About us

The Morrie Evans Wing (MEW) is a Commonwealth-funded residential aged care facility which was officially opened on 11 June 1978. 

Morrie Evans Wing is a special place where compassion and personalised care is a feature. We are proud to be a leading provider of residential aged care in North East Victoria. 

Our home is suitable for looking after residents with high care health needs and persons living with dementia. 

Recent works to improve amenities have enhanced residents’ privacy and dignity. These amenities include creating more intimate spaces as well as the addition of ensuites. The official opening of these facilities was held on 30 January 2020 by the Hon Jaclyn Symes. For more information, click here

The new facilities include:

  • Modern renovated, spacious room with private ensuite for a sole occupant.
  • Quality fixtures and fittings throughout.
  • TV connection and access to the internet.
  • There is 18sq m of space (excluding the ensuite) with ample built-in storage and extra room for a resident’s own personal touch.
  • Modern spacious ensuite for easy manoeuvrability to assist with care needs.

You can download a brochure about Morrie Evans Wing here.


Visiting hours during COVID-19

Please note that due to COVID-19, there may be restrictions placed on visitors with little notice. 

We encourage you to check with the facility before attending to ensure visitors are able to check if any changes are applicable.

We thank you for your understanding. 

You must not enter if you:

  • Are unwell with symptoms of COVID-19 such as a cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, loss of smell or fever
  • Have a temperature higher than 37.5 degrees
  • Have arrived in Australia in the past 14 days
  • Have been diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) and have not yet been given clearance from self-isolation
  • Have had known contact in the past 14 days with a person who was a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19)

For more information, please go to https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/visiting-hospitals-covid-19 


Lifestyle and activities

Please note these activities are not running during the COVID-19 restrictions.

In the Morrie Evans Wing, we engage our residents in a wide range of activities and social events. 

We employ lifestyle staff and a diversional therapist, whilst also encouraging family members and volunteers to become involved. In addition, organised day-trips and outings around Benalla allow our residents to be connected with the local community.

Annual celebrations include:

  • Residents’ birthdays
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Melbourne Cup Day
  • Remembrance Day
  • Australia Day
  • Regular outings
  • St Patrick’s Day and many more

Regular activities include

  • Dance exercises
  • Pet therapy
  • Church sessions
  • Cards, bingo and other games
  • Staff/resident/relative meetings, usually held first Tuesday of every Month.
  • Music therapy, including piano, 
  • sing-alongs, performances, etc.
  • Carpet bowls
  • Many more activities organised by staff and volunteer groups.

Costs

The Australian Government pays for the bulk of aged care services in Australia through subsidies paid directly to aged care providers. Consumers are required to contribute to costs where they are financially able to do so.

There are three main fees applicable to residents of Aged Care:

Fees and Charges

Description

 Rate as of 2021

Basic Daily Care Fee

This fee is set by the Australian Government and is the equivalent of 85% of the single Aged Pension.

$52.71 per day

Accommodation Payment –

Option 1 Refundable Accommodation Payment (RAD)

A one-off lump sum that is fully refundable on departure from Morrie Evans Wing.

$325,000

 

Accommodation Payment –

Option 2

Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)

A daily payment in lieu of the lump sum deposit, calculated at the maximum permissible interest rate (MPIR) set by the Australian Government. 

5.96%

 

 

$53.07 per day

Means Tested Care Fee

Based on an income and assets assessment conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services.

As determined by the Government.

 

We recommend that you seek independent financial advice in the completion of this documentation.

 


Other links

My Aged Care Website: Morrie Evans Wing