Residents
Residents requiring high level care for all of their physical, medical, psych-social needs.

Level of Care
A high level of care is provided by Registered Nurses and nursing staff under the supervision of the Director of Care. Residents are free to access their personal GP and well as accessing visiting Medical Practitioners who also provide a wide variety of care needs.

Number of Beds
The Nursing Home offers 29 beds that are for general high/acute level care needs

The Nursing Home also offers 35 beds (two separate rooms of 16+19 beds) that are Dementia Secure Rooms. These two wards are offered for residents with high behavioural needs that can best dealt with under direct supervision, observation, and within the confines of a secure environment.

Activities

Diversional Therapists and Recreational Activities Officers organise suitable activities including cultural days, special musical events, exercises, cards, games, craft, cooking, newspaper reading and discussion. Bus outings are also arranged on a regular basis, including fortnightly banking and shopping trips. Activity programs are flexible and are tailored to individual’s special interests.

Facilities Available

There is a communal lounge room with piano, large television and stereo equipment provided. There is also a roof-top garden area that can be used for quiet time, family gatherings, BBQs, and general viewing of the gardens. A Village library and fortnightly visits from Stanton Library are available. Hair dressing, podiatry and physiotherapy services are also available.

Costs

All Basic Daily fees are structured to the Federal Governments advertised prices. There is a Means Tested daily charge which is fixed by the Government. As at 20 September 2016, this fee was $48.44 for all new residents on full Aged Care pensions

Maximum Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) Asset Based Assessment: Negotiable to a maximum of $550,000.00

Effective Maximum Permissible Interest Rate: 5.76% (Effective 01/10/16).

Maximum Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) : $86.79 (Effective 01/10/16).

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Example of combination Payment

Example RAD % : 50.00%
Example RAD $ : $275,000.00
Example DAP % : 50.00%
Example DAP $ : $43.40

Explanation of payment options

Residents can choose to pay for their accommodation by a refundable deposit, a daily payment, or a combination of both.
A refundable deposit is paid as a lump sum amount. A daily payment accrues daily and is paid periodically, for example monthly. A combination payment includes both a partial lump sum and daily payments.

There may also be an income tested fee levied against certain residents that have assets above the Centrelink threshold; currently (20 September 2016) the maximum charge is $76.94 per day.

Entry process

An assessment is required by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) before entry into the Hostel. The Assessment Team will provide application paperwork along with an appropriate report to support an application.

There is no fee for applicants to be placed on a waiting list.

Respite bookings are available – standard daily fees apply (as at 20/09/2016) – $48.44/day.

Enquiries

If you would like additional information please phone the Admission’s Officer on (02) 9346 1500.

Every fortnight, we offer tours of the Facility, please phone the above number to find out about the next tour date and time.

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