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Our Mission

"Supporting Your Quality of Life and Wellbeing"

At AdventCare we recognise that making the decision to live in an aged care facility or village unit is not an easy one. Our friendly, caring and professional team is committed to providing quality care. We are continually striving to improve our services and upgrade our facilities to ensure our residents are receiving the best quality of care whilst embracing the Christian values of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Our focus is providing emotional support to residents and their families upon admission and on a day-to-day basis. A mix of experienced staff, including Registered Division 1 Nurses are available 24 hours a day to provide the best in care and service. AdventCare also offer a number of lifestyle options that range from supporting total independence to 24 hour nursing care. Because your lifestyle is constantly changing, we strive to meet your needs by offering a range of well organised resident activities.

A number of building projects around our Villages promise to only enhance the quality of daily living. We believe that on going development and innovation paves the way to meeting the needs and desires of AdventCare residents well into the future, with very little disruption to the enjoyment of our residents current daily activities and our surroundings. Our dedicated Management Team oversees every detail to ensure that AdventCare continues to set new standards and benchmarks for the ultimate retirement experience.

Our History

AdventCare Whitehorse was established in 1949 under the name of Coronella in an old weatherboard building in Mount Dandenong Road, Croydon and moved to Nunawading in 1957. This made it the first AdventCare village in Australia and one of the earliest of all villages to be built. Several units and the first stage of the Hostel were officially opened on January 19, 1958. From that early beginning AdventCare Whitehorse expanded to include 24 Hostel Rooms and 27 Nursing Home beds. It operated in this mode for many years and then in 1990, a new phase in AdventCare’s history began. A construction project was commenced to provide a new 40 room hostel. At the same time renovations of the original 24 rooms commenced. In 1991, this lovely new complex was opened. Again, in 1994, the realisation that the Nursing Home was inadequate for today's needs caused the management and Board to begin the rebuilding of this part of the complex. A new 3-bed wing was constructed as the first stage of a master plan to rebuild the entire Nursing Home.

1994, the Winlaton property which was purchased some 2 years before was converted into a beautiful village of independent living units. There is a large Village Activity Centre.

In January 2001, AdventCare Whitehorse was awarded 40 low care new licenses. The new building became operational in February 2006. Today, AdventCare Whitehorse nursing Home and hostel is a 134 beds aged care facility. Nursing Home: 30 places. Hostel: 104 places, within the hostel places is a-18 bed special needs wing. We also have respite care facilities within the hostel. Around the complex are 60 resident funded units and 22 rental units.

A Board of Management with a CEO overseeing the operations and strategic management of the organisation manages AdventCare Whitehorse. AdventCare Whitehorse is part of AdventCare, owned and operated by the Seventh Day Adventist Church. As a Seventh Day Adventist Organisation, we observe the Sabbath (Saturday) as a day of rest. Active washing, cleaning, cooking and secular music are not permitted on the Sabbath. Our kitchen serves vegetarian and non vegetarian meals.

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