Heritage Lodge

Welcome to Heritage Lodge

Our proud country connections make Heritage Lodge in Murwillumbah a warm, welcoming place to live. With open-plan living, our residence has an atmosphere that brings people together to relax by the fireplace in our comfortable lounge area, or share some nibbles and a piano sing-along in the bar. Surrounded by homely comforts and beautiful gardens, we enjoy a close-knit community that feels more like a family.

Live your life with our care

Heritage Lodge provides the highest quality care in aged care. Independently assessed by the Australian Government’s Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC), Heritage Lodge is where our residents come first in both quality of care, and choice.

We encourage you to view the Government’s Accreditation Assessment that was conducted by the independent ACQSC, to learn more about the high quality of care Heritage Lodge delivers to our residents.

McKenzie Aged Care is 100% transparent with our assessments and reports, because we want you to make the best-informed decisions for yourself or loved ones when it comes to quality of care and choice.

  • Current maximum three year accreditation assessed by the independent Australian Aged Care Quality & Safety Commission
  • Providing high quality dining through our nutritionally-approved seasonal menu
  • McKenzie Choice+ Additional Services providing a range of entertainment and lifestyle services to enhance your experience

We are very grateful for the world you have made there. Please know that it can mean everything to a family who want to preserve the feeling of "home", as much as possible, for their loved ones.

Marion – Family member of resident at Heritage Lodge

High quality care

Providing our community with quality aged care is our unwavering focus. Our positive results over many years demonstrate our commitment to meet, and where possible, exceed our residents’ expectations and bring joy to their lives.

With registered nurses and care staff at our home 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we ensure that care is being delivered at the highest standard at all times to every resident.

We are so proud of our high standards and quality, we encourage you to download and read all of our independently assessed reports. We want you to make the best decision for you and your family.

How do we compare?

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC) assess all Government subsidised aged care providers.

It is important to know:
41% of Site Audits across Australia find at least one non-compliance.
32% are re-accredited for less than the maximum three years.

Heritage Lodge has achieved full compliance across all Standards, receiving the maximum re-accreditation period of three years.

We encourage you to visit the ACQSC website and compare the other local providers in the area so you can make the best decision for you and your family.

Dining with with choice and quality

Every mealtime is an occasion at our McKenzie communities. Committed to providing choice and variety, our meals are made in house by dedicated and trained staff, supporting local suppliers and growers to provide the very best dining experience for every resident.

Our seasonal menus are designed in consultation with industry leading dietitians, and with the feedback and input from our residents. We ensure there is choice and variety at each meal service. We also cater for special dietary and cultural needs where appropriate.

Quality food and dining play a large role in our McKenzie homes, and we include fun food experiences within our lifestyle program. Our Lifestyle team coordinate many activities which include happy hour, cultural days, BBQs, and many more where food is a central part to these fun and social occasions.

Our independent dietitians audit is available for download below, as well as our current seasonal menu.

Enjoy life your way

At Heritage Lodge, you get to choose what your day will look like. You can choose to stay as active as possible by participating in our varied and creative activities, or relax by walking in the garden, reading a book or attending a concert at the home. Our lifestyle activities are always focused on keeping your mind and body active, while providing an important opportunity for social interaction. Our programs may vary from time to time because we listen to the feedback from residents and tailor each lifestyle program to their specific interests and hobbies.

Spirituality plays an important role in our homes. We offer traditional religious connections including, but not limited to, in-house church services that cater to many denominations, communion, and bible group meetings. As a resident, you may engage in spiritual activities that facilitate meaning, connection, and add value to your life which can be achieved through prayer, meditation, and relaxation techniques.

We recognise the importance of resident choice and our lifestyle programs aim to deliver activities that everyone can enjoy. Heritage Lodge has an active Facebook page where we share what the community is up to, in addition to providing an opportunity for residents and staff to connect.
To view our current lifestyle calendar, please download a copy by clicking the button below.

The choice is yours

At Heritage Lodge, we offer the very best in care and environment. Still, we understand how important it is for you to continue to live life on your terms. Retaining the ability to make your own decisions and choices contributes to better health and wellbeing, mentally and physically.

The McKenzie Choice+ Additional Services menu places you in control of the things in your day that makes you feel happy, healthy and empowered.

McKenzie Choice+ packages have been designed to offer you a range of entertainment and lifestyle services that will enhance your experience. You can choose from our Choice+ Standard or Choice+ Premium offerings, and whichever you choose, there are more choices within!

If you’d like to learn more about Choice+ Additional Services, please speak to our Sales Manager.