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Donwood Community Aged Care Services

Donwood: Find Your Home in Our Vibrant, Caring Community

Every person wants to feel like they have a home. At Donwood, we are devoted to building a family; a nurturing environment that focuses on quality care and support for each individual living in their home.

Donwood Community Aged Care is a not-for-profit and community-based organisation committed to providing residents with a safe, happy and comfortable home. Our goal is to build a thriving community for residents to continue to enjoy their community connections and partake in new experiences and relationships.

Comprehensive, Holistic and Quality Aged Care for All

Looking for an aged care home is usually thrown upon you, which can be an overwhelming and emotional process looking for the right aged care facility for you or your loved ones. At Donwood, we understand that every family and every resident is different. Our team take the time to talk to you and ensure you have all the information.  At Donwood we want to make sure you will be happy with our culture, care and all we have to offer.  We believe it is very important for you to feel in your heart and know in your mind that Donwood will be your next home.

Donwood Community Aged Care is in the leafy suburb of Croydon, Victoria, on land donated by the State Government. It is reserved specifically for a purpose-built, government funded aged care facility. At Donwood, we are governed by a volunteer Board of Management who oversees all operations and ensures all our residents get the care they deserve.

At Donwood we pride ourselves in caring for you where you find it difficult, enabling you to continue to be as independent with your care and lifestyle as much as possible.  We provide all levels of care required as your health declines so once you move to Donwood you can feel comfortable that we will be able to look after you no matter what health concerns you have. 

Drop by Our Homely Aged Care Residence Today

Donwood Community Aged Care has a number of care services.  We have a residential aged care home at 11 Diana Street, Croydon, VIC, a Community Centre with day activities at 7 Diana Street and independent living units at 19-21 Diana Street, Croydon, VIC.  We also operate six independent living units at 19-21 Diana Street, Croydon, VIC.

We welcome you to come and see Donwood for yourself, we believe this is the best way for you to really feel comfortable with what we have to offer and to feel the “Donwood Vibe”. If you have any immediate queries, or would like to arrange a tour please call our friendly team on (03) 9845-8500.

Finding the perfect residence for aged care services can be difficult. Learn how Donwood combines quality living and holistic care for all our residents.

Residential Care — Ageing in Place

At Donwood, we create a community that focuses on care. All of our staff are committed to the wellbeing of our residents; we want them to feel supported and safe when they are with us. Some of the features and services offered at Donwood are:

  • A nurse call system in each room to get in touch with a care team member who is on hand 24/7
  • A tailored Care Plan to suit each resident’s individual needs for quality living
  • Visiting allied health care services such as podiatrists, in-house physiotherapists, dentists, speech pathologist, dietician and more
  • Fresh, nutritious and healthy meals that are prepared daily by our in-house team of chefs

We want to give our residents a whole new way of experiencing life at our care home. Our highly qualified and experienced team will be there to assist them with day-to-day living. It is important to us that our residents feel joy and motivation to be part of our community at Donwood.

Find the Perfect Residence to Call Home

Donwood operates as one community with different areas: Ainslie, Bronhill and Carcoola, Dublin & Emora.

Our rooms are designed to enable comfort, functionality and a place to personalise and feel safe. It is important for our residents to feel they have a place that is their home and reflects who they are individually while living within a relaxed and comfortable community. 

Our care model is structured around purposeful activities for dementia, hence providing the framework for realising the vision, independence, high self-esteem and a promising future for people living with dementia. We endeavour to give our residents the opportunity   We focus on creating an environment which is adapted to support memory loss whilst still allowing for independence.

More Than Just Brick & Beams; An Environment That Nurtures Hopes & Dreams

Of course, with aged care facilities, it’s not just about cost and room sizes. You want to be sure you or your loved one will be well supported and cared for. The team at Donwood is dedicated to curating a community-based environment for our residents to have fulfilling days and meet others they can connect with.

If you want to learn more about our quality of care, feel free to give us a call on (03) 9845 8500 to arrange a tour of our residence. We would love to have you.

Respite Care

If you are supported by a carer full- or part-time, you and your carer have the opportunity to access respite care. Respite care is short term care and accommodation providing peace of mind in the comfort and security of a friendly community.  We understand that at times, taking care of an elderly loved one can be physically and emotionally demanding. Respite care supports you and your carer by giving you both a break for a short period of time. It can help give you and your carer the time and space to do things independently. You can access this temporary at Donwood, our minimum stay is two weeks.

To book your stay you will need to have been assessed as eligible by ACAT (Aged Care Assessment), and the cost per day is equivalent to 85% of the single daily pension. Care recipients are entitled to 63 days of respite care within a financial year.

The Benefits of Respite Care

There are many benefits to respite care, for both you and your carer.

Though you may have a close relationship, there are still times when you do things individually.  These short breaks allow you to complete personal tasks, enjoy your hobbies, entertain friends and family, and take a moment to enjoy your own company. Likewise, your carer is able to pursue their own tasks such as attend personal appointments, go on holidays, visit friends and family, and have some alone time.

Your respite care at Donwood will help you and your carer find time to focus on yourselves, have fun with other people, and engage with the wider community.

Why Choose Donwood?

At Donwood, we’re proud to offer respite care to those that are looking for some individual time. With state-of-the-art facilities medical services, onsite beauty salons, and a beautiful playground for your much younger guests to enjoy, you can see why people choose to get respite at Donwood.


Superior room with private ensuite. All rooms have en-suite, carpets, heating, ceiling fans, window furnishings and external outlook.


Double/Shared room with shared ensuite. All rooms have a shared en-suite, carpets, heating, ceiling fans, window furnishings and external outlook.


Daily Accommodation Payments
Refundable Accommodation Deposit
$47.95 $0 (No Deposit)
$23.97 $175,000 (50%)
$0 $350,000 (100%)

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Single room with ensuite - Carcoola & Emora: All rooms have en-suite, carpets, heating, ceiling fans, window furnishings and external outlook.


Daily Accommodation Payments
Refundable Accommodation Deposit
$68.49 $0 (No Deposit)
$34.25 $250,000 (50%)
$0 $500,000 (100%)

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