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mecwacare Ballan Nursing Home

· 33 Cowie Street Ballan 3342 VIC

Residential aged care at mecwacare Ballan Nursing Home in Ballan, Victoria

  • Permanent
  • Respite
  • About the home

    Ballan Nursing Home is a 21-bed facility in Ballan, featuring a person-centred approach to care and supported living that encourages an active lifestyle. Rooms mostly include ensuite bathrooms and built-in robes. The home has a large multi-purpose room with a fireplace and a communal dining room for social meal times.

    Amenities include a hair and beauty salon, and outdoor gardens for relaxation. Located centrally, it is 700 metres from the Ballan Railway Station and close to the main street's cafes, shops, and library. In-house activities are organized daily with volunteer support in various programs such as music, concerts, and outings.

    • Gardens
    • Organised activities
    • Nearby shops
    • Specialised allied health services
    • Transport
    • Onsite hairdresser

    Top Rated Home in Ballan

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

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    mecwacare Ballan Nursing Home Reviews

    8.3· Recommended by 83% residents



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

    Emilie Petrowski
    Emilie Petrowski
     · 24/01/2023

    Unfortunately a terminal patient I look after was told by a GP he was ‘doctor shopping’ and was denied critical scripts for pain relief and left in an abhorrent state, what a horrendous lack of care and empathy

    Melissa Croft
    Melissa Croft
     · 30/09/2022

    Don't bother going here. The medical staff are just a drain on you wallet and the tax payer's wallet. You would get more empathy out of a brick wall if you go there expressing mental health concerns. The doctor may suggest talking to a lawyer.. and wanting to charge you for that advice. What a joke!

    Karissa Natasha
    Karissa Natasha
     · 14/10/2021

    I've been activly looking for a new doctor and recently moved. As Ballan is my closest practice now I've seen very few doctor's here. The receptionists are so lovely and very accommodating. To a doctor I have seen, doesn't seem to have an answer when I bring up a question and asked me to make a follow up appointment so they can do more research. This happened more than once. I talked to someone new this week (same place) and she had no interest in my mental or physical health. And got laughed at by her. I was so shocked. Honestly worth the extra fuel money to go back to my previous practice. It was really upsetting to be treated like this when it's a doctor's job to listen and help with your health. Not coming back again, waste of my time and money.

    Caroline Wareham
    Caroline Wareham
     · 11/07/2021

    We waited all day and well past our appointment time with my very sick friend, then the doctor just left to go to the age care centre so we did not ever even get to the doctor. The receptionist made no effort to communicate how sick my friend was to the doctor or that we had waited all day. I firmly believe my friend would have been less than 5minutes with the doctor. The receptionist who we had told what was wrong displayed a completely ignorant and callous attitude towards a very sick patient. We watched as she made no attempt to even highlight us or help us to solve our problem, she just allowed my friend’s condition to deteriorate. She was worse than unhelpful; she effectively mislead us allowing us to waste hours of time when we could have got medical attention much earlier. We left and drove to Bacchus Marsh hospital where the care and attention was outstanding.

    Forgotten Magpie
    Forgotten Magpie
     · 05/12/2016

    Excellent. Great food, caring nurses, caring Hospital. A good place to repair and heal.

    Rooms & Pricing

    $350,000 - $550,000 · Concessional residents welcome

    Single room with private ensuite (memory support unit)1Ensuite12m²
    Single room with external shared bathroom1Shared12m²
    Single room with private ensuite1Ensuite12m²
    Single room with external shared bathroom1SharedUp to 12m²
    Single room with shared ensuite (memory support unit)1Shared12m²
    Single room with private ensuite1EnsuiteUp to 24m²-34m²

    About the Staff

    225 mins
    All Care Staff
    44 mins
    Registered Nurse

    Types of staff employed

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

    The average resident at mecwacare Ballan Nursing Home received 225 minutes of total daily care from a combination of support workers, enrolled and registered nurses. This is 110% of their daily total care target of 204 minutes set by the Australian government based on the unique needs of their residents.

    Things to know

    About the operator

    • Operated by MECWA
    • Not for profit business
    • Is Commonwealth government subsidised
    • ABN: 59004927244

    Safety Checks

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


    33 Cowie Street Ballan 3342 VIC


    What is the ACQSC star rating of mecwacare Ballan Nursing Home?

    mecwacare Ballan Nursing Home has an overall ACQSC star rating of Good.

    What is the price range of residential aged care at mecwacare Ballan Nursing Home?

    mecwacare Ballan Nursing Home has 6 different types of rooms which range in price between $350,000 and $550,000 maximum refundable accomodation deposit.

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