Dorset Lodge is centrally located in the leafy suburb of Croydon, one of Melbourne’s most delightful suburbs. At Dorset Lodge our qualified careers ensure that you receive the very best in comfort and care around the clock. We offer a full range of low-care living and care options, including; Respite, Convalescence and Permanent Residency.
Dorset Lodge is a family owned and run business for more than twenty years. It is registered with the Department of Health, Victoria and designed, built and maintained to the highest standards of safety and living comfort. It has been operated under the philosophy of ‘caring for your family as we would our own’. This central focus is at the heart of everything we do, from finding the right staff to the way we maintain the facility and the services we provide.
At Dorset Lodge we conduct ourselves in a spirit of compassion and respect where the personal needs, beliefs and freedoms of our residents are paramount. It is our focus to make our residents feel; at-home, safe, well cared for at all times and living life to the fullest. We achieve this by recognising their immediate and long term needs and goals and tailoring a care plan to suit.
Our family of professional, experienced and dedicated staff are essential in delivering this promise of quality care that we are well known for.
We look forward to talking to you further about providing the right level of care for your loved one. Please read further about the quality features of Dorset Lodge or contact Sandra Johns on Ph: (03) 9722 4488 to arrange a personalised tour of the facility.
Our Care Team
All of the Dorset Lodge staff are inducted into our core philosophy and set of beliefs to ensure that they know what we stand for and the level of quality care we expect of them every day. Our Care Team are qualified in their field and undergo regular and mandatory in-house training, ensuring that our staff are well equipped to handle any situation that may arise and that they continue to grow their knowledge in this field.
Our Care Team are an important part of creating an environment where family is the focus. We value and support them and think of them as part of our family. Just as we encourage the families of our residents to be a part of Dorset Lodge, we encourage our staff to become part of our resident’s life. Importantly, like us they recognise that it is a privilege to work with the aged and be a part of their lives
The leafy suburb of Croydon is one of Melbourne’s most scenic and relaxing destinations for living. With its view of the Dandenong’s, beautiful parklands and period buildings, Croydon is one of Melbourne’s most picturesque and peaceful suburbs.
Spacious and Homely Suites
All of the spacious rooms at Dorset Lodge have fully featured modern and private ensuites and each room has generous built-in-robes, individually controlled heating, emergency call buttons, provision for phone, free to air television and cable television.
Personal space is always an important consideration and our rooms are designed to be comfortable, secure and self contained. A tasteful decorating palette and quality furnishings ensure a relaxed at-home feel. Of course, personal touches including furniture and family friendly pets are welcomed.
A place to call home
Dorset Lodge has an overall sense of spaciousness yet there are many intimate, personal areas that are designed to make residents feel comfortable, secure and snug. You can put yourself in the heart of the activity or chose to spend time quietly.
We have many lounge and sitting areas providing a great choice of different relaxing options so you can find that spot where you feel most comfortable.
If you prefer the outdoors we have a communal vegetable patch aswell as strategically placed park benches, shaded outdoor areas and birdbaths.
Security and Safety
Dorset Lodge is specifically designed, built, maintained and monitored to the highest safety standards. You can rest assured knowing that your loved one is safe at Dorset Lodge. Our building has the following important features:
- Key Pad Entry & Exit Points
- Automated Fire Protection Service with a direct line to the Melbourne Fire Brigade
- Automated Fire Sprinkler System
- Automated Smoke Detection System with automated Smoke Doors
- 24 Hour Monitoring
- Grab Rails & Hand Rails