Residential Care

The JE Murray Home is a fully accredited 77-bed residential care facility for residents who require high care and low care. We strive to provide a comfortable, enjoyable place to live while also providing the security of 24-hour clinical care. 

Services and Amenities

At the J E Murray Home we are committed to the well-being of our residents.  We assess each resident’s individual needs and provide numerous specialised therapies to help maintain health and independence.  

Residents receive full assistance with personal care including showering, medications and mobility assistance. A range of assessments are undertaken on admission and as required from health professionals including Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, and Speech Pathologist. Residents also benefit from weekly visits from General Practitioners to their room.

In addition we provide a full complement of meals, full domestic assistance (cleaning and laundry service) and many other amenities designed to make life enriching. A range of optional social activities are available that cater for a number of interests including exercises, bingo, craft, gardening, indoor bowls, and quizzes. 


Our close knit team of residents and staff take every opportunity to embrace our local community. We understand that community ties are important and encourage residents to get involved and stay connected. Throughout the year we invite the wider community into our home to celebrate events such as birthdays, holidays and special occasions. 

Our Home

The J E Murray Home has five wings, each wing has its own kitchen, dining and living areas which provide a familiar home-style setting for residents. All rooms are single rooms with a private ensuite attached. We encourage residents to personalise their rooms by bringing personal items and those special mementos that we all gather through life.


Our complement of qualified, skilled staff is made up of:

  • Facility Manager - Oversees the administration of the facility and management of staff
  • Care Manager - Management of Clinical staff and support for RNs and ENs
  • Registered Nurses - Ensure around the clock provision of clinical care 
  • Enrolled Nurses - Daily cover
  • Personal Carers - All have a minimum of a Certificate 3 in Aged Care
  • OTAs - Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Domestic Staff - Cleaners and Laundry staff

Accommodation Pricing

Our current maximum refundable accommodation deposit is $325,000 and our maximum daily accommodation payment is $59.56.

The Department of Social Services website has a Residential Care Fee Estimator which can help you estimate the fees and charges you may be asked to pay while living in an aged care home. 

Government assistance eligibility for Residents entering care after 1 July 2014 is determined by a means testing assessment involving a combined income and asset test. If you feel that you qualify for assistance you can obtain advice of your eligibility either from Centrelink or DVA. 

The fee arrangements for aged care homes changed on 1st July 2014. New residents can choose how they pay the agreed accommodation price as per the pricing list below:

  • either as a lump sum refundable deposit, similar to an accommodation bond, this is called a Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)
  • a periodic payment, called a Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)
  • or a combination of both.

A new resident has up to 28 days to choose how they are going to pay the agreed accommodation price. We recommend that you seek financial advice when making this important decision. In cases where no lump sum payment is received, or when the combination option is selected, Dale Cottages will require the resident to complete the guarantee and indemnity provisions in the agreement.

You can find more information on our rooms and our pricing structure on the My Aged Care Website.

More Information 

To find out more about the J E Murray Home Contact us today.