Premium Lifestyle Choices
At Shalom Centre all clients receive the same level of high-quality, personalised care and all clients benefit from the wide range of services and activities available at the centre.
Shalom Centre offers extra services for those clients looking for a little more. At Shalom we call this the Premium Lifestyle Choice option.
Premium Lifestyle Choice offers Shalom clients extras such as significantly higher standards of accommodation, food and other personal services that clients and their families might not expect to find at an aged care centre.
Our Premium Lifestyle Choice offers a range of extra service enhancements and provisions, which include:
Spacious individual rooms with ensuites
Designer-selected superior decor & furnishings
Access to a wide variety of main meals, snacks and beverages of choice
Provision of a chef for meal preparation
Specially designated dining areas
A wide variety of lifestyle activities including sensory stimulation for clients with dementia
Quality linen, glassware, crockery, cutlery & furnishings
Shalom Centre also has a chapel area for quiet, personal, reflective and spiritual time with weekly services for residents who wish to participate. The centre also serves clients and their families at the Baptista café located on the ground floor with morning tea, coffee, lunch and other meals available for families to enjoy.
Premium Lifestyle Choice - Fine Food
Our Premium Lifestyle Choice clients enjoy the finest dining experience in aged care with a wide range of main meals, snack meals and beverage options at times of their choosing.
The enjoyment and experience of meals is enhanced by the aroma of the food being prepared and served on-site with added touches such as quality china, glassware, linen and cutlery. Most importantly, though, the meals and quality of service never disappoints.
Shalom Centre has a wide range of options to cater for clients' diverse tastes, including:
Two hot dish options with every breakfast
A choice of at least two main courses at every lunch and dinner
Entrée or soup and/or a choice of desserts with every lunch and dinner meal
A selection of light meals at every morning, afternoon tea and supper
A selection of snacks and non-alcoholic beverages 24 hrs per day in addition to water, tea, coffee, juices, fruit and biscuits
The choice of beer and/or wine at dinner*
The availability of meals for guests on request for a small fee
Clients' preferences for meal services are sought and acted upon and a range of options are available for clients with restricted ability to eat some foods.
In addition, the experience of every day dining at Shalom is improved by the little things we've put in place and planned for, such as:
All meals at Shalom are prepared by our onsite chef
Meals are served over a 1.5 hour period which gives the client more flexible meal time choices
Clients are consulted on their preferred meal and beverage choices, dining options and timing of meals on or before arrival to the facility
The chef will be available to talk to clients individually about their food preferences
To enhance community and enjoy socialising, clients will be encouraged to go to the dining room for meals, but provision will be made for tray service to rooms if requested and other dining areas may be booked for special occasions
Other enhanced dining options are available throughout the course of the year, including:
Wine and cheese evenings
Alfresco Dining - dining outdoors on either the upstairs balcony or in the garden area
Candlelight dinners with family and friends
BBQ's and special occasions meals
In addition to these services the Baptista café is located just to the side of the main foyer for clients and families of BaptistCare to enjoy. The café is adjacent to an activity area, the hairdresser's salon and opens out into a central garden.
Please note that the provision of these beverages are assessed on an individual basis to ensure no negative interaction with medications and/or any existing medical conditions.