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Kelaston

Kelaston offers High Level Care Kelaston offers Extra Service Kelaston offers Respite Care

2-4 Park Street, Wendouree VIC 3355

Ballarat Council and Local Government Area (LGA)


Nestled amongst shaded courtyards and gardens, our tranquil residence islocated close to beautiful Lake Wendouree in Ballarat.

Kelaston offers 30 low care and 30 high care places, all of which are private single rooms with ensuite bathroom. All rooms feature individually controlled heating and ceiling fans, and every room has direct access to shaded gardens and courtyards, providing a serene atmosphere in which to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Kelaston provides 24 hour registered nursing care, with a range of allied health services including physiotherapy, dietician, podiatry and diversional therapy. Respite, convalescent and unfunded care services are also available.

We offer a comprehensive lifestyle program that is tailored to suit individual preferences. We focus on individualised care, ensuring privacy, dignity, and optimum quality of life for each of our residents. Family & friends are always invited to our shared dining rooms and lounge areas for activities and regular entertainment. At Kelaston, there are no set visiting hours, just like at home.

About Residential Aged Care

In the past, a distinction was drawn between aged care homes that offered "high level care" (which were commonly known as "nursing homes") and those that offered "low level care" (which were commonly known as "hostels"). From 1 July 2014 this distinction has ceased to apply in relation to permanent residential aged care, although it does continue to apply in relation to temporary respite care. Aged care homes can incorporate "extra service", which provides a higher standard of accommodation and services (such as meals) for an additional fee. Aged care homes that are not accredited, but which offer similar care and services, may be referred to as "Supported Living". See our Terminology page for detailed explanations of terms that relate to aged care, home care and retirement villages.

More Information?

Please see our Aged Care Guide for further important information about aged care and aged care homes. It includes the following:

  1. Introduction

  2. Eligibility and Assessment

  3. Fees and Charges

  4. Accreditation Standards and Compliance

  5. Resident Rights and Responsibilities

  6. Residential Respite Care

  7. Advocacy and Complaint Resolution