Blackwood Cottage is a 15 bed Older Person’s Mental Health residential service for people over 65 years of age who experience challenging behaviours due to a mental health condition or dementia.

Some people who reside in Blackwood do so to develop behaviour management strategies and a plan, which enables them to return back to the residential facility from where they initially came from. Others move to Blackwood as permanent long term residents with Blackwood Cottage also being able to provide full support for end stage of life care.

Residents of Blackwood have access to a large garden and an activities program combining Montessori based activities, opportunities for 1:1 and group involvement, sensory exploration and music and multimedia interactive activities such as Wii and a music ‘bar’ and sensory room.

Blackwood Cottage is a fully Aged Care Accredited facility.

Access to Blackwood is by referral to Older Person’s Mental Health Service in Wangaratta.


The Team

Blackwood Cottage is staffed by experience mental health nurses, has an activity worker and receive allied health support through Beechworth Health Service. A consultant psychiatrist visits monthly and there are weekly visits from a Diploma of Geriatric Medicine General Practitioner.


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Blackwood Cottage

52 Sydney Road Beechworth 3747

P: 03 57280200

F: 03 57282288

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