Bendigo

    Freedom Aged Care

Your home in the heart of Bendigo

Our Freedom Aged Care Bendigo village is a vibrant, loving community that provides you not only with an extraordinary level of lifestyle, but also companionship and care through every stage of your ageing journey.

This lifestyle also allows you to enjoy the privacy and independence of your very own Freedom home. Our units offer unrivaled accommodation complete with your own kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom, laundry and courtyard. (You even have your own front door!)

Freedom assisted living fully supports its residents who wish to become more familiar with the Bendigo area. We suggest taking the four minute drive to Brennan Park swimming pool to get some laps in; or for a fun day out take the grandkids or great-grandkids, where you can take advantage of the centre’s playground, bbq area, kiosk and toddlers pool. The Bendigo Fun Factory is only a short one minute walk for those looking for a more immediate way to entertain their grandchildren. Another great option for a day out would be to take the two minute drive to Kennington reservoir where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll along the established trail, go fishing in the reservoir or feed the ducks from the water’s edge.

This isn’t just a place to live, it’s a place to belong, to thrive, to share and to celebrate.

Feel free to come in for a cuppa and a chat to let us show you the truly unique Aged Care Community that is Freedom

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Care & Support

Our Home Care Community

Freedom Aged Care offers 24-hour personalised care and support for our residents. Our specialised aged care team are on hand 24/7 to offer bespoke care, tailored to individual needs.

Freedom Aged Care's ethos is based on encouraging and supporting our residents through a personal understanding of their requirements, difficulties and challenges and developing clinical care procedures based on evidence and best practices.

The care and support we provide at Freedom changes and evolves with you through every stage of the ageing journey, meaning you should never have to move again.

The difference in care that we offer starts before you even move in, with no Means Testing or ACAT required prior to moving into your Freedom home. We strive to make the process as seamless as possible allowing you to focus on your transition to your new adventure.


Respite

A home away from home

Low to High Care

Regardless of your changing health needs, we will be there

Full Domestic Support

We're here for every aspect of your care, including domestic help

24hr Care

Care onsite throughout the day and night, whenever you need it

Pet's Welcome

Your pets are welcome to live with you in your home

Couples Stay Together

Regardless of your differing health needs, you’ll stay in the same home

Lifestyle Coordinator

Lifestyle Coordinator onsite to coordinate and encourage activities

Dementia Care

Personalised one on one care

Amenities & Lifestyle in Bendigo

It’s all about lifestyle. (And living every day to the full!)

Every Freedom community is a vibrant social centre where the focus is on freedom, friendship and fun – and the everyday celebration of life!
With 88 self-contained homes and its own beauty salon, café and bar, movie theatre, activities centre and communal dining area, Freedom Bendigo really is a ‘community within the community’.
Even the shops, restaurants, cafes, chemists and medical amenities of Bendigo are conveniently located just down the road.

Our residents enjoy doing the activities they love:

  • Relaxing in the gardens or catching up in the alfresco area
  • Getting pampered at the hairdresser
  • Socializing at our onsite bar Wrinkles (where there is a happy hour everyday)
  • Chatting over their freshly made morning tea.

BBQ

In the outdoor entertaining area

Activities

Scheduled activities, entertainment and outings throughout the day

Garden

Beautifully maintained gardens and shared vegie patches

Hair & Beauty

Get pampered

Happy Hour

Every Day

Grounds Person

Our gardens stay tended to by the Freedom Team

Parking

Car parking onsite, for you and your guests

Private Home

Your own home, with a front door

Morning Tea

Freshly made onsite by the Freedom Team

Nutritious Meals

Cooked onsite by the Freedom Team

Receptionist

A friendly face around to help and greet you

Socially Vibrant Community

Friendship is a big part of Freedom

Village Bus

From shopping trips, to organised outings, it will get you there

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know more, or have a different question? Send us a message and we will be happy to help!

Can I bring my pet?

Pets are welcome at Freedom Aged Care Bendigo and actively encouraged.  Your pet will be assessed when you join Freedom, to ensure they will fit in to the community and thrive as part of the Freedom family.  Read more about our pet-friendly communities here.

Can I have my family and friends visit anytime I want?

Yes! We love having visitors and do not have set visiting hours.  It is your Freedom home, so you can have visitors as you please and they can even stay overnight with you if you wish. 

What type of daily activities occur at your community?

There is always something going on at our Freedom communities, arranged by the onsite team and tailored to each community, a calendar of events will be displayed in your community newsletter or noticeboard.  Whether it be a bus trip, indoor bowls, themed lunch, or Happy Hour, there is something for everyone in our vibrant communities.  Find out more here.

Will I be separated from my spouse or partner?

At Freedom, couples stay together. We are totally committed to ensuring couples stay together, regardless of their changing health needs.  Find out more about living at Freedom as a couple here.

What is the difference between Freedom Aged Care and a nursing home?

At Freedom you will have your own private self-contained home, whereas nursing homes are typically in communal buildings, where you have limited privacy and independence.  As a genuine alternative to a nursing home, you will have access to 24-hour aged care that evolves with you through all stages of your journey.  From everyday support for those with minimal care needs (such as assistance with cleaning, nutrition, or social activities), high clinical care, dementia and memory impairment therapy, and palliative care when the time comes.  Balanced with activities, social interaction and entertainment, providing total quality of life for those living there, rather than focusing on only immediate care like most nursing homes.  At Freedom you can continue to live with your spouse and pets and keep your family together, whereas this is not always possible in a nursing home.  More about our home care communities here.

What are the costs?

There is an initial purchase price when you buy your new Freedom home and weekly fees for community services and 24/7 personal care. Weekly services charges and care fees are set at a level that covers Freedom’s costs and no more, and those on the Age Pension can defer a portion of these costs. Residents can also access government-funded care packages that help cover the cost of care, and can be used toward purchasing equipment and consumables. 

 

At the end of your time with Freedom, Freedom keeps a percentage of the resale price of your Freedom home, which is known as a deferred management fee (DMF). The DMF covers the costs involved in providing all the wonderful amenities you enjoy as a resident in your village community. This DMF is set as a percentage of the property’s value when it is sold on to its next resident, with a higher percentage returned to you, or your estate. We encourage all parties relevant to the decision making process to meet with our sales consultants, who will provide a detailed overview of Freedom’s fee structure and answer any questions you may have. We are completely transparent about any costs and if you would like any more information please feel free to call us on 1800 647 813 or enquire here.

What's On

  • 9 July 2017
    Freedom Residents having a ball at the MCG
    On Sunday the 9th of July, eleven of our Freedom Aged Care residents rugged up against the cold Melbourne weather and attended the AFL clash between Melbourne and Carlton at the MCG.
  • 26 October 2017
    Freedom's Got Talent
    On the 26th of October Freedom Aged Care Morayfield hosted a 'Freedom's Got Talent', Oktoberfest and Project Pink event. Our greater Freedom family from Albany Creek and Clayfield were also invited along to join in on the festivities.
  • 11 October 2017
    Bendigo Seniors Race Day
    On Wednesday the 11th of October our residents at Freedom Aged Care Bendigo attended the Seniors Race Day at the Bendigo racecourse. A few of our residents were even lucky enough to come away with the win.

Our
Location

Bendigo
107-115 Condon Street, Kennington, VIC 3550
  • A three minute drive to the closest supermarket 
  • Four minutes from the Bendigo Train Station
  • Four minutes walk to Bendigo Bank
  • Five minutes walk to Strathdale pharmacy and post office

Other Freedom Aged Care Centers near you
12 Lisson Grove, Hawthorn VIC 3122
23 Maleela Avenue, Balwyn, VIC 3103
130 King Street, Doncaster East VIC 3109
  • Marie's testimonial
    I am here for the rest of my life and don't have to worry if my needs change and my health requires extra attention because the care I need will be here.
    - Marie
  • Wally's testimonial
    I have lived here for 3 years and for my 100th birthday I happened to mention that I wanted to go in a plane and I was shocked that Freedom organised all of this.
    - Wally
  •  Eileen's testimonial
    At first glance there's nothing unusual about this scene, an elderly woman dining alone in her own home. But a closer look reveals she isn't alone at all!
    - Eileen

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