Ottrey Homes – Cobram & District Retirement Village is a stand-alone, community owned, not for profit organisation that began in 1990 by the Rotary Club of Cobram with considerable involvement by the former Shire of Cobram (now part of the Moira Shire Council).
Ottrey Homes incorporates an 80-bed fully accredited residential aged care facility (‘Ottrey Lodge’), as well as 42 independent living units adjacent to the Lodge.
Ottrey Homes is named in honour of Rotarian, Wally Ottrey, who was instrumental in our foundation. Over the years other local service groups, associations, businesses and individuals have contributed greatly to the establishment of the Units and Ottrey Lodge.
We have since become independent of both the shire of Cobram and the Rotary Club of Cobram, although continue to maintain close links with the Rotary Club. Ottrey Homes is now owned and operated by the Members of the Association who elect a voluntary Committee of Management, who are responsible for the policy direction of the organisation.
In 2019 we opened a newly built administrative centre to facilitate our increased staffing and administrative needs, as well as the allow for future expansion into the Home Care domain, for which we have been granted Government approval. We anticipate this will become operational in early 2021.
In December 2020 we completed a major capital development project resulting significant refurbishment to existing rooms and communal spaces. The project also including the new build of an additional 32 bed rooms with ensuite. The newly built areas consist of our ‘High care’ wing Murray River House (22 beds) and Memory Support Unit ‘ Orchard House’ which comprises 21 beds for residents living with dementia.
An obligation free waiting list for all levels of care is maintained and prospective residents and their families are encouraged to phone our CEO/Director of Nursing Tracey Gemmill to make an appointment for a tour and a discussion.