39 Hospital Street Heathcote VIC 3523
03 5431 0900

AGED CARE ACCOMMODATION PRICES

The Living Longer Living Better, aged care reform package was announced by the Australian Government on 20 April 2012. The package involves a comprehensive 10 year plan to reshape aged care and build a better, fairer and more nationally consistent aged care system.

 

From 1 July 2014 all new residents entering aged care will have a choice as to how they pay the agreed accommodation price. Payment method can be made by lump sum, periodic payment or a combination of both. This will apply whether a new resident is entering a high care, low care, or extra service place. The current restrictions in high care on charging lump sum payments and the capping of daily accommodation charges are removed.

 

New residents will have up to 28 days after they enter care to decide which payment method they would prefer. Heathcote Health will not be able to withhold retention amounts from lump sum payments for new residents. Heathcote Health has set a maximum accommodation price of $550,000, which is negotiable with the health service and will be assessed against the new residents’ Centrelink entitlements.

 

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. For further information about Heathcote Health’s Residential Aged Care Facility contact Reception on 5431 0900.

 

Accomodation Prices as of July 2014

Room NameRoom TypeMaximum OccupancyMaximum Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)Maximum Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)Description of quality, condition and amenity of roomSize of room (m2) excluding ensuiteDescription of quality, condition, size and amenity of common areas to which a person living in this room would have accessDescription of any additional care or services offered at no additional cost
Heathcote Health HostelSingle room + private ensuite1$550,000$99.90Heathcote Health has 29 rooms located in the Hostel Area. They are single rooms with own spacious ensuite, floor coverings vary from carpet to vinyl, TV points, Neutral painted walls, High Low beds. All rooms have specialist lifting equipment for our immobile residents, as well as spilt system heating/cooling systems, for the comfort of the residents.Approx 21sq metersOur dining area seats 30 residents, and we have 2 other common areas as well as 2 private sitting areas for residents to be alone in or have their family visit. A large courtyard with raised garden beds and outdoor settings for the comfort of our residents. There is a Shop that operates daily - selling a selection of drinks, sweets, treats, gifts and grocery items.Accommodation-related services such as:
- bedding
- general laundry
- cleaning services
- all meals
- buildings and grounds maintenance
- staff to help you if you need emergency assistance.

Personal care services such as:
- help with day-to-day living activities such as bathing, going to the
toilet, eating, dressing, moving around, maintaining continence or
managing incontinence
- support if you need rehabilitation (perhaps after a stay in hospital)
- help to access any health and therapy services you may need.
Heathcote Health High CareSingle room + private ensuite1$550,000$99.906 of the rooms located in High Care Area are single rooms with own spacious ensuite, floor coverings vary from carpet to vinyl, TV points, Neutral painted walls, High Low beds. All rooms have specialist lifting equipment for our immobile residents, as well as spilt system heating/cooling systems, for the comfort of the residents.Approx 20 - 21m2Our Dining area seats 12 residents, and we have 2 other common areas. There is a courtyard adjoining the dining room with a gazebo, lovely gardens, chooks, and rails on paths.Personal care to help you with dressing, eating, going to the toilet, bathing, moving around and maintaining continence.

Allied health services such as physiotherapy (exercise, mobility, strength and balance), occupational therapy (help to recover, or maintain your physical ability), recreational therapy (exercises and activities) and podiatry (foot care).

Bedding
Cleaning services
General laundry
Meals and refreshments
Staff to help if you need emergency assistance.

You will be given assistance if you need:
- emotional support rehabilitation support recreational activities
- help communicating with other people
- help if you have memory loss or you are confused.

You will also be given the following if needed:
- aids, such as a walking frame, to help you move around
- aids to help you to use the toilet and manage incontinence
- basic medical and pharmaceutical supplies and equipment
- basic toiletries such as tissues, toothpaste, denture cleaning
preparations, shampoo, conditioner and talcum powder.
Heathcote Health High Care Shared RoomsShared room + shared ensuite2$550,000$99.902 of the rooms located in High Care Area are shared rooms with shared ensuite, floor coverings vary from carpet to vinyl, TV points, neutral painted walls, high-low beds. All rooms have specialist lifting equipment for our immobile residents, as well as spilt system heating/cooling systems, for the comfort of the residents.Approx - 40m2
Heathcote Health High Care Shared EnsuiteSingle room + shared ensuite1$550,000$99.902 of the rooms located in High Care area are single rooms with shared ensuite, floor coverings vary from carpet to vinyl, TV points, neutral painted walls, high-low beds. All rooms have specialist lifting equipment for our immobile residents as well as split system heating/cooling systems for the comfort of the residents.Approx 20m2