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About Our Community

Architecturally redesigned and rebuilt for tasteful contemporary living, the Shalom Centre is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and a caring community. The courtyard café serves fresh, tasty meals and barista-fresh coffee, giving a cosmopolitan flair to the lifestyle here.

Most importantly, the centre’s highly skilled staff members never underestimate the power of individual care – it’s what we’re here for. That’s why life at Shalom Centre has never worked around an itinerary; it works around you. You’re invited to enjoy the convenience of an on-site hairdresser, library, podiatrist, physiotherapist, and regular trips and church services.

Or, if you choose our premium services, you may prefer to relax in the comfort of your own spacious room and catch up on some of the old classic movies with your complimentary Foxtel subscription. Whatever you choose, this modern home is your special place to enjoy.

Quality As Standard

Shalom Centre offers quality care in a shared-accommodation setting that is accessible to everyone. All rooms are fitted with en-suite bathrooms and feature large windows that bring in plenty of natural light and overlook tranquil gardens.

Our doors remain open for your loved ones too, however many you have! Want to celebrate a special occasion? Our on-site café, large chapel and palatial entertaining area will always welcome your friends and family – whatever the occasion.

Lifestyle Premium Options

At the Shalom Centre your style of comfort is yours to choose, which is why we also offer a superior suite of homes nestled in the hub of our Macquarie Park community. The large single rooms boast plenty of premium extras including chef-prepared meals with fine wines, alfresco candlelit dinners, luxury linen, and Foxtel services. We also provide an award-winning service within separate houses for people living with dementia. Please read our Extra Services tab above to find out more about how our Lifestyle Premium Options can benefit you. 

 

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
Foxtel

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:

Happy hour
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.

Services

On-Site Chef
Our on-site chef ensures that whenever you dine, you will always have freshly prepared quality meals, with a menu full of variety and flavours.
Ageing In Place
As your care needs increase we can tailor a care program that allows you to age in place, without the inconvenience of being transferred to a different facility.
Dementia Care
We provide care for clients with dementia in a friendly, safe, environment with attractively designed communal lounge and dining areas. Our qualified staff are present 24/7 to provide support.
Lifestyle Activities
We want to ensure your time with us is spent enjoying the sorts of activities you like to do. From crafts, live entertainment, music and diversional therapy, social events, exercise and much more - our lifestyle coordinators can tailor a program that works for you.
Social outings and bus trips
We have regular social outings that all our residents enjoy if they choose to participate. Why don't you give us a call or visit and we can tell you more.
Café
Enjoy the use of our on-site cafe, where you can relax and enjoy a cuppa with friends and family.
Public Transport
Our community is located close to public transport links for your convenience.
Ethno-Specific Services
Our residents herald from a diverse background of nationalities. Our staff are quite adept at ensuring the cultural needs of all our residents are met. We may also have some staff that are multilingual on site. Please call us to find out more.
Hairdressing Salon
Our on-site hairdressing salon comes fully equipped to ensure you can get the haircut and pampering you deserve! We have a hairdresser regularly on-site.
Chapel
Our on-site chapel is used for religious services and is flexible in catering towards your faith needs. Contact us to find out more.
Library
Our library is well stocked with print and recorded books for you to read or listen to at your leisure.
Freshly Prepared Meals
At BaptistCare we love making tasty meals - almost as much as eating them! Our qualified cooks use fresh ingredients and prepare each meal. It's your home, and making sure you eat well is very important to us!
Specialist Health Services
We have access to a range of health services to suit your care. This could include physiotherapy, massage therapy, psychology, social work, podiatry, GP visits, Allied Health and dentistry - essentially whatever you need. We have the resources to help.
Communal Spaces
Enjoy our tastefully designed open plan communal areas, where you can relax and enjoy many activities. Whether that is enjoying the use of our flat screen TVs, sitting in the lounge areas, or finding a quiet area to read, or be with friends and family. Whatever you do, there is space for you to be yourself.
In-room Emergency System
Your care is our priority, so all our rooms are equipped with emergency monitoring systems as standard practice.
Church Services and Spiritual Support
Our chaplain regularly holds church services that cater to a broad range of people. We understand your spiritual journey is personal, so we aim to support your spiritual needs - whatever stage you are at on your walk.
Foxtel
Now you can access all of your favourite programs as well as explore new shows with our premium Foxtel subscription service.
Large screen TV
Enjoy watching your favourite shows on our generously sized flat screen televisions.
Chaplaincy
Our BaptistCare Chaplains take the time to know individuals in the community and are there to be a listening ear and a voice of hope and encouragement for people of all cultures, faiths and backgrounds.

Extra Services

Our Premium Lifestyle Choice extra service options provides clients with large single rooms and options that you might ordinarily find in a hotel. You will be pampered with extra services such as Foxtel, chef prepared meals with fine wines, beautiful dining areas, and superior décor with separate houses for the frail aged and for people living with dementia. For more information we recommend you open the Extra Services tab above.

Individual Rooms

In our single rooms, you have greater flexibility to transform the space and make it your own. They are ideal for residents who are still relatively independent with lower care needs, however residents with higher care needs are still easily accommodated. Single rooms do come partially furnished with a bed, wardrobe, drawers, chair and desk. You are welcome to bring some smaller furniture items from home as well as other decorations to transform the space and make it your own sanctuary. You are never far from enjoying time with other residents and friends in our tastefully designed lounge and communal areas. All of our single rooms come with ensuites for your privacy.

Companion Rooms

Our residents love the benefits that come from the communal aspect of our shared rooms. All of our shared rooms are double rooms for two residents, and every room has its own ensuite. Beds in shared rooms also come with your own wardrobe, writing desk, drawers and a space to have a television if you desire. You are more than welcome to add decorations, pictures and other items and make it your space. Our shared rooms are ideal for residents who require higher levels of care.

Financials Explained

All non-supported residents who have assets above the current partially supported cut off level will be required to pay either a Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) or a lump sum Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) or combination of lump sum refundable accommodation deposit (RAD) and the balance of the RAD as an equivalent Daily Payment (DAP). The pricing listed below is the maximum pricing for the category of the room and may vary depending on your individual circumstances.

To calculate the equivalent daily payment, the refundable accommodation deposit is multiplied by the current maximum permissible interest rate (MPIR)* and divided by 365 days.

For example, a refundable deposit of $550,000 would have an equivalent daily payment of:

i.e. ($550,000 x 6.01%) / 365 = $90.56 per day

Available Rooms

Category 1

Two Companion Room

+ Shared Ensuite

$395,000 RAD

$65.03 DAP

30m2

Telephone connection can be arranged;, air-conditioned, wardrobe with hanging and drawer unit, bedside cupboard, privacy curtain. Large South facing External window.

Example of payment as a 50% RAD and 50% DAP

50%

$197,500 RAD

50%

$32.51 DAP

Category 1A

Two Companion Room

+ Shared Ensuite

$450,000 RAD

$74.09 DAP

30m2

Telephone connection can be arranged; air-conditioned, wardrobe with hanging and drawer unit, bedside cupboard, privacy curtains. Large External window.

Example of payment as a 50% RAD and 50% DAP

50%

$225,000 RAD

50%

$37.04 DAP

Category 2

- Secure

Two Companion Room

+ Shared Ensuite

$550,000 RAD

$90.56 DAP

30m2

Telephone connection can be arranged; carpeted, air-conditioned, wardrobe with hanging and drawer unit, bedside cupboard, privacy curtains. Large External window.

Example of payment as a 50% RAD and 50% DAP

50%

$275,000 RAD

50%

$45.28 DAP

Category 3

- Secure

Individual Room

+ Private Ensuite

$609,000 RAD

$100.27 DAP

30m2

Telephone connection can be arranged; carpeted, air-conditioned, wardrobe with hanging and drawer unit, bedside cupboard, privacy curtains. Large External window.

Example of payment as a 50% RAD and 50% DAP

50%

$304,500 RAD

50%

$50.13 DAP

Category 4

Extra Service

- Secure

Individual Room

+ Private Ensuite

$710,000 RAD

$116.90 DAP

Extra Service Fee $58.80

30m2

TV with Foxtel; Wardrobe x two (adjustable shelves and hanging); bedside cupboard, side table, two chairs. Individual air-conditioning. All rooms have external windows. Large area for personal furniture and effects.

Example of payment as a 50% RAD and 50% DAP

50%

$355,000 RAD

50%

$58.45 DAP

Category 5

Extra Service

Individual Room

+ Private Ensuite

$710,000 RAD

$116.90 DAP

Extra Service Fee $58.80

30m2

TV with Foxtel; Wardrobe x two (adjustable shelves and hanging); bedside cupboard, side table, two chairs Individual air-conditioning. All rooms have external windows. Large area for personal furniture and effects.

Example of payment as a 50% RAD and 50% DAP

50%

$ 355,000 RAD

50%

$58.45 DAP

Common Areas 

Category 1 and 1A Rooms

Communal Dining Room and activity area shared by 30 residents. Separate individual activity/dining space for the use of clients and/or their families. Seniors computer for resident use. Verandah area includes outdoor seating. Palliative Care room for end stage( private ensuite ) with pullout sofa bed/ coffee making facility for family.

Category 2 and 3 Rooms

Communal Dining Room in Secure Unit shared by maximum 23 clients. Separate individual living spaces for the use of clients and/or their families which includes a communal TV area, quiet lounge and activity area. Safe, secure, enclosed manicured garden with continuous walking paths, quality outdoor furniture and a large covered pergola. Palliative Care room with private ensuite, pull out sofa bed for family member.

Category 4 Rooms

Communal Dining Room in Secure Unit shared by maximum 18 clients. Separate individual living spaces for the use of clients and/or their families which includes a communal lounge area with Large screen wall mounted TV, quiet lounge and activity area. Safe, secure, enclosed manicured garden with continuous walking paths, quality outdoor furniture and a large covered pergola.

Category 5 Rooms

Communal Dining Room shared by 32 residents. Lounge area with Large screen wall mounted TV, quiet lounge and activity area with Shuffleboard and games table. Seniors computer for resident use. Separate individual activity/dining space for the use of clients and/or their families. Verandah area includes quality outdoor settings.

Optional Services Provided At An Additional Cost 

We have a number of optional additional services available including the daily delivery of the local or national newspaper of your choice and beauty treatments including hairdressing. For a full list of optional services, please contact us.

Your Lifestyle at Shalom

We want to ensure your time with us is spent enjoying the sorts of activities you like to do. From crafts, live entertainment, social events, exercise and much more - our lifestyle coordinators can tailor a program that works for you. The activities listed below are just some of the many things you can do. Get in touch and have a chat with us to find out more.

  • Social events
  • Café
  • Bus trips
  • Crafts
  • Games such as Bingo
  • Live entertainment
  • Library
  • Gardens to relax in
  • Church services

Contact BaptistCare directly for all enquiries about this facility and its services, or general care information.

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159-165 Balaclava Road
Macquarie Park NSW, 2113

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