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The Birches was opened in 1999 and provides permanent and respite accommodation for 44 residents, including 1 Sub-Acute Palliative Care bed. The Birches offers nursing care to the frail, elderly and disabled in our community. Residents at The Birches enjoy single rooms, with ensuite facilities and are provided with an environment of comfort, dignity and security.

The Birches also has a secure unit within the facility and this provides care for people living with dementia.

Staff members provide an holistic approach to the care they deliver and encourage all residents to maintain their independence and special interests, and also to develop new friendships and interests using the Montessori approach.

Fees and Charges (effective July 1, 2021)

The Birches – HamiltonResidential Accommodation Deposit (RAD)
Maximum Cost
Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)
Maximum Cost
Single Room – Private Ensuite$400,000$43.95



Within ‘The Birches’ you will find a selection of generously sized bedrooms located within 4 discreet wings, each suited to the specific needs of the residents. With single rooms residents are able to relax and feel at home knowing that every room is designed for comfort, safety and security in a climate controlled environment.
Each room includes a spacious ensuite bathroom which is fully equipped to provide for every resident’s needs.

Number of bedrooms

Room TypeNumber of Rooms
Single Room With ensuite 44
Bedroom Size (Square Metres) 
Average Bedroom Size – Single 

Common areas

 Dining RoomLounge RoomActivities RoomOutdoor Areas
Number 1 5 1 4

Common areas

As you enter The Birches you will feel as though you are entering a modern, architecturally designed hotel. Residents are provided with large, open lounge areas with large TV screens for ease of viewing. Also available to residents are separate dining rooms at which all meals, made by qualified chefs, can be served should the residents wish. 

Sweeping gardens provide space to stroll and relax within private and secure outdoor areas that incorporate courtyards, shaded areas, established trees, manicured gardens and peaceful retreats. All of this and yet only a short walk to the town centre, where an array of shops and local businesses boast every service for your convenience. In addition to the fine creature comforts provided The Birches is entirely staffed by Qualified Nurses and the 7 days a week event programs are organized by qualified planners that ensures activities are not only appropriately structured but sympathetic to individual needs.

We are confident that The Birches will make you rethink about the quality of residential care.

Vacancies & Inspection

Prospective residents, together with family and carers are invited to visit the facility before making a decision to become a resident.  Please make an appointment with the Unit Manager in order to view the home and meet with the staff to discuss your care requirements.  The Unit Manager will be able to assist you and your family with any questions or concerns.

An assessment by the Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) must be completed before you can be accepted into the facility.  

If you would like more information about the Birches please download our Residential Information Booklet [PDF 1.8mb].

Please phone (03) 5551 8519 for enquiries about vacancies.


An ACAS assessment must be completed before admission 


Visitors are a very important part of a resident’s life. Whilst there are no set visiting hours, visiting between 11.00am and 8.00pm is encouraged to allow for reasonable lifestyle management of each resident. Your personal visitors are accepted within your own room or within any communal living area of the facility.

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