We provide a place of community and belonging at our Keilor East residential aged care facility. Cyril Jewell is fully staffed by registered and enrolled nurses.
A place where you feel at home
Cyril Jewell House, part of the Royal Melbourne Hospital (ABN 73 802 706 972), is situated in the quiet suburban streets of Keilor East and comprises 45 beds with a choice of single and double shared rooms within a secure facility.
Cyril Jewell House, part of the Royal Melbourne Hospital, is accredited to provide all levels of residential aged care (low to high care needs), as well as end-of-life (palliative) care.
Our qualified nurses and multidisciplinary staff work together with residents and families to develop individualised care plans to meet your needs.
We have laundry facilities on site for personal clothing and items. Families may wish to launder delicate items and woollens themselves.
We have doctors who visit Cyril Jewell House every week, or sooner, if required. We use a local pharmacy who delivers individual medication packs on a weekly basis and also reconcile prescribed medications with medication charts fortnightly.
Allied health services include physiotherapy, podiatry, dietetics and optometry. Beauty therapy services are also available for our residents at an additional cost.
We have respite care available.
In addition to a committed volunteer team, we have a range of diversional therapy activities available for our residents including drawing, current affairs, artwork, craft, cooking, exercise groups, movie days and gardening. Our diversional therapist also facilitates monthly dinner outings, weekly morning tea outings, movie and pizza nights and a variety of cultural events.
We are keen to work with our residents to understand their individual preferences and hobbies to try and continue activities long established before moving into Cyril Jewell House. We recognise and appreciate such a move can be very unsettling for both our residents and their families and we aim to make this transition as comfortable as possible.
Menus and nutrition
Fresh meals, including morning and afternoon tea are planned in consultation with a specialist dietitian. We offer multiple options at every meal, with regular menu rotations. Most dietary requirements can be catered for (such as diabetic-friendly or gluten-free alternatives).
Fees and payment options
The cost of residential aged care comprises many parts. Depending on your situation, you may be asked to pay one or more of the following costs.
A basic daily fee
This covers living costs such as meals, power and laundry. For some residents, this will be the only fee they need to pay.
A means-tested care fee
This is a means-tested fee that is payable by some residents. It’s an additional contribution paid by residents to the cost of the care they receive in a residential aged care home.
Although this fee is collected by the aged care home, it is paid to the government as a contribution towards the care received by the resident.
An accommodation payment
This is the cost of accommodation, including the services described in the residential care agreement. For some residents, this cost is met in full, or in part by the government (based on an assessment of your income and assets).
Keeping residents safe and connected
Keeping residents safe and connected is a priority:
- We request all visitors and staff show evidence of influenza vaccination. All of our staff have already been vaccinated
- We did not lock our facilities down through COVID-19. Although all visitors were and continue to be screened before entry and we are vigilant with hand hygiene and social distancing
- We review our visiting hours regularly to eliminate crowding
Contact us for more information or to arrange a tour. We are always pleased to show people around Cyril Jewell House and to meet our friendly staff.
We are committed to providing the highest quality of care to residents living at Cyril Jewell, including meeting their individual needs.
We have respite care available.
Our brochure includes an expression of interest form that you can complete and return to us.