A journey through time, care and community


Andrew Kerr Care began as a Presbyterian Manse in 1875 named Glenbank. Over time, Andrew Kerr Care has served the Mornington Peninsula community in many capacities including a children’s home, a day care centre for the aged and a 30-bed hostel. Andrew Kerr Care stands today proudly serving the Mornington Peninsula community with a range of services including Residential Aged Care, Respite Care, Home Care and Day Care.

OUR HISTORY

1875

Barkly Street built as a Presbyterian Manse

“Glenbank” at 107 Barkly Street built as the Presbyterian Manse for The Rev. J.A. Caldwell, St. Andrew’s Church, Mornington

1892

Mornington Football Team drowns in boating disaster

Fifteen members of the Mornington Football Team were drowned in a boating disaster returning home from a match Mordialloc. Three of those drowned were sons of Rev. Caldwell

1916

Sgt Andrew Kerr is Killed in Action, WWI

Sergeant Andrew Kerr was killed in action at Fleurbaix, France whilst serving his country during the First World War. “Glenbank” was purchased and donated to the Church of England Trust Corporation by Mrs. Andrew Kerr, Mrs. Kathleen Parker & Mr. Critchley Parker. The home was donated as a memorial to the son of Mrs Kerr, Sergeant Andrew Kerr.

1927

Memorial Home for Children opens

The Andrew Kerr Memorial Home for Children was opened by the Governor General Lord Forster.

1941

Canon Watt accepts management role of the Home

The Mission of St. James and St. John was requested to take over the management of the Home, and Canon Watt, on behalf of the Mission, accepted the responsibility.

1978

Children’s Home is put up for Auction

The Mission of St. James and St. John closed the Children’s Home and issued instructions that the property be put up for Auction in nine separate lots.

1980

Mornington Bush Nursing Hospital purchases Home

Mornington Bush Nursing Hospital purchased the nine lots at a cost of $327,000.00 which included “Glenbank”, cream brick buildings that were the original dormitories of the orphanage, the garages and workshops and the Manager’s residence which was known as 109 Barkly Street.

1981

Day Care Centre for the frail and aged opens

The Committee of Management of the Hospital opened a much needed Day Care Centre for the frail and aged.

1986

Committee of Management appointed

April 1986, a Committee of Management is appointed, comprising six members of the Bush Nursing Hospital Committee and six residents of the district, including Mr. John Humphris, who was elected the first Chairman.

1989

Thirty bed Hostel opened by Prime Minister R.J. Hawke

A thirty (30) bed hostel was opened by the then Prime Minister R.J. Hawke.

1990

First Resident

The first person took-up residence in the hostel.

1992

Thirty bed Nursing Home becomes operational

A 30 bed nursing home became operational.

1993

Day Care Centre Closed

The Day Care Centre operated by the Bush Nursing Hospital closed due to its increasing costs

1995

Funding from the State Government

Funding from the State Government provided for a twenty placement Day Care Centre three days a week for the elderly residents of Mornington

1996

Andrew Kerr became an entity

Andrew Kerr became an entity in its own right, with a ten member Board of Management and a full time CEO located on the premises in Tanti Avenue.

1997

Aged Care Act

The Aged Care Act brought significant challenges and opportunities to the aged care sector.

2001

Redevelopment

Redevelopment in excess of $10,000,000.00 was undertaken.

2003

Additional fifty-six residential places

The development was opened providing an additional fifty-six residential places, a new commercial kitchen and laundry, a chapel, multi-purpose meeting room, coffee shop, hairdressing salon and a doctor’s room.

2013

Plans submitted

Plans submitted to Council for independent living units and rebuilding of sections of current residential care buildings.

2017

Two new modern units open

Flinders and Sorrento are opened in Andrew Kerr, providing 60 beds in two new modern units.

1875
Andrew Kerr Care was formed
117
Resident
Capacity
5.54%
Current daily accomodation payment rate