Polish Retirement Home

Australian Polish Benevolent Association Inc.

3 Percival Street, Bayswater, Victoria, Australia 3153

Tel.: (03) 9720 3575 Fax: (03) 9720 9105



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Welcome to Polish Retirement Home

Polish Retirement Home is a modern purpose built hostel for the elderly members of the Polish community. The cultural and linguistic needs of our residents are the central core principle of our hostel. Our professionally trained caring personnel provide 24-hour care to maintain dignity, self-respect and independence of residents. We are a flexible and multilingual service, including English, Polish, Ukrainian, German, Russian and other Slavic languages being spoken by our staff. Accommodating 29 permanent residents and one respite resident, the Polish Retirement Home offers bright, spacious, comfortable and relaxed living within a warm and friendly environment. Respite care is offered for short stays (63 days in a financial year) and is often a good way to be introduced to long-term hostel living. For the majority of elderly people the transition from the family home to a new way of living can be daunting. It is difficult to leave their home, which holds many memories. The neighbourhood is familiar and family and friends often live close by. However, in some cases, moving to a hostel is the right and best decision. It means moving into accommodation shared with other elderly people. More importantly, it means receiving the help and support to live comfortably and securely.



"Our Mission is to provide quality and customised residential care facilities and services to the Polish elderly and disabled in a culturally and linguistically appropriate setting. The Polish Retirement Home contributes to the quality of life and independence of those within the Polish community who are the most vulnerable and in need of assistance. Respect and understanding are the basis of our service.

The Polish Retirement Home upholds the following principles:

  • Civility

  • Efficiency

  • Equity and Access

  • Confidentiality

  • Flexibility

  • To be continually updating our professional knowledge

  • Respect the opinions and ideas offered and stated by members of the Polish community

  • Loyalty to our responsibilities

  • Open Communications within Committees and with Residents and Staff

  • Obligation to make the Community aware of our activities and services

  • Accessibility of our services and cooperative relationships with other community services

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Australian Polish Benevolent Association Inc  Reg.No. A0012947E  ABN: 25 010570

3 Percival Street, Bayswater, Vic 3153  Ph: (03) 9720 3575     Fax: (03) 9720 9105

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