Calvary Cessnock Retirement Community is surrounded by the beautiful Hunter Valley Wine Region. Located across two Residential Care sites, Calvary has served the Cessnock and Coalfields communities for more than 55 years. Calvary are recognised as a continuing source of healing, hope and nurturing to the residents we serve. All of our care is delivered by dedicated and experienced staff. We live to provide our care with dignity and to improve the health and wellbeing of every resident.
With some units that have direct access to the extensive grounds and courtyard gardens, Calvary Cessnock Retirement Community is a picture perfect place to live a relaxed and secure lifestyle. Our residence provides you with opportunity to find both quiet moments for yourself or to participate in the active social calendar. We organise regular social outings to local venues or host entertainment and activities in our auditorium. Our residents are also keen gardeners and can often be found in the veggie patch.
Guided by Calvary’s 135 year history in health care, you will have peace of mind with access to quality care. With light-filled living spaces and beautifully landscaped grounds, now is the perfect time to be welcomed into this caring and close-knit community. We take the time to get to know you, to understand your medical concerns and to make sure we meet your physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs. We work tirelessly to ensure all residents feel part of a nurturing and welcoming community by delivering a perfect blend of support and independence.
We have two different care options to suit you or your family member’s needs:
- Residential Aged Care – Permanent accommodation with specialist care services
- Respite Care – Short term accommodation for up to two weeks
Residential Aged Care
Calvary Cessnock Retirement Community is a close-knit community with extensive gardens and grounds. Residents enjoy leisure and lifestyle activities including arts, crafts, bingo, cooking, exercise programs and singing. There are regular bus trips, social outings and onsite entertainment.
- Dementia secure units
- Recreational activities
- Staffed 24 hours a day
- Dining and entertaining areas
- Meals cooked on site
- Specialised menus
- 24/7 medical services
- Physiotherapy care
- Onsite chapel
Residential Care is for older people whom, for a variety of reasons, are unable to live at their home.
Staff provide support with day-to-day tasks and there is 24/7 access to specialist medical services.
Through an engaging leisure and lifestyle program and individualised care plans, resident’s emotional, physical and medical needs are catered for.
Before moving into a Calvary Residential Care facility, you will need to be independently assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). This is a free service.
To arrange an assessment please contact the Referral and Information Centre on 02 4936 3215.
Once you’ve been assessed, please contact our Calvary Care Choices Advisors on 1800 222 000. They’ll have all the information you require and can discuss the various options available to you.
Calvary respite accommodation is a great way to get the support you need when your regular carer is away, needs a break or has other commitments.
- 1 or 2 week stay
- Up to 9 weeks per year
- Support when carer away
Respite accommodation provides support for you and your carer.
Residential Respite Care can provide your carer with a break. It may give them time to manage work commitments, handle family responsibilities, enjoy a weekend away or have an extended holiday.
It is also a good way to see if a Residential Care Facility is the right fit for you. Our respite accommodation gives you an opportunity to experience our wonderful care and friendly community before you make a formal commitment.
Please call 1800 052 222 and speak to Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre – Hunter
You can be entitled up to 9 weeks of Respite Accommodation per financial year.