At Byron Aged Care, our highly experienced and friendly team of carers are dedicated to meeting the ongoing needs of our much-loved residents. Our team are fully qualified and AHPRA registered, providing only the highest level of care. We have staff on duty 7 days a week, while our Director of Care or Clinical Nurse is on call 24 hours a day.
Our core team is supported by an extensive, multidisciplinary group of practitioners, such as doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and podiatrists. This experienced group assists in meeting the ongoing healthcare and wellbeing requirements of our residents.
We also arrange appointments with additional healthcare services, such as dentists, optometrists, counsellors and other specialists. While a hairdresser attends the centre on a regular basis.
Our team are dedicated to ensuring all our resident's health and wellness needs are met at our lovely, coastal aged care centre.
Our residents and their families have some glowing things to say about us:
“The Byron Aged Care staff are so friendly. They always go the extra mile.”
“There’s such a lovely, friendly atmosphere at Byron Aged Care and the staff are so organised.”
“I’m so impressed by the individual attention and care I receive at Byron Aged Care.”
“Mum and I often reflect on the following – you can pay someone to do a job, but you can’t pay someone to give so freely of their love and kindness. That comes from the heart of the beautiful people who look after her at Byron Aged Care on a daily basis. We can’t recommend the home highly enough.”
Byron Aged Care History
In the late 1960’s a group of Byron Bay citizens identified the need for an aged care facility to serve the Byron Bay district. An association was formed, plans were formalised to acquire a suitable site, the association was registered as a charity, and community fundraising commenced.
In 1969, the development of plans for the facility was commissioned with the brief that the building was to be above the then accepted standards, be climate- friendly and provide a home-like environment for its residents.
Construction of stage one (a 10-bed wing with ancillary services), was completed and opened in 1972. In 1982 the first of several additions to the facility was completed, followed by further additions in subsequent years, to bring the total accommodation to the current 39 residents. The construction of the initial two stages was assisted by Commonwealth construction subsidies. Ever since, all further extensions and upgrades have been financed by the facility.
The association was originally known as the Australian Orthodox Home for the Aged Association. This later became an Incorporated Association. As the association’s assets grew, this was changed to a Company Limited by Guarantee, along with a name change to Byron Aged Care Limited.
In February 2015, the Byron Aged Care Board was revitalised and now includes industry, care and business specialists. The new board’s vision is to maintain the highest standards of care, and is committed to nurturing an environment where people feel emotionally and physically secure and supported.
Today the not-for-profit, community-based, non-denominational organisation is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors and is fully accredited by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission. The day-to-day running of the home is entrusted to its Director of Care, with the support of our well experienced and qualified board.