We tailor care
for every resident
to offer comfort,
choice and independence
Bundaleer Aged Care Community is nestled in a beautiful 12 acre pocket of Wauchope that is also home to our retirement village and home care service. Here, you are supported to live your way, with grace and dignity, in small households designed to feel like homes. And just like home, you can create your own routine, enjoy freshly prepared meals, and continue to maintain valuable connections with your family, friends and the wider community.
Outdoor spaces provide the simple pleasures of a backyard and our kind and compassionate carers focus on each resident as a person. Most importantly, you can feel secure knowing your privacy is respected and your care needs are our highest priority.
Our care team is on-hand 24/7 supporting residents with low-care needs through to high-care needs, such as palliative care and memory loss. We offer permanent residential care or short-term respite care.
We care for residents with memory support needs in our standard aged care suites. Care is person-centred and delivered with respect and kindness.
Bundaleer delivers high care, supported by a registered nurse on site 24 hours a day. This includes palliative care and recovery from injury or illness.
Bundaleer Aged Care Community operates under the Aged Care Act which regulates the costs of living in residential aged care. The cost structure at Bundaleer is simple, transparent and consistent with the fees and charges of all other aged care communities in Australia.
The Government provides assistance to aged care residents who cannot afford to pay for their own care. The exact amount of support your loved one may be eligible for will be based on their income and assets as determined by Services Australia.
If your loved one is a Veteran or war widow(er), they are entitled to receive the same residential aged care service as all Australians. Contact the Department of Veterans’ Affairs for additional information and support.
Unlike many other forms of senior housing, residential aged care has no hidden costs or exit fees when a resident leaves. Apart from the costs outlined on the following page, residents are only required to pay for their personal items and expenses such as medication, medical and allied health appointments, clothing, personal care items and hairdressing.
Respite care is a way of receiving residential aged care for a short time. It can provide a much-needed break for families or partners who are caring for a loved one at home, especially at holiday times. Respite care can also provide a loved one with the additional care they need while recovering from an injury or illness. Available in private suites, respite guests can access up to 63 days of subsidised respite care in a financial year, subject to a current ACAT approval.
Bundaleer has a range of room types that range from a $450,000 to $480,000. Residents contribute towards their accommodation and daily care through a schedule of accommodation and care payments outlined below. A resident’s aged care suite is secured through a fully refundable accommodation payment (RAD) that is Government guaranteed. There are 4 payment options to secure a room in one of our communities:
This is a once-off lump sum payment that is refunded in full when the resident leaves. There are no exit fees deducted from this deposit. The current RAD for a standard private room with ensuite at Bundaleer is $450,000 for a bed in a double room and $480,000 for single room.
You can choose not to pay an upfront RAD and pay an interest charge each month instead. This fee is calculated daily based on the amount of the unpaid RAD. The interest rate used to calculate a Daily Accommodation Payment is called the Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR). This is set by the Government and reviewed quarterly. These payments are not refundable.
Residents can choose to pay a combination of a part RAD and part DAP. Only the RAD lump sum deposit is refundable when the resident leaves.
The Government may provide assistance to cover the cost of your accommodation payment based on an income and assets assessment that will determine if you qualify for full Government support, or will be required to contribute towards your accommodation in one of 3 options:
Residents contribute towards the costs of the nursing care, daily support, meals and housekeeping they receive through daily care fees.
This fee is paid by all residents to cover living expenses such as meals, laundry, personal and nursing care and electricity. This fee is set by the Government and is standard in every Australian aged care facility. It is currently set at 85% of the pension and is adjusted each March and September in line with changes to the Age Pension.
This is an additional contribution towards the cost of a resident’s daily care. The amount of this fee is determined by a resident’s income and assets assessment. It is reviewed quarterly and may vary over time if a resident’s income, assets or cost of care change
Bundaleer Aged Care Community provides short-term respite care in a welcoming environment designed to feel like home. We care for guests with low care, high care and memory care needs. The Government subsidises respite stays for those with the appropriate ACAT assessment.
We understand that there are certain times when you might need some help looking after your loved one:
You can enjoy peace of mind knowing your loved one will be looked after and supported 24/7 by our dedicated team of Carers and on-site Nurses. We focus on helping our guests feel welcome, cared for and comfortable by understanding their specific needs and developing a personalised care and support plan.
Each respite guest enjoys the privacy of their own room. There’s plenty of space for treasured and familiar belongings, and family and friends are encouraged to visit whenever they like. Respite guests can also experience everything else these communities have to offer, including the shared spaces where residents can come together for a meal or a chat and group activities.
Guests can access up to 63 days of subsidised respite care in a financial year, with the possibility of extending this by 21 days at a time (subject to ACAT approval for respite care).
These fees are subject to having a current ACAT approval for respite care.
The basic daily fee for a respite resident is set by the government at 85% of the single basic age pension. The government updates this fee on 20 March and 20 September each year, in line with increases to the age pension.
Based on current rates, the maximum basic daily fee is $54.69 per day (current until 20 September, 2022).
Guests can also begin their stay as privately funded and then transition to Government subsidised for the remainder of their stay, once an ACAT assessment is in place.