Every older person has a story to tell. Benetas Unexpected Heroes is a unique photographic exhibition and digital campaign showcasing the unexpected, extraordinary real life stories of older Victorians.
Benetas was established in 1948 when a small group of volunteers from the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne responded to an urgent need to provide care and support to older Victorians. More than 60 years later we now operate as one of the largest not-for-profit aged care providers in Victoria, employing over 1,400 staff and 400 volunteers. As a not-for-profit, all revenue we generate is re-directed into our services to improve the lives of our clients.
Benetas supports over 4,000 older people to live fulfilling lives through our aged care homes and community services across Victoria. We can respond quickly to requests for in-home care support, through our government-funded community care services or via Benetas at Home, our private service which has no waiting list.
As one of Victoria’s largest aged care providers of day and overnight respite services, we can also support carers and families when they need to take a break. If you’re looking for permanent residential care in an aged care facility, vacancies are regularly available in our homes. Our mix of residential care, in–home care, respite care and housing services ensures our residents and clients can stay with us and move between our different services as and when they need them. We also provide specialised care and expertise in dementia, palliative and culturally appropriate care for people from non-English speaking backgrounds.
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