FEATURES AT DUNBAR HOMES:
Dunbar Homes is a 57 bed fully accredited home ideally located in Salisbury with the Jack Young Senior Citizens Club and The Salisbury RSL Club located right on our back doorstep with public transport, Salisbury Bowling Club, Benson’s Radiology, Specialist Suites, City of Salisbury’s Library and Parabanks Shopping Centre all within an easy reach. We promote healthy ageing, independence and a quality lifestyle tailored to suit individual needs. Dunbar Homes Incorporated is a not for profit social outreach of The Presbyterian Church in South Australia and we offer high quality care in a loving, supportive and caring environment. We are fortunate to have a large band of dedicated Volunteers who enhance Resident’s lives in a multitude of ways and our dedicated and skilled staff team hold extensive Aged Care and Nursing expertise and knowledge.
All rooms at Dunbar Homes are single with their own private ensuite, with 12 of the rooms located in our secure Memory Support Unit catering for those Residents living with Dementia. Our comfortable and homely rooms have a bright window outlook onto our magnificent central gardens or onto internal courtyards and are fully carpeted with voile curtains. Each room has its own reverse cycle air-conditioner and built in wardrobe with fully equipped laundries & kitchens located in each Court.
Communal areas are bright and cheerful, and include a large main lounge, dining & activity area. Dunbar Homes also caters for residents who wish to have private functions with our fully equipped Court kitchens and many comfortable seating areas scattered throughout the complex. Our pool table is available to entertain your family and friends when they visit.
At Dunbar Homes we offer a comprehensive lifestyle/activities program tailored to individual needs promoting wellbeing and quality of life focused on a healthy ageing concept.
Dunbar Homes also provides some additional services (some at no extra cost), including personal laundry services, internet access via our Broadband for Seniors Kiosks, selected channels on Foxtel and allied health services including physiotherapy, podiatry, dental, optical and more.
We hold a non-denominational Church Service on a Thursday morning for those who wish to attend and can arrange access to a Chaplain as needed.
FEES AND CHARGES.
Basic daily fee
A basic daily fee is used to contribute towards your day-to-day living costs such as meals, cleaning, laundry, heating and cooling. Everyone entering an aged care home can be asked to pay this fee.
From 20 March 2015 to 19 September 2015, the maximum basic daily fee for new residents (including respite residents) is up to $47.49 per day. This rate increases on 20 March and 20 September each year in line with changes to the Age Pension.
How is the basic daily fee rate worked out?
For new residents, the maximum basic daily fee is 85% of the single person rate of the basic Age Pension. From 20 March 2015, the single rate of the basic Age Pension is $782.19 per fortnight, and 85% of the single rate of basic Age Pension is $664.86 per fortnight or $47.49 per day. This applies even if you are a member of a couple.
Further information on the Age Pension and a full list of current rates is available on the Department of Human Services website.
If you are a veteran, you may be eligible for assistance from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. For more information, contact Department of Veterans’ Affairs on 133 254 or 1800 555 254 (for regional callers).
How will I know what rate I should pay?
When you enter an aged care home you will receive a letter from the Department of Human Services confirming your maximum basic daily fee.
Will my basic daily fee increase?
Yes. Your basic daily fee will be indexed on 20 March and 20 September each year in line with increases to the Age Pension. The Department of Human Services will let you know when the increases occur but you can also find the current rates of the basic daily fee on the Schedule of Residential Fees and Charges.
Means-tested care fee
This is an additional contribution towards the cost of care that some people may be required to pay. The Department of Human Services will work out if you are required to pay this fee based on an assessment of your income and assets, and will advise you of the amount. Please note that if you are a member of a couple, half of your combined income and assets are considered in determining your means-tested care fee, regardless of which partner earns the income or owns the asset.
There are annual and lifetime caps that apply to the means-tested care fee. Once these caps are reached, you cannot be asked to pay any more means-tested care fees. Any income-tested care fees you have paid in a Home Care Package prior to moving into an aged care home will also contribute to your annual and lifetime caps.
Aged care means test assessments
Information on aged care means test assessments, including deemed income and exemptions, is available on the Department of Human Services website. For more information about how residential aged care can affect Centrelink payments, contact the Department of Human Services Centrelink directly on 132 300.
Resident’s accommodation payments can be paid as a lump sum, a daily payment or a combination of both types of payments. As individual circumstances will vary dependant of financial circumstances, Dunbar Homes will negotiate payments on an individual basis. Dunbar Homes offers one level of pricing for a ‘Standard Room’ (single room with private ensuite, air-conditioning, carpet, curtains and built in wardrobe).
The Maximum Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) is $425,000 for a ‘Standard Room’. This can be paid as a Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) of $71.61.
A refundable accommodation deposit is paid as a lump sum amount, a daily payment accrues daily and is paid periodically, for example monthly and a combination payment includes both a partial lump sum and daily payments. Lump sum RAD payments are fully refundable, unless you choose to have other payments and fees deducted from this amount.
An example of a combination payment of 50% refundable deposit and 50% daily payment for a ‘Standard Room’ would be:
- Refundable Accommodation Deposit of $212,500
- A Daily Accommodation Payment of $35.81
Combinations of both types of payments are available so please contact us to discuss your personal circumstances.
Because the Government varies the aged care interest calculations every three months, these accommodation prices are valid until 30th September 2015. Please contact us on 08 82823444 or via Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.