Embracia in Reservoir

Embracia in Reservoir is a warm and friendly nursing home.  

We offer contemporary aged care where you come first.

Embracia in Reservoir has a friendly, welcoming and optimistic culture where you, the resident, come first.  We see the potential in everyone to enjoy life.  Our philosophy, care and lifestyle are all focused on what residents can do. Through this residents maintain their independence, dignity, and a sense of purpose in their daily lives.  

We provide round-the-clock nursing and personal care that supports you to enjoy your life.  You’ll feel at home in one of our four households.  Enjoy home cooked meals in the spacious living and dining area with your fellow residents.  Create a new home in our generous-sized single bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms.  

Room Prices

Click here to view our brochure and see our current room prices (accommodation payments), including our brand new Superior and Premium options.

We have a person-first philosophy of care

Our philosophy has the resident at its heart; around it we innovate and create best-practice models of care in response to the changes in aged care.

Read more about our Philosophy here.

Ageing in place

This is your home.  You don’t have to move, even if your care needs change.   This is genuine ageing in place.  We adjust our care and services to meet your unique needs.   

Your community is our community

Embracia in Reservoir plays an active role in community life through events and contribution to local programs.

Located in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs, we are close to everything you love as part of inner-city life.


Discover comfortable and homely single rooms with private ensuites, surrounded by manicured gardens in welcoming households.

Household model – fundamental to our philosophy

Our Household model allows people to maintain their identity as part of a small community.  

Each household accommodates approximately 20 residents in single ensuite bedrooms, sharing household living spaces, in a welcoming homely environment.

We offer four households – Peace, Happiness, Love and Harmony. Each is unique and has its own cosy community and culture, within the larger Embracia community.

Together with your fellow residents you will enjoy:

  • An open-plan living area with dining room and household kitchen
  • Snug sitting room and TV area that offer a peaceful retreat
  • Landscaped courtyards with outdoor furniture and BBQ spaces
  • Access to our many communal areas and lifestyle spaces

Bedrooms designed with your needs in mind

Our beautifully furnished bedrooms are designed with your needs in mind; with an optimal layout to ensure you can make yourself completely at home, while facilitating an environment in which staff can provide you with the care you need.

Every room is a single room with private ensuite.  Key features include:

  • 24/7 nurse call system so you have the comfort of knowing staff are available when you need them
  • Fitted wardrobes with lockable areas to securely keep your valuable possessions
  • Telephone connection point so you can stay connected with your loved ones (private connection with your own service provider required)

Many of our rooms also offer doors leading out to our manicured courtyard gardens.

Talk to our Manager about how you can make it your own.  We encourage you to bring belongings that are important to you, such as pictures, furniture or treasured items, that will help make this your own home.  As part of our unique pre-admission process, we will help you set up your room before you move in so you can settle and feel at home straight away.

Brochures and pricing

Click here to view our brochure and see our current room prices (accommodation payments), to find out more about the different rooms we have the offer, and the current prices.

Brochures are updated quarterly in line with Government-regulated fees and interest rates.  Please ensure you download the current brochure to have the most recent pricing information.


Quality care that supports you to enjoy life

You can be assured we offer qualified and experienced nursing and personal care staff around the clock, seven days a week.  Our caring and compassionate team provide high quality care that meets your needs now and into the future.

Our staff are dedicated to your household.  They get to know you, your needs and preferences.  This means we can put you first; you are the centre of whatever care you need. 

Dementia-Friendly Care

A leading dementia care provider, Embracia in Reservoir has a unique approach that connects families and older people.   We use the Montessori method of dementia care, an innovative method that focuses on what people can do, rather than what they can’t. 

Our Love household is customised to support the memory and skill loss associated with dementia.  Our team are trained in the Montessori method and create meaningful activities and roles that suit each person.  The outcome is a person who has purpose and fulfilment, as well as the care they need.

Respite care – peace of mind for carers who need a break

We offer respite care for both planned breaks, and unforeseen situations where respite is more urgently needed.

Palliative care

Our quality palliative care is overseen by our nursing team and is centred on respecting the resident, their wishes, and ensuring their individual needs and dignity remain the focus throughout.  Our staff provide compassionate and caring support to loved ones at a challenging time.

Quality Assured

Embracia in Reservoir is fully accredited by the Australia Aged Care and Quality Agency, so you can be assured we provide genuine quality care.

Read more about Embracia’s care and philosophy.



Fun is passion.  Life is to be enjoyed.

Our Lifestyle program is varied and ever-changing, so our residents always have opportunities to participate in activities that interest them and be part of life in the home.

We have a dedicated Lifestyle team who lead a program of group and individual activities.  We have our own Embracia bus, which is fully accessible for walking aids and wheelchairs.  We take regular bus trips out and about to places like the Reservoir RSL and Edwardes St shops.  We also take trips further afield, playing tourist at local attractions or attending special events within the community. 

We also focus on participation in every-day life within the home.  Residents are invited to help with daily tasks and activities around the home so they can make a meaningful contribution to their household.  

Homemade food – delicious, nutritious and comforting

All our food is home-cooked by our talented in-house kitchen team.  Our menu reflects our belief that food should be nutritious, varied and enjoyed.  Our cooks take pride in cooking food that puts a smile on our resident’s faces each day.

Bringing your lifestyle to you

Embracia in Reservoir offers elements of your local high street within the home.  Whether it’s the convenience of having an on-site hairdresser, or the pleasure of having a real espresso coffee in your own home, you and your loved ones can take advantage of each area and continue the daily life you’ve always enjoyed.

Embracia in Reservoir offers:

  • Multipurpose room with movie theatre for daily activities and movie sessions
  • Non-denominational Chapel for reflection and regular services
  • Hairdressing salon offering regular hairdressing for men and women
  • Library areas with a variety of books and internet access
  • Private dining room to host meals or celebrations with loved ones

Multicultural Aged Care

Embracia in Reservoir is a multicultural aged care home, and welcomes people from every part of our community.  We provide services to particularly support the local Italian community, including Italian-speaking staff, cultural activities and delicious home-cooked Italian food.

Read more about Lifestyle at Embracia.

Families and Friends Stay Connected

We encourage families and friends to stay connected with their loved ones.  We don’t have visiting hours; this is our resident’s home and they can welcome visitors whenever they like.  All we ask is residents and their visitors are respectful of the other residents who also live here, whatever the time of day.