Melva McDonald Lodge, Rooty Hill


Melva McDonald Lodge is located within Anglicare’s Rooty Hill Retirement Living Village. Since opening in 2019, Melva McDonald Lodge has been welcomed into the local community and is home to 90 residents. Incorporating innovative dementia design principles, it features pleasant outdoor spaces and is within walking distance of transport and shops.

Person-centred care is at the forefront of this home’s design with private en suite bathrooms, care within dedicated groups and dementia-friendly spaces. The innovative building design incorporates a ‘village-feel Main Street’, with shopfronts for services including a hairdresser and café.

Melva McDonald Lodge has a dedicated lifestyle team to provide regular activities for residents. This team also facilitates our Rhythm of Life® program, giving residents a choice in how they spend their day from meals to activities, outings and more.

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Address: 11 Mavis Street, Rooty Hill 
Phone: 1300 111 278
After-Hours Phone (6pm - 8am): (02) 9895 8299

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  • Social
  • Lounge area
  • Cafe
  • Community room 
  • Community television
  • BBQ area 
  • Library
  • Village bus
  • Active
  • Computer kiosk
  • Gardens
  • Social groups
  • Wellness centre
  • Children's playground
  • Pampering and beauty
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Spiritual
  • Church services
  • Health
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • 24/7 care staff


  • Other
  • Laundry
  • Emergency call system
  • Shop
  • Respite care
  • Palliative care
  • Memory support unit


    All rooms are fitted with electric beds, en-suite bathroom, built in cabinetry, a wardrobe, a cupboard and emergency call buttons. Room temperatures are individually controlled with air conditioning and televisions and phone connections available.

    Rooms are designed to cater for ageing in place, such that ongoing care can be provided as resident’s needs change.

    Accommodation Payment Calculator
    1. To calculate an approximate accommodation payment (RAD and/or DAP), select your desired room type from the drop-down menu.
    2. Click the silver dial and drag it to any point along the scale.
    3. As you move the dial, the RAD and DAP will be calculated accordingly.


    RAD - Maximum Refundable Accommodation Deposit
    DAP - Maximum Daily Accommodation Payment 

    The calculator is indicative and relates to Accommodation Payments only. The RAD and DAP calculated is for non-supported residents. Information about other costs for residential aged care can be found here.

    Closest ACAT

    To be eligible for Residential Care accommodation you must be assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT).

    1800 200 422

    Operating hours:
    Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm
    Saturdays: 10am-2pm
    Sundays: Closed