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How To Apply

You can obtain all the information you require regarding entering an aged care home, including estimates on the fees and charges you may have to pay at the MyAgedCare website http://www.myagedcare.gov.au/ or by phoning 1800 200 422. Please refer to MyAgedCare for details of accommodation payment and maximum daily payments.

Sarina Aged Care provides accommodation for aged persons who qualify for admission through a level of dependence assessment. Following admission, residents are encouraged to continue their independence and to enjoy having family and friends visit in a relaxed environment.

Pre-Admission

‍We undertake a pre-Residence Assessment as part of a process to ensure we understand your choices and determine if we are able to meet your requirements.  At the appointment to discuss possible admission, you should bring:

Admission

‍All residents requiring care must be assessed by the The Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). This service determines the level of care required and will issue a document stating this and the dates for which the approval is current. An ACAT assessment remains current for twelve (12) months from the date of the initial assessment. If you have not received access to a residential aged care placement prior to the completion of this period you will need to contact ACAT for a re-assessment. ACAT can be contacted by phoning (07) 4885 7777.

Upon admission, residents need to notify the following of change of address:

Residents Agreement

‍On admission a comprehensive document, written with respect to the Aged Care Act 1997, will be given to the resident and their representative(s) to be signed. As with any document, we suggest it should be sighted by a Legal Advisor and all parties bound by the Agreement are required to sign after fourteen (14) days from admission.

Fees and Charges

‍All fees and charges are regulated by the provisions of the Aged Care Act 1997 and are amended from time to time.

Each Resident is charged a Daily Care Fee as prescribed by the Department of Health. Non pensioners are required to pay a higher Daily Care Fee. Non-pensioners and part-pensioners may be required to pay an additional Income Tested Daily Care Fee as determined by Centrelink. Charges will be determined by Centrelink on receipt of the completed form entitled “Permanent Residential Aged Care Request for a Combined Assets and Income Assessment”. This form can be obtained from the following link: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/sa457-1502en.pdf.

All Daily Care Fees are paid monthly in advance. Based on the financial information provided in the Application Package, residents may be liable for payment of an Accommodation Charge.

This Charge is calculated on the resident’s assets and ranges from Nil to a maximum daily charge (figures available on request). The Accommodation Charge is calculated on a daily amount and charged monthly in advance. It is payable for the total length of stay.

As per the Resident Agreement and Resident Status Classification, if concessional* status is proposed and ultimately the resident is found not to meet the concessional criteria then, providing the assets at entry exceeded the minimum amount, the resident will be liable to pay an accommodation payment, back-dated to the date of entry. Proposals for concessional status will be checked by the Department of Health.

*Concessional defined as someone in receipt of the full pension who has assets under the threshold level.

We do offer additional services, for which there are nominal fees charged.  The level of fees is reviewed on 1st July each year.  Further details are provided in an appendix to our Residential Care Agreements.

Payment Methods

‍Arrangements are made on admission for the payment of any or all of the fees and charges applicable. The method of payment is through Direct Debit. The appropriate forms and agreements document will be given to you for completion on admission.

For those receiving a pension, arrangements can be made for the appropriate payment to be made to the facility by a group payment. Pension cheques received from Centrelink are paid to individuals as part of this group payment and received at Sarina Aged Residential Home Inc. on a fortnightly basis. These payments are credited to each resident’s account, fees and charges incurred by the resident are debited from the account on a monthly basis. Any surplus money remaining in the resident’s account can be withdrawn for personal use by the resident or their representative(s). Centrelink forms for this payment method are available from Sarina Aged Residential Home Inc.

Any person other than the resident who administers fees and accounts should be the legally appointed representative who holds Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA). If an EPOA exists this must be identified on admission and a copy of the relevant documents provided for our files.

The Public Trustee can also be authorised to manage these Fund and Trust Accounts.

Prescribed Services

‍All services provided by Sarina Aged Care Ltd. are set out in the Commonwealth Department Section on Nursing Home Care – Prescribed Services. These include:-

We also supply specialist services such as Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, and Beauty Therapy. Newspapers, additional Pharmacy requirements and medications, hairdressing and other luxury items may be requested. These and any additional goods are charged and other luxury items at cost, and will be itemised and added to the Monthly Account.