Admission

Requirements | Fees | Care Agreements

Admission    
Cardwell Care Incorporated has 52 single rooms, 8 of which provide secure Dementia Care.

The features and cost of the accommodation options are presented below.
For each accommodation choice you have a range of payment options being a one off,
up front Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD), a Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP), or a combination of the two.
The combination payments below are examples only and you can choose how much each portion you would like to pay through discussion and negotiation with the Facility Manager.

The payment options provided below are based on the maximum room prices and are not applicable to Government supported residents.
A basic daily fee of up to 85% of the Australian single aged care pension will also be payable.

Dementia Care.          Room Size: min 14 square metre plus ensuite
Room Features

Spacious single rooms with shared ensuite.
Air conditioning and ceiling fans.
Built in wardrobes with security drawer, corner unit and TV shelving.
Nurse call system.
Laundry and Catering services included.

Communal Area Features.
Quiet lounge and TV/dining area.
Hairdressing Salon.
On site Chapel.
External gardens.
Access to Activities lounge.
Internet Lounge.

Design  Features.
Set in beautiful tropical gardens, sea views and easy access to the beach.
Easy access to the wider community of Cardwell and surrounding areas.
 

Payment Options.
Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)

$400,000  OR
Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) $72.65  OR
Combination example RAD (50%) $200,000 PLUS
DAP (50%) $36.32
Ageing in Place.          Room Size: 17.5 square metre plus ensuite
Room Features

Spacious single rooms with private ensuite.
Air conditioning and ceiling fans.
Built in wardrobes with security drawer, corner unit and TV shelving.
Nurse call system.
Front and rear doors leading onto Patio areas.
Laundry and Catering services included.

Communal Area Features.
Lounge/TV/dining area.
Hairdressing Salon.
On site Chapel.
External gardens.
Access to Activities lounge.

Design  Features.
Set in beautiful tropical gardens, sea views and easy access to the beach.
Easy access to the wider community of Cardwell and surrounding areas.
 
Payment Options.
Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)

$300,000  OR
Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) $54.49  OR
Combination example RAD (50%) $150,000 PLUS
DAP (50%) $27.24
Definitions:
Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)
: A one off up front refundable lump sum accommodation deposit.
Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP): A daily accommodation fee.
Combination: Apportioned combination of the two above RAD and DAP payment options.
Government Supported Resident: A Resident with assets less than $45.000 at time of entry. A government supported
resident is not required to pay a RAD or DAP.
 

Admission Requirements

Cardwell Care Incorporated is a government subsidised aged care facility and in order to receive either permanent or respite care you must be eligible to receive care. To find out if you are eligible for Australian Government support for residential aged care, you will need to be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). Your doctor can usually help arrange for this assessment to be carried out.

Once you have been assessed by ACAT or whilst you are arranging for an assessment to be completed, you are able to apply for a place at an aged care facility pending the outcome of the assessment.

Cardwell Care can provide you with an “Application Pack” simply by contacting our office during business hours by telephone on 07 4063 6600, by facsimile on 07 4066 8805, or via email at admin@rockinghamhome.com.au

The application pack includes a “Request for Assets Assessment”. It is recommended that you complete this assessment and forward it to Centrelink or the Dept. of Veterans Affairs (DVA) as soon as possible. You will then be notified of your resident status and the net value of your assets for accommodation bond or accommodation charge purposes.

   

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Fees

In this section you will find a summary of the types of fees and charges you may have to pay. Further information on current costs is available from the Department of Health & Aging website www.health.gov.au or from an ACAT member.

While the Australian Government helps you with the cost of your residential aged care, by providing funding to aged care homes, it also expects those who can afford it to contribute to the cost.

Aged care homes may charge:

  • Basic Daily Fee (approximately the equivalent of 84% of single adult aged pension)
    This fee is paid by all residents including respite residents
  • Income tested fee
    This fee is calculated from the value of net assessed assets.
  • Accommodation Bond
    This applies to Low Care residents and is based on net assessed assets.
  • Accommodation Charge
    This applies to High Care residents and is based on net assessed assets.
  • Remote area charge
    Residents in designated remote areas may be asked to pay an additional $1.06 per day (See section 4 of the Residential Care Manual).
    Understanding fees for aged care can be confusing so please contact the Manager at Cardwell Care to discuss the fees you may be asked pay in more detail.

The Department of Health and Aging index the fees on the 20th March and the 20th September each year and the latest rates sheet can be seen here “Fees”.

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Care Agreements

In accordance with Commonwealth legislation (Aged Care Act 1997), When you enter aged care the facility will provide you with a “Residential Care Agreement” which will clearly set out and state the terms and conditions, including fees and charges. The agreement also includes the minimum level of care you can expect to receive as well as the charter of residents’ rights and responsibilities.

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