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Cost of Care

Our hostel’s operations are governed by the requirements of the Commonwealth Department of Social Services.  Fees, costs and charges apply to all residential Aged Care facilities in Australia. The following information serves as a guide and an explanation of those fees:

1. Basic Daily Care fee

All residents residing in aged care facilities will be asked to pay a daily fee as a contribution towards accommodation costs and living expenses such as meals, cleaning, laundry, cooling, heating etc. Each year in March and September, the government reviews this fee. Please note that the maximum Basic Daily Fee will not exceed 85% of the aged pension.

2. Means Tested Fee (Care Contribution)

A Means Tested Fee may be required by permanent residents following a government assessment of assets and income. This fee is paid directly to Residential Gardens but deducted by the government from the home’s subsidy. No resident will be required to pay more than they can afford, and no resident will be required to pay more than the cost of their care.

3. Accommodation Pricing

Accommodation pricing may be required, following a government assessment of assets, at the time of entry into Residential Gardens.

The resident can choose to pay the amount by:

  • Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) paid as a lump sum amount
  • Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) accruing daily and paid monthly
  • A combination of RAD and DAP

Please note that a resident paying a RAD or DAP or combination of both must be left with at least $45,000 in assets.

The Maximum Permissable Interest Rate (MPIR) will be used to calculate the Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) equivalent of the Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD), as well as interest payable on the payments. The current MPIR as of 1 July 2016 is 6.01%.

Financial Hardship Assistance

The Department of Social Services may be able to help with financial hardship assistance for aged care expenses. Applications for financial hardship assistance may seek assistance with their daily fees and the income-tested fee. To find out more, contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or on their website located here.

 

Room options 

Residential Gardens was established in 1993 as a Hostel for the Spanish frail aged community.

It is a non-profit organization whose aim is to manage and operate an Aged Care Service to meet the needs of the elder people of Spanish Speaking background.

Residential Gardens is a culturally specific organisation with the mission to give loving and professional care for the Spanish Speaking.

Residential Gardens fills a vital need in our community where the residents can lead an active and happy life surrounded by those of a similar age and common background of language and culture.

Residential Gardens has a large garden with open space for residents’ recreation including a fully operational coffee shop. Residential Gardens is located at 420 Woodstock Avenue, Rooty Hill, and corner of Duke Street.

Residential Gardens Services includes:

Catering Service, Supervision and administration of medications, Personal care , 24 hour emergency service, Activities program, Art program, Volunteer service, Cultural days celebrations, Outings, Pastoral Care, Religious services, Entertainment , GP service consultancy, Specialist appointments arrangement, Respite, Night security Patrol twice every night, Dental service – on going checkups, Podiatrist, Dietician, Pharmacy service, Physiotherapist assessment

 Single Room – Private Ensuite

These comfortable single rooms are fitted with furnishings and fixtures including bedside table and built-in wardrobe.

The room has a garden view with easy access into the main courtyard.

All rooms have air conditioning, alarm & fire system, TV with access to Spanish and Web2TV internal streaming channels.

All rooms are fitted with the nurse call system.

Security cameras in common areas.

Maximum Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD): $550,000

Effective MPIR: 5.76%

Maximum accommodation Payment (DAP): $86.79 per day

Example of combination payment

Example DAP/RAC %: 50%

Example DAP/RAC $: $275,000

Example DAP/RAC %: 50%

Example DAP/RAC $: $43.40 per day

 

Single Room – Shared Ensuite

These comfortable rooms are fitted with furnishings and fixtures including bedside table and built-in wardrobe.

The room has a garden view to the main courtyard.

All rooms have air conditioning, alarm & fire system and TV with access to Spanish and Web2TV internal streaming channels.

All rooms are fitted with the nurse call system.

Security cameras in common areas.

Maximum Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD): $390,000

Effective MPIR: 5.76%

Maximum accommodation Payment (DAP): $61.55 per day

Example of combination payment

Example DAP/RAC %: 50%

Example DAP/RAC $: $195,000

Example DAP/RAC %: 50%

Example DAP/RAC $: $30.77 per day

 

Shared Room – Shared Ensuite

These comfortable rooms are fitted with furnishings and fixtures including bedside table and built-in wardrobe.

The rooms are bright and open facing east with easy access to the main courtyard.

All rooms have air conditioning, alarm & fire system, TV with access to Spanish and Web2TV internal streaming channels.

All rooms are fitted with nurse call system.

Security cameras in common areas.

Maximum Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD): $250,000

Effective MPIR: 5.76%

Maximum accommodation Payment (DAP): $39.45 per day

Example of combination payment

Example DAP/RAC %: 50%

Example DAP/RAC $: $125,000

Example DAP/RAC %: 50%

Example DAP/RAC $: $19.73 per day