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Churches of Christ Arcadia Aged Care Service

· 120 Mccracken Street Essendon 3040 VIC

Residential Permanent aged care at Churches of Christ Arcadia Aged Care Service

$550,000 - $650,000 · 102 rooms

Care specialisations

  • Financially disadvantaged
  • Terminal illness
  • Dementia
  • Permenant care
  • Respite care


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Churches of Christ Care Arcadia Aged Care Service is a 103-bed resident care service located in Essendon, just 9km from Melbourne’s CBD. The service offers a range of personal care, therapies, and accommodation options. Residents can enjoy a variety of common areas on both the ground and first floors, including dining rooms with piano/pianola, lounges with TV/DVD players and kitchenettes, small alcove lounges with external and courtyard views, an extensive library and activities room, and a large carpeted chapel/multipurpose room welcoming 60 residents and guests. Internal open-air courtyards with shaded seating areas, potted greenery/planter boxes, walking areas, water feature, and BBQ also provide a peaceful environment for residents. Co-located with Arcadia Apartments, the service can be beneficial for those who may have changing care and accommodation needs. Essendon is a friendly and community-focused suburb offering extensive shopping options, schools, and good public transport connections.

Elka on 06/05/2023

About the home

  • Gardens
  • Outdoor courtyard
  • Nearby shops
  • Organised activities
  • Onsite chapel

ACQSC Government star rating

 Good  Overall Star Rating

Residents Experience Rating Good
Compliance Rating Excellent
Staffing RatingImprovement needed
Quality Measures RatingExcellent
Last updated: 31/12/2023

2023 Residents Experience Rating

8.5 Good · Recommended by 91% residents



The Residents Experience rating shows what current residents at Churches of Christ Arcadia Aged Care Service think of the food, staff, care and more. These results are from 2023 annual survey sponsored by the Australian government.

Staffing Rating

9.5 Improvement needed
Total care205 mins
Registered nurse care35 mins

The average resident at Churches of Christ Arcadia Aged Care Service received 205 minutes of total daily care from a combination of support workers, enrolled and registered nurses. This is 101% of their daily total care target of 203 minutes set by the Australian government based on the unique needs of their residents.

Quality Measures

10.0 Excellent

Care quality

  • 0% residents had a pressure injury
  • 14% residents were physically restrained
  • 6% residents experienced unplanned weightloss
  • Falls & major injury

  • 24% residents experienced a fall
  • 1% residents experienced a major injury from falling
  • Medication

  • 29% residents prescribed nine or more medications
  • 4% residents prescribed antipsychotics without diagnosis of psychosis
  • Based on 5 different metrics, evaluated against national benchmarks, the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care determined that the quality of care delivered at Churches of Christ Arcadia Aged Care Service between July-September 2023 was Excellent.

    Rooms & Pricing


    1 Ensuite c. 18sqm

    Premium Plus

    1 Ensuite c. 18sqm

    Premium - Upgraded

    1 Ensuite 19sqm
    All room prices are displayed as 100% Refundable Deposit & 100% Daily Accommodation Payment.

    Churches of Christ Arcadia Aged Care Service Reviews

     · 01/12/2022

    I found that the Admin staff were very helpful and efficient.I thought the place looked neat,lidy and the atmosphere seemed like a home away from home.(of course it cannot complete on that level,as we all would like to stay at home...but once our medical needs cannot be accomplished,then this place fills such a need.

    col duncan
    col duncan
     · 15/10/2022

    Mum spent the last 18months of her life there. Made many friends but passed away 6months short of her 100th birthday. The staff, nurses, managers, cleaners, cooks, we're so friendly and caring. Simply the best place.

    Russell Allison
    Russell Allison
     · 10/07/2019

    Friendly, competent, and caring staff. No unpleasant smells. Lovely artwork. Careful medical care. Range of appropriate activities available. Meals cooked on site and individually adapted.

    Darryn Fisher
    Darryn Fisher
     · 28/05/2018

    Great community place in the aged care sector. I want to spend my Last days here. Great compassion and dignity

    Birute Ohlmann
    Birute Ohlmann
     · 18/11/2017

    Beautiful Retirement Village. Nursing home -all levels is next door. Best security system l have seen. Spotless. Friendly. Nurse / Emergency alarms in every room in the unit. Spacious. Shops,park, medical suites at their doorstep. I could easily live there. Highly recommend for Retirement Home.

    Things to know

    About the operator

    • Operated by Churches of Christ in Queensland
    • Not for profit business
    • Is Commonwealth government subsidised
    • ABN: 28953930342

    Safety Checks

    • Certification valid
    • Has received notice of non-compliance
    • Has not received notice of sanction
    • Is accredited
    • 3 Years accreditation period

    Religions practised

    • Churches of Christ


    120 Mccracken Street Essendon 3040 VIC


    What is the ACQSC star rating of Churches of Christ Arcadia Aged Care Service?

    Churches of Christ Arcadia Aged Care Service has an overall ACQSC star rating of Good.

    What is the price range of residential aged care at Churches of Christ Arcadia Aged Care Service?

    Churches of Christ Arcadia Aged Care Service has 3 different types of rooms which range in price between $550,000 and $650,000 maximum refundable accomodation deposit. Keep in mind your cost may vary based on deposit ammount, and government subsidies.