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Frequently Asked Questions - Moving to a Low Care Facility
The following information answers some of the commonly asked questions people have prior to moving to a residential aged care facility:
Q. What are the fees or levies that will be applicable for hostel rooms?
A. The daily care fee is a standard base amount that each resident is required to contribute towards their daily care and living expenses. Fees are charged in line with pension rates and increases in March and September of each year in line with pension CPI adjustments. Extra service rooms attract an additional daily fee.
The daily care fee is means tested by Centrelink with the Department of Health and Ageing controlling the fee amounts. Specific information regarding daily care fees can be obtained from the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing – www.health.gov.au
Q. What services and items are covered within the care fees?
A. The following are included:
- Adequately maintained buildings & grounds
- Bed and bedding
- Cleaning service
- General laundry services
- Toiletry goods including bath towels, face washers, soap and toilet paper
- Meals and refreshments
- Activity programs
- Personal care and assistance to those residents who require them
This list is only indicative; a more detailed list is available from administration on request.
Q. What if my care needs change? Will I need to move to a high care residential (nursing home) facility?
A. Calvary has adopted an ageing in place philosophy of care. This means that normally, a resident will be able to stay in the low care hostel, even when their care needs change and they may be classified as a high care (nursing home) resident. In some circumstances it may be necessary to transfer you to our high care facility. This would be in response to a change in your care needs that the care team in the hostel were unable to provide.
Q. Do I need to supply a medical certificate or report to certify my ability to live in the low care service?
A. Generally, it is sufficient for a person to be assessed by the aged care assessment team as requiring low care accommodation.
Q. What protection do I have against the sale of the village to another organisation?
A. Calvary Retirement Communities Hunter Manning is part of Little Company of Mary Health Care Ltd, governed by a Board of Directors, working in the tradition of The Sisters of the Little Company of Mary. Your monetary entitlements are protected under the terms of your Resident Agreement.
Q. What provision may reasonably be expected to be made, for infrequent items of expenditure such as long term maintenance, major repairs to buildings and capital replacement items?
A. Calvary Retirement Communities Hunter-Manning is responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the facility and any equipment, apart from those items that are your personal property.
Q. What bond or entry contribution must I make?
A. Calvary does not have a fixed maximum accommodation bond, information regarding average indicative bond amounts can be obtained by speaking with our Care Choices Advisor on 1800 222 000.
In exceptional circumstances arrangements can be made to accommodate residents with financial hardships. These negotiations are carried out on an individual basis and at the discretion of management.
Please note that while the information contained in these FAQs is considered correct at the time of writing, it should only be used as a guide. Calvary Retirement Communities Hunter-Manning strongly recommends you obtain independent financial advice before entering into any residential agreement.
If you have any further questions, or would like to find out more about living with Calvary Retirement Communities Hunter-Manning, please contact our Care Choices Advisor on 1800 222 000.