his family to see him and they have refused to give any any information regarding his health and for five years, we have had no news about him at all and last week and after a heart attack, he was taken to hospital and they could not be bothered letting us know and instead we found out at 2am when the hospital doctor called us to let us know he may only live for a couple of days and I repeat, they could not be bothered letting his family know and their response was' he did not want us to tell you" yet when we dropped in at 4am , my father was that sick, he could not speak. Their lack of empathy and compassion runs deep within that home and it showed every single time we called to ask and it showed every single time we dropped in to see him and we live in Melbourne and he is in Portarlington yet they would refuse us entry and anyone reading this and while thinking about your parent there, just think what I have said which is, for five years, they have refused to allow us to see him and they have refused to give us information about his health. Also, for the last five years, he was stuck in his room with no one from lifestyle being involved to help him with his mental health and just imagine being stuck in a room 24/7 and is this what you want for your parent? And again, my father had a heart attack and letting his family about this was just too much for them...

    Tracey Powley
    Tracey Powley
     · 23/05/2019

    I would like to share the wonderful experiences I have had at Arcare. My mum entered the Portarlington facility approx 2 months ago. From the time I made first contact with the caring staff at Arcare I felt very confident that it was the right place for my mums care. My mum was going through a really bad stage in her Dementia. Our family were so distressed with mums progression and felt that she would not settle anywhere. To see her so much more relaxed and settled and know she is well cared for is such a relief. She is participating in well planned activities and loving the exercise program. We have stayed for meals and found them of very good quality and a great variety. They have also put alot of thought into nutrition and making meals enjoyable. Mum loves her room and the level of cleanliness is outstanding. I can't say enough about the facilities. The cafe is great and so much thought has been put into the seating areas making them feel very homely. Everytime we visit mum we have been made to feel very welcome. It's like getting a big hug as soon as you walk in the door. Nothing is too much trouble and someone is always there to help when you need it. I would not hesitate to recommend Arcare to anyone looking for aged care. Thanks so much to the fantastic staff for your dedication and excellent care. We appreciate you. Thanks a bunch. Tracey.

    Pamela Titheridge
    Pamela Titheridge
     · 21/03/2019

    As a full time carer for my mother in law for last 7 years we have placed her at Arcare for Respite over the past 3 years and this month placement became permanent as she has reached a ripe old age of 98. Our family and my mother in law have found Arcare to be a fantastic place. The staff are friendly towards all of us. They can't help us enough. Grace thinks they are absalutely fab and hard working. The facilities are second to none. The Carers and staff really believe Duty of care / Quality of care is of the utmost importance for the clients well being and every day care needs. They pop in for chats with the family and my mother in law on a daily basis. They believe that anything you need is achievable by someone their always. The facilities are amazing. Cafe for visitors, a special Dining room for family celebrations, Restaurant quality food for the residents daily. Friendly atmosphere. They have an inhouse Hairdressing salon . Nurses inhouse & a Physio also. The management are there to help you every step of the way to make the transition as smooth as possible for everyone. Now we know why its registered as 5star. If it could be more i would.

    Rooms & Pricing

    $350,000 - $650,000 · 106 rooms · Concessional residents welcome

    Grande1Ensuite17 to 19 sqm
    Premiere1Ensuite20.7 to 33.7 sqm
    Grande1Shared17 to 19 sqm
    Deluxe1Ensuite17 to 19sqm
    Deluxe Plus1Ensuite17 to 19 sqm
    Premier Plus1Ensuite34.7m2

    About the Staff

    183 mins
    All Care Staff
    33 mins
    Registered Nurse

    Types of staff employed

    Enrolled Nurses
    Registered Nurses
    Personal Carers
    Care Managers
    Allied Health Assistants
    Lifestyle and Recreation

    The average resident at Arcare Portarlingon received 183 minutes of total daily care from a combination of support workers, enrolled and registered nurses. This is 96% of their daily total care target of 191 minutes set by the Australian government based on the unique needs of their residents.

    Things to know

    About the operator

    • Operated by Arcare Pty Ltd
    • For profit business
    • Is Commonwealth government subsidised
    • ABN: 96443678906

    Safety Checks

    • Certification valid
    • Has not received notice of sanction
    • Is accredited


    80 Willis Street Portarlington 3223 VIC


    What is the ACQSC star rating of Arcare Portarlingon?

    Arcare Portarlingon has an overall ACQSC star rating of Good.

    What is the price range of residential aged care at Arcare Portarlingon?

    Arcare Portarlingon has 6 different types of rooms which range in price between $350,000 and $650,000 maximum refundable accomodation deposit.

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