Ruckers Hill

14 – 24 Pearl Street
NORTHCOTE Victoria 3070

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Ruckers Hill has been a community landmark in Northcote for many years. With the gazebo and outdoor areas for family get-togethers to the comprehensive library and lounge areas, there’s always a place to enjoy the day.
Our own bus is used for resident outings while the private dining rooms, chapel and beauty salon provide a range of complimentary services. Our residents are engaged and make the most of what we have available with the help of caring and well trained staff.

The caring team at Ruckers Hill deliver a premium lifestyle experience for residents in an elegant, family friendly environment. An active residents and families committee ensures that there are numerous activities to compliment the many facilities at Ruckers Hill, including our bowling green, resident workshop and beauty salon!

Residents at Ruckers Hill have access to all levels of care. The experienced team of nurses and carers are passionate and dedicated in providing the comfort and security of care to make you feel right at home.

Sapphire is focused on delivering exceptional Care, Lifestyle and Surroundings. Our promise is to listen and put residents first, offering a complete range of care needs across our 8 metropolitan and regional residences.

We enjoy an excellent reputation as a leading provider of Aged Care services. All Sapphire residences meet industry accreditation and certification requirements and are designed to specialised architectural standards.


The Sapphire Care promise is to listen and put our residents first. Our highly qualified carers and nurses are passionate about serving our residents and provide the latest care practices to ensure the most comfortable and fulfilling life for each resident.

Our nurses provide around-the-clock care every day of the year, ensuring that every resident is cared for just as they would like it. Our Care Plans are developed in consultation with families and the clinical health team and residents may choose their own doctor if desired.

Sapphire Care is a prominent industry leader, focusing on continuous innovation and care delivery. Every residence meets all industry and government requirements and we are recognised as one of the leading providers of Aged Care services.

Our staff are focused on delivering exceptional clinical care in an engaging and caring manner.


At Ruckers Hill, the qualified team of lifestyle therapists oversee daily programs which include a huge variety of events and entertainment.

The activities change regularly. Residents suggest their own choices at monthly meetings with the residential manager.

Through these and other activities, residents are stimulated physically and mentally. This leads to higher self-esteem and continuation of social interests within the community. Monthly newsletters are circulated via several medias to share the news, events and stories within our residential community.

Free WiFi is provided throughout Ruckers Hill for residents and all visitors, allowing everyone to be kept up to date and entertained.


Ruckers Hill and other Sapphire residences have been architecturally designed to ensure high service delivery in engaging surroundings. This allows residents mobility and an enjoyable, friendly lifestyle.

We have sun-filled day rooms, sitting areas, private and shared dining rooms, courtyards and private function rooms which are set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens. There are BBQ facilities and entertaining areas for all families and friends to enjoy.

Sapphire Care provides single rooms with en-suite, including hydronic heating, telephone and state-of-the-art flat screen televisions. The specialist-designed electronic beds ensure optimum safety and comfort, while nursing assistance is available with the push of a button at all times.

The menu changes regularly and offers a nutritionally balanced cuisine that our residents love. Our in-house Chef and his team who prepares it believe variety is the spice of life! We have the highest standards of nutritional care and hygiene to ensure the health and wellbeing of our residents.

There’s lots to keep even the most outgoing resident engaged at Ruckers Hill:

- Garden beds for the green-thumbs and resident workshops for active engagement

- Bowling green, along with entertaining areas and barbecue facilities set amongst the courtyard gardens

- Private dining areas for memorable events and special family occasions

- Regular outings to explore the culture, sport and beauty of Melbourne and surrounds in our own bus!

- Lifestyle activities seven days a week with stimulating and engaging programs

- WiFi connectivity throughout for residents and guests

- Regular English-style High Tea’s for residents and families

- Themed events throughout the year to look forward to

- Beauty salon, comprehensive library and activity area

- Religious and cultural activities and services

- Plus Club activities, gardening, exercise therapy, flower arranging, quizzes, cooking and much more…

Fees and Charges Guide

From 1 July 2014, there are things you need to know about the fees you may need to pay for aged care. Changes to fees are part of Government reforms to the aged care system to make it more sustainable and affordable.

How do I access aged care

You will need an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) assessment to access a Home Care Package or move into an aged care home. The ACAT assessment is free and the eligibility requirements have not changed under the reforms. However, there has been some changes to how long an ACAT approval is valid for.

Residential aged care fees and payments have changed

The new arrangements mean that your income and assets will be taken into account in establishing the fees and payments you may be asked to pay. The basic daily fee has not been affected by these new arrangements.

You can now choose how to pay for your accommodation and care from a selection of payment options which are contained in our Fees and Charges Guides. You can download this guide as a PDF below.

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Live at Ruckers Hill

Our Client Services Managers

Rita Brassington
Client Services Manager

Specialist for Ruckers Hill, Hilltop, Westgarth, Grossard Court

1300 133 414