Sumner House offers quality care and friendship in a warm and welcoming environment. Centrally located in Fitzroy, inner Melbourne, the residence is close to shops and public transport, while the gardens and park at the Royal Exhibition Building are just around the corner.
You are involved in all decisions about your care. We take the time to get to know you well, and will work with you to tailor a plan to your individual preferences and circumstances. Together, we will review your plan with you on a regular basis to ensure that it continues to meet your needs.
At Sumner House you can choose from a wide range of activities from our lifestyle program, including painting, handicrafts, film and book discussion groups, an iPad training group and a public affairs discussion group. We organise visits by school groups and regular outings.
Our staff will also assist you to continue the interests and activities you had before moving into Sumner House and to maintain your connections with the community. If you enjoy the outdoors, you can relax outside in our tranquil landscaped courtyard, in the sunny rooftop garden, or visit nearby parks and gardens.
Our 43 large single bedrooms all have ensuite bathrooms, televisions, phone connection and wireless internet access. Each cluster of bedrooms has its own lounge dining room with kitchenette.
Meals served in the central dining room are cooked in our own kitchen. Sumner House also offers a hairdressing salon with visiting hairdresser, and an activities room that includes a small gym.
If, over time, you require more involved care, we are able to provide a range of further services so that you can avoid the disruption of moving. We have nursing staff present around the clock, and visiting doctors and other health practitioners include physiotherapists, podiatrists, dieticians and psychologists.
We also provide specialised care and tailored activities for residents with dementia.
Fees for residential care are calculated according to government guidelines.
The maximum refundable accommodation deposit (RAD) is $300,000. The maximum daily accommodation payment (DAP) is $47.34 per day.
For example, a combination payment of 50% refundable deposit and 50% daily payment would include the RAD at $150,000 and the DAP at $23.67 per day.
Please note that these prices are maximums and each case is assessed individually.
Who can live at Sumner House?
You may be eligible if you are an older person who has received an assessment from the Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS).
A health professional can refer you to the Aged Care Assessment Service for an assessment. More information is available on an Australian Government website: www.myagedcare.gov.au or you can speak to your GP or local health practitioner.
You can also contact us at the Brotherhood of St Laurence to talk about your situation, to get advice or to investigate the care options that are available to you.
Phone: 1300 147 147