History of Benetas

Benetas has been providing aged care services in Victoria for over 60 years. 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.

History of Benetas

Many Benetas properties were donated, or built using funds received from bequests and donations. We are always mindful of our obligation to fulfil the vision of our benefactors.

While our Christian heritage inspires our commitment to provide quality care, we are dedicated to the principle and the practice that our services are not limited to those who share our story. Our regard for the integrity and worth of every person requires that we respect their beliefs, backgrounds and practices.

More than 60 years from establishment, we now operate as a not-for-profit organisation employing over 1,500 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 Home Care, our private service which has no waiting list.

As one of Victoria’s largest 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, 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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