Abbeyfield is a non-profit organisation owned and managed by the Williamstown Community. Abbeyfield House was opened in 1989 and is the central building on the Abbeyfield property. As a Commonwealth-funded residential care facility (formerly known as a hostel), residents need to be approved for care by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) before admission.
AGEING IN PLACE
Abbeyfield House has 23 single rooms, each with its own ensuite and call bell. The home is staffed 24 hours a day by qualified personal care staff under the supervision of a registered nurse. Abbeyfield offers 'ageing in place' that provides certain levels of high care as residents require more assistance.
RESPITEAbbeyfield maintains a funded respite room for people who require a short stay in residential care. This is a single room with ensuite, TV and telephone. In a commonwealth funded residential care facility, residents need to be approved annually for respite care by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) before admission.