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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The Polish Retirement Home was built and opened in 1993 thanks to the generosity of the Polish community in Victoria and the Federal Government. It is a government subsidised Hostel, operating to approved standards set by the Federal Department of Health and Aged Care.
The Polish Retirement Home is administered by the Australian Polish Benevolent Association (APBA) of Victoria Inc. APBA is a non-profit community organisation established in 1986. With a Victoria-wide membership, its Committee of Management is elected annually.
Further financial assistance is urgently needed to maintain, improve and extend the Polish Retirement Home. Donations and bequests are welcome.
Inspection of the Hostel is by appointment only. To arrange for an appointment, or for more Information, please contact The Manager.

This year the Hostel’s occupancy has been on 98%. Thanks to advertised methods such as in Polish Weekly, Radios SBS Polish language program and Community Radio 3ZZZ we were able to keep our Hostel of 30 beds (29 permanent and 1 respite) occupied.
Respite beds are always fully occupied .(365 days at 63 days entitlement for every estimated booking).

We provide extensive care to our Residents as long (as mentioned previously), as it is possible. We are exercising the same policy “Aging in Place” as are the majority of other age care facilities – in many cases reaching the care given what where previously described as in nursing homes. Appropriate assessments and transfers are arranged when the extensive care becomes too much or the hostel facilities proved to be inadequate to carry out the essential treatments.

As in previous years and after the achievement of accreditation in year 2003 we are implementing ongoing improvement in our day-to-day care:

• Personal Care – Residents Classification Scale (RCS);
• Personal Care Workers Training – appraisals of professional understanding and consequently performance;
• Continuous Quality Improvement Committee;
• Occupational Health and Safety Committee;
• Infection Control;
• Updating Policies and Procedures;
• Activity Programs;
• Physiotherapy;
• Resident’s classification (RCS) is correctly monitored and this resulted in a correct Commonwealth funding towards the service;.
• Staff training;
On site : CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation training) was conducted, Manual Handling Training, Fire Safety training, Bullying & Harassment.
• Food and safety program – audit and Certificate was achieved.


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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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