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McKellar Centre

· 45-95 Ballarat Road North Geelong 3215 Vic

Residential aged care at McKellar Centre in North Geelong, Victoria

  • Permanent
  • Respite
  • Dementia
  • About the home

    Adzen Dementia secure Single room Shared En-suite is an aged care facility offering a variety of amenities and services. The facility features both private and shared spaces that are secure and well-maintained, including gardens, courtyards, dining areas, TV sitting rooms, a multipurpose room, and a kitchenette.

    Additional amenities include a hairdressing salon, two assisted bathrooms with a spa, and on-site radiology services. The Wallace Lodge and Blakiston Lodge within the facility provide 108 and 90 places, respectively, and each has a secure bus for residents. A shuttle bus service is also available for easy transport within the McKellar Centre precinct.

    The facility includes Cafe 45, which serves healthy food options, and a Contemplation Center, enhancing the living experience. Comprehensive healthcare is provided through the 'Residential in Reach Program,' which includes access to GPs and nurse practitioners specializing in aged and palliative care.

    • Gardens
    • Outdoor courtyard
    • Onsite hairdresser
    • Transport

    Top Rated Home in North Geelong

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

    Overall Score
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    3 Year Accreditation

    McKellar Centre Reviews

    8.3· Recommended by 77% residents



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

    Your Daddy
    Your Daddy
     · 16/11/2022

    Don’t even think about doing a grad year from here, if you are a nurse. You will work as a personal carer not as a endorsed’s insane..

    Bella Bella
    Bella Bella
     · 14/09/2022

    No empathy shown in the rehabilitation centre. They don’t care if a patient is in pain. They claim they should request pain relief themselves and yet when the buzzer is pressed, they do not attend to the patient. Some patients have language barriers. Some patients are stubborn, but that doesn’t mean you leave them to deal with pain. My parent went in pretty healthy only needing physio after surgery, but 3 weeks later had to be transferred back to hospital due to their neglect. They had CoVid cases which my elderly parent ended up catching. This meant 2 weeks of isolation, no human contact, neglect. Their mental & physical health worsened. Didn’t even get the rehab they were suppose to. There is NO screening process for CoVid to protect the patients. These people are just another number & patient to you, but to us they’re loving family members.

    Margaret Carroll
    Margaret Carroll
     · 11/01/2022

    I found this place had very friendly staff at pallative care was not manned at main reception on the weekend which I thought was strange but unfortunarley my friend passed away so I don't expect that I will ever go there again.

    justin c
    justin c
     · 29/03/2021

    Lovely place for you relatives to spend their final days before hanging up the boots. Good carers and lovely surroundings. The food could be improved a bit though.

    mary kemp
    mary kemp
     · 20/09/2019

    They are helping me through my stroke

    Rooms & Pricing

    $279,000 - $389,000 · 136 rooms · Concessional residents welcome

    Blakiston Lodge Adzen Specialised2Shared15.5
    Blakiston Lodge Specialised1Shared15.5
    Wallace Lodge Single room own ensuite1Ensuite15.5
    Blakiston Lodge Secure1Shared15.5
    Wallace Lodge Single room shared ensuite1Shared15.5
    Blakiston Lodge Adzen Specialised1Ensuite15.5
    Blakiston Lodge Oak Specialised1Ensuite15.5
    Wallace Lodge Shared room shared ensuite2Shared15.5
    Blakiston Lodge Adzen2Shared15.5

    About the Staff

    251 mins
    All Care Staff
    59 mins
    Registered Nurse

    Types of staff employed

    Enrolled Nurses
    Registered Nurses
    Personal Carers
    Speech Pathologists
    Care Managers
    Occupational Therapists
    Lifestyle and Recreation

    The average resident at McKellar Centre received 251 minutes of total daily care from a combination of support workers, enrolled and registered nurses. This is 117% of their daily total care target of 214 minutes set by the Australian government based on the unique needs of their residents.

    Things to know

    About the operator

    • Operated by Barwon Health
    • Government business
    • Is Commonwealth government subsidised
    • ABN: 45877249165

    Safety Checks

    • Certification valid
    • Has not received notice of sanction
    • Is accredited
    • 1 Year accreditation period


    45-95 Ballarat Road North Geelong 3215 Vic


    What is the ACQSC star rating of McKellar Centre?

    McKellar Centre has an overall ACQSC star rating of Good.

    What is the price range of residential aged care at McKellar Centre?

    McKellar Centre has 9 different types of rooms which range in price between $279,000 and $389,000 maximum refundable accomodation deposit.

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