Our History & Philosophy

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Sustaining community for over 50 years

Eva Tilley, OBE

Founded in 1953, the Eva Tilley Memorial Home was established by the Camberwell Benevolent Society that was passionate about providing a residence for the elderly members of their community. The Home was named in memory of Eva Tilley, OBE, a dedicated humanitarian and member of the Society for over 30 years.

With a voluntary board of management helmed by members of the local community, we are personally dedicated and connected to the care of our local residents. We distinguish ourselves as an aged care facility by providing not-for-profit care that is built by and for the community.

Our warm, friendly and attentive staff is committed to providing an exceptional quality of care that makes sure each resident feel like family. Our philosophy of care is attentive to all of our resident’s daily needs while also encouraging personal independence and individual rights.

We provide care for a diverse range of needs – from short-term respite care to specialised dementia and palliative care – in premium accommodation that ranges from standard to deluxe rooms for individuals and couples.

We believe a purposeful and engaged lifestyle is key to the happiness of our residents and we offer an optional array of inspiring activities. We also encourage our residents to stay connected to their friends and family, as well as integrating many of our activities with the local community.

Eva Tilley continues to be inspired by the spirit of our founders to provide care for those in need in a place that makes everyone feel at home.