Our Mission

“We are a community based organisation servicing the aged, reinvesting in services in Boroondara and surrounds. We achieve excellence in services provision by putting the integrity and dignity of those for whom we care first and foremost.”

Pam Davey
Chairperson BASScare Board

Welcome to BASScare, a proudly independent, aged care, not for profit organisation. BASScare (Boroondara Aged Services Society) began in 1956 as Canterbury Citizens Welfare Committee. It was formed following recognition by community members that the elderly within the community who were not part of a mainstream church body were often socially isolated, required some assistance and were, in many ways, neglected.

Read More about BASScare’s History

Today BASScare operates an integrated program of services including meals-on-wheels, residential care facilities, respite care and dementia specific services – as well as planned activity groups at day centres, for older people who wish to remain active and engaged with their local communities.

At BASScare, we actively engage with clients, their families, friends and carers to determine their expectations of care and provide the best possible level of residential and community services.

BASScare is focused on putting the integrity and dignity of those for whom we care first and foremost. We are committed to providing quality services to assist clients to maintain independence and achieve a greater quality of life.

Our Values

Client Focused

Our choices are guided by what is in the best interests of those we serve. We strive to consistently deliver person centred care.


We value people for who they are and show them the same level of compassion, care and consideration that we would expect.


We recognise that we are nothing more or less than the people around us.

Corporate Governance

BASScare is proud of its heritage being a leading community based provider of best practice residential and community services for the aged. We are committed to conducting our business operations at the highest standard.

Click to view our Corporate Governance Guidelines.

BASScare acknowledges the traditional owners as the original custodians of this land, and respects their customs and traditions and their special relationship with the land.