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Mercy Residential Aged Care can accommodate up to 44 people catering for all levels of need.

Registered Nurses are on duty 24 hours a day, providing holistic care specific to the preferences of each resident and their representative(s).

Meals are freshly prepared in our kitchen each day with special needs such as diabetes, dairy intolerance, religious & cultural beliefs etc. always taken into consideration. Residents can choose to eat in their room or join others in the dining room.

Our in-house laundry staff care for each residents personal clothing with special attention.

You can choose from a number of room types depending on your interests, finances and the availability at the time:

  • single room with private bathroom and an enclosed balcony,
  • single room,
  • two bed rooms and
  • four bed rooms.

Many of our residents choose to participate in the daily activities within the facility and often enjoy having their morning and afternoon tea in the combined dining areas with the other residents.

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The schedule of Resident Fees and Charges are updated regularly.

As of the 20 March 2017, the Schedule of Resident Fees and Charges have changed. If you wish to review and understand the charges, daily fees, income testing, accommodation charges and bonds, please click on the link below:

Aged Care Fees and Charges

There is also a lot of helpful information at My Aged Care

The following information applies to new residents entering care on or after 01 October 2017.

Aged Care Residents are required to pay both accommodation charges and daily care fees. From 01 October 2017, all residents will need to choose how to pay for their cost of accommodation – either via a fully Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) or Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) or a combination thereof.

  • The RAD is based on the published price of the specific room the resident will occupy
  • The DAP is calculated from the RAD amount at a government prescribed maximum permissible interest rate (MPIR)

You can elect to pay a combination of RAD and DAP to suit your financial circumstances. The agreed Daily Accommodation Payment may be deducted from the Refundable Accommodation Deposit in order to meet an agreed amount of accommodation payment. Residents will have 28 days after entering care to select how they wish to pay their accommodation costs. Residents with limited financial means may have part or all of their accommodation costs met by the Government.

All residents will also pay a Daily Care Fee, which is set at 85% of the Age Pension. Incoming residents will be assessed on their assets and income to determine their capacity to pay a contribution towards their care costs in addition to the Daily Care Fee.

THE AMOUNTS STATED IN THE TABLE BELOW ARE OUR MAXIMUM RATES AND WILL APPLY FOR THOSE WITH ADEQUATE FINANCIAL MEANS. Residents with limited assets may be treated as ‘supported’ by the Department of Social Services which means you will not be required to pay the published DAP – or it may be a lower amount. For Residents who are not classified as ‘supported’, but affordability is still an issue, be assured this will not necessarily affect your eligibility for care and accommodation with us.

The DAP amounts quoted below are correct and current up to and as at 01/10/2017 and may change (in line with interest rate adjustments) for entry dates after this period.

Room type

RAD

MPIR

DAP

Combination

4 Bed Shared Room

$350,000

5.70%

$54.65

50% RAD $175,000 50% DAP $27.32 per day
2 Bed Shared Room

$550,000

5.70%

$85.89

50% RAD $275,000 50% DAP $42.94 per day
Single Room (no ensuite)

$550,000

5.70%

$85.89

50% RAD $275,000 50% DAP $42.94 per day
Single Room (with ensuite)

$550,000

5.70%

$85.89

50% RAD $275,000 50% DAP $42.94 per day

Some examples of the current payment and fee structure available from the 01/10/17 for all residents are outlined below:

1. Refundable Accommodation Deposit RAD (Lump Sum Bond) payment structure

As of July 1st 2014, RADs will range up to $550,000. On top of the lump sum payment, an additional Standard Basic Daily Care fee is required. Example: Agreed refundable deposit payment of $350,000 to be paid as a lump sum. The standard basic daily care fee (currently $49.42) is required as a daily payment along with the deposited lump sum payment.

2. Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) structure

An equivalent daily payment depending on the current MPIR, with the additional standard basic daily care fee. Example: The agreed refundable deposit amount of $150,000, a calculation of $23.42 as the equivalent daily payment will be paid, along with the standard basic daily care fee (currently $49.42) giving a total of $72.84 per day. The equivalent daily payment is calculated by multiplying the RAD by the MPIR and dividing by 365 (days per year).

3. Combination Payment (RAD + DAP) payment structure

Payment including a refundable deposit of ‘X’ amount to calculate an equivalent daily payment, along with the standard basic daily care fee. Example: Agreed refundable deposit payment of $350,000 with $150,000 to be paid as the lump sum. The remaining $200,000 will be calculated to the equivalent daily payment using the formula $200,000 x MPIR divided by 365. The equivalent amount of $31.24 along with the standard basic daily care fee (currently $49.42), gives a total of $80.66. This is required as a daily payment along with the partial refundable accommodation deposit of $150,000.

Mercy Services encourages all prospective residents to seek independent financial advice from specialists in aged care to get information specific to their financial circumstances.

For more information contact: Director of Care (02) 6572 2499