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Embracia in Templestowe

It’s not just our beautifully furnished and newly renovated Templestowe home but the quality lifestyle we provide for all our residents that makes moving to Embracia the best decision.

Dawn MacKenzie, Co-Founder, Embracia

Nestled in the beautiful leafy surrounds of Templestowe, just 17kms North East of Melbourne CBD, Embracia in Templestowe offers the highest quality aged care and lifestyle choices you could wish for in the next stage of your life. With our stunning, newly renovated retirement home, furnishings and amenities, we offer a strong a sense of community that is unique to Embracia aged care and to the vibrant City of Manningham.

With lush green parklands and reserves nearby, including the beautiful birdlife of Birrarung Park, family picnic areas of Finns Reserve and over 120 hectares of native wildlife at Westerfolds Park, Embracia in Templestowe offers a tranquil and serene environment, making it a delightful place to call home.

Embracia in Templestowe embraces warmth, friendliness and has a sense of family belonging that is truly welcoming. With beautiful thoughtfully designed furniture inside, and landscaped gardens outside, there’s always somewhere wonderful to sit and relax with family and friends. Enjoy the benefits of your very own onsite café, hairdressing salon, digital movie theatre, library, postal facilities, private dining room, and many large open plan sitting rooms and lounge areas, all of which make Embracia unique among Melbourne’s aged care facilities.

Lifestyle and activities

Our lifestyle program offers physiotherapy, podiatry, dietician reviews, massages and aromatherapy. There’s truly something for everybody.

As with all our homes, Embracia in Templestowe residents are offered a wide variety of activities including:

  • music and dance classes
  • movie days
  • cooking
  • art and craft classes
  • relaxation and massage therapy
  • percussion groups
  • bingo
  • indoor bowling
  • knitting group
  • church services
  • themed dress up events
    monthly in-house guest entertainers
  • monthly mystery outings
  • group outings to Heide Museum of Modern Art
    picnics at Finns Reserve
  • bbqs at Birrarung Park
  • live musicals and theatre events in the local community
  • and much, much more.

More about Embracia in Templestowe Aged Care Facility →


As a resident, you’ll feel right at home with our private yet spacious single rooms featuring garden views, plenty of natural light, private ensuite, built-in robes, heating and ceiling fans, private phone point and a nurse on-call system.

At Embracia in Templestowe we provide 24-hour nursing and personal care. Our qualified, dedicated and professional care teams include registered nurses, enrolled nurses, lifestyle staff, specialists, therapists and personal carers.

At Embracia in Templestowe we have two households – The Chivers Household and The Reed Household, both are extra service households – offering wine with meals, hot breakfasts, newspaper and magazine subscriptions, Foxtel in the main lounge and theatre room, and more.

Make our home, your home. At Embracia in Templestowe, you’ll discover:

  • beautifully landscaped gardens and courtyards with outdoor sitting areas
  • newly renovated and immaculately presented home
  • stunning, generous open-plan living and dining areas
  • private, formal dining room offers elegant retreat for special occasions
  • home style menus
  • extra services including:  newspaper delivery, magazine subscriptions, wine with meals, hot breakfasts, music and massage therapy
  • Foxtel in main lounge and theatre
  • café, in-house movie theatre and activities room
  • library and personal mail boxes
  • hairdressing salon, beauty care and massage therapist
  • 24 hour high and low care, respite care, memory support and palliative care
  • well designed sitting areas with garden views
  • family and pet friendly environment
Respite Care

When you come to Embracia in Templestowe for respite care, we focus on you - respecting who you are, your needs, your hopes and your dreams.  We believe one key benefit of respite at Embracia in Templestowe is your access to genuine quality care.

We welcome you to make our home, your home.  Our respite residents live in one of our two households during their stay, and enjoy the same wonderful accommodation, care, lifestyle and extra services our permanent residents enjoy.


At Embracia in Templestowe, we embrace all our individual residents, respect their time and independence and offer the care and support they need. We strive for high quality physical and emotional wellbeing of all our residents, in an excellent environment.

Our households allow our residents who require more gentle care, or who need memory support if they are living with dementia, to receive care in a dedicated community with specially trained staff.

As with all our Embracia homes, you’ll receive top quality care from our nursing staff, personal carers, specialists, therapists, allied health professionals and lifestyle staff.  For an overview of our quality care at Embracia click here.

Read more about our aged care philosophy and the Eden Alternative™.