Friendly, welcoming and evoking a warm homely ambience, Estia Health Benalla (formerly known as Alkooma Nursing Home) is a sociable and active residence, where community and entertainment play a significant role in the daily life of residents.
Situated close to Cooinda Village, bowling club, cinema and shops, the home is also near the local hospital and other medical facilities.
Estia Health Benalla (formerly known as Alkooma Nursing Home) is recognised by the local community as a warm, family-orientated home, offering a genuine commitment to quality and individualised care.
Modern renovations bring new life to this established home, which offers the perfect environment for our residents to enjoy quiet time or take part in some of the many social and lifestyle activities. Family and friends are encouraged to visit loved ones and join us for our regular lifestyle events and entertainment. A library provides comfortable seating with a wide range of books, while a pool room contains a pool table and a small selection of exercise equipment. Visitor parking is also available. Bright and spacious living areas combine with private courtyards and beautifully maintained gardens to create a home that is secure, tranquil and comfortable.
Well-balanced and nutritious meals are freshly prepared and cooked on site under the supervision of our professional chefs. A wide variety of health and wellbeing programs, designed by qualified coordinators, are tailored to each resident’s personal needs. Allied health professionals such as physiotherapists and podiatrists are part of our support team, and hairdressers are on site as required. Pastoral care is also available. Importantly, we offer exceptional levels of care and service. Our staff are on call 24 hours a day to help out where required or just to share a quiet chat.
A large and bright common room is where our community gathers for events, to share time with friends or relax with a movie. Two other lounge areas provide residents with opportunities to watch television in a more intimate space or to entertain their family and friends. A separate large dining area, complete with fireplace, flat screen television, organ and piano, features classic décor and comfortable seating. Walking paths lead through our beautifully maintained gardens. And two courtyards provide serene space with ample shaded seating – perfect for quiet contemplation or an afternoon barbecue.
Nursing home features
Types of care
Private rooms at Estia Health Benalla are light-filled and spacious, with adjustable bed, generous built-in wardrobe with drawers, chest of drawers, air conditioning, call-bell, and telephone, television and internet connections. Each room offers a view of the surrounding garden. Ensuites include open shower (with ample space for supportive equipment), benched seating, exhaust fan and shelving.
Sharing with just one other, companion rooms at Estia Health Benalla are light and spacious. These rooms feature adjustable beds, generous built-in wardrobe with drawers, chest of drawers, central heating and cooling, call-bells, and television, telephone and internet connections. Some rooms open towards the garden. The nearby shared bathroom is a generous space, with open shower, supportive railing and shelving.