There are 92 rooms in total, which is made up of 91 permanent residential beds spread over three floors and 1 low care respite bed. We care for people with dementia, low care and high care needs.
All rooms are large single rooms with ample cupboard storage for personal belongings and featuring a private en suite with motion sensored lighting for safety and comfort.
A large window in each room overlooks the landscaped garden surrounding Dorothy Impey Home.
Other room features include:
- A radiator in both the bedroom and en suite
- Nurse call bell system
- Access points for personal telephone and Foxtel-capable TV to be connected
- Data point ready for internet services to be connected
Elegant decor, furniture and fittings have been chosen for the safety and comfort of our residents and provide a homely and welcoming atmosphere.
Residents are encouraged to bring in some of their own belongings such as a favourite arm chair and photos to tastefully personalise their room.
All rooms are serviced on a daily basis and our on-site laundering services also provide residents with a same day service for their clothing.
Fees and charges
Government changes that came into effect in July 2014 have changed the way residents can pay for aged care. These changes will only affect residents that come into our care on or after 1 July 2014.
- Basic Daily Fee.
This fee is set by the Government and is applicable to all residents. The fee is updated every March and September by the Government. This 'Board' equates to about 85% of the aged care pension and pays for hotel services (i.e. meals, laundry, cleaning and activities.).
- Means-Tested Care Fee.
This is an additional fee some residents are asked to pay to contribute to the cost of care. The Department of Human Services will assess your income and assets and inform you whether you are required to pay this fee and how much it will be.
- Accommodation Payment.
If a resident has the assets, they are asked to make an accommodation payment in the form of a DAP (Daily Accommodation Payment) or RAD (Refundable Accommodation Deposit), or a combination of both. This will be as per legislation issued by the Department of Human Services.
Even though our Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) is $550,000, we tailor make the RAD to suit every prospective resident based on their own personal financial situation. This means that everyone can afford to come to Dorothy Impey Home. Residents can choose to pay for their accommodation by 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. Of the total 92 beds, one bed is allocated to respite.
For more information about accommodation and the costs that may apply to you please search Dorothy Impey Home on www.myagedcare.gov.au