Ageing in Place

Boort District Health provides residential aged care services. Respite care is available for residents who need short term care for a specific reason such as recent illness. BDH has been recognised by the Aged Care Accreditation Agency and has the maximum 3 years accreditation after being found compliant in all 44 standards. All residents admitted to BDH residential aged care must be accessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team as requiring residential care before admission.


The AH Thrum Nursing home was opened in 1997 and provides full care for 10 high care residents. The accommodation is in a mixture of single and two bed rooms with attached ensuites. Our co-located hostel was opened in 1979 and provides accommodation for 30 residents in single rooms with ensuites.

All rooms open into an enclosed courtyard which is ideal for chatting with other residents or entertaining visitors. Tea and coffee making facilities are available in all courtyards. All rooms are heated and cooled and the rooms feature built in robes.

BDH strives to provide a pleasant homelike living environment and residents are encouraged to bring small items of furniture and personal belongings such as quilts and doona covers, photos, paintings and ornaments, to help them settle in and feel at home.

Large screen televisions are available in the nursing home and hostel central lounge rooms Meals are cooked fresh on site and served in our tastefully furnished dining rooms with residents sitting with companions of their choice. Residents’ likes and dislikes, including cultural preferences, are considered at every meal time, and there is always a choice on the menu. Morning and afternoon teas are delivered to residents and tea stations are available for those who wish to help themselves to drinks, snacks or fresh fruit.


Our lifestyle and leisure team offer a diverse and entertaining range of activities for those residents who are interested. Residents are encouraged and helped to continue to attend community events such as church or senior citizens.

Men have access to the Boort communities co-located men’s shed. Computer and internet access is available for residents. Satisfaction surveys indicate our residents are very happy with the care and services, and the variety of activities provided.


All residents are required to make a personal contribution towards the cost of their care and accommodation. For more information on the cost of care and accommodation at Boort District Health Aged Care see the information on the Living Longer, Living Better Page.

To find out more information on coming to stay at Boort Residential Aged Care please contact the Nurse Unit Manager Lee Sullivan on (03) 54 51 5200.