BlueCross The Gables

CAMBERWELL  VIC

Blue Cross Community Care Services (Toorak) Pty Ltd

BlueCross The Gables


BlueCross The Gables
629 Riversdale Road CAMBERWELL 3124


Aged Care Placement Guide


Residential Care 101
Eligibility and Assessment
Residential Care Financials
Hints and Tips
Selecting the Aged Care Home
Admission Day
Transition and Settling In
Residential Care STAR Ratings

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Facilities and Services

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Nestled right in the heart of Camberwell, The Gables and its attentive team deliver a premium lifestyle experience for its residents, in an elegant family friendly environment.

The Gables’ generously proportioned day rooms, private dining, sitting rooms and corridors are luxuriously appointed, offering an inviting open plan feel for residents and families to enjoy.

Landscaped gardens have been carefully designed and maintained to offer secure yet easy access to stunning courtyards, as well as comfortable seating in a leafy tranquil setting.

Complete with elegant furnishings and specially designed aged care beds to ensure optimum comfort; telephone connection, TV and internet access are all standard.

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Accommodation

Accommodation is accredited for its safety and accessibility, it is designed to feel warm and friendly. Pleasant lounge areas, dining rooms, courtyards and private function rooms are set amongst secure landscaped gardens that offer a welcome setting for social activities and family visits.

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Team

A team of trained carers, nurses and Nurse Practitioner are passionate about looking after the residents. Nurses supervise and provide around the clock care, ensuring optimum attention for your loved one. The Gables also offer in-house Allied Health services such as Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry and Day Spa treatments.

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Food and Dining

All cuisine is prepared in-house to the highest nutritional and hygiene standards, featuring a variety in hotel-style meal choices, with Dietitian prescribed menus and respect for dietary, cultural or religious requirements.

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Lifestyle and Activities

Residents are offered the choice to join in a range of group activities including gardening, exercise therapies, cooking and crafts. Residents can enjoy happy hours, high teas and regular outings where able. There is access to church services, library books, music and films.

Being located in the heart of Camberwell, BlueCross The Gables offers an elegant, classical style living environment that sets it apart from other residential homes.

The beautiful two-storey residence features multiple large communal lounges and cosy sitting areas for you to relax at your own pace.

Enjoy a book from the well-stocked library, unleash your creativity at the art studio or head to the onsite café for a cup of tea. If you like the outdoors, find a nice shaded spot in the landscaped courtyard to soak up the fresh air. There are also barbecue facilities available to enjoy an alfresco meal in warmer months.

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Classic Suite

Contemporary designed with superior furnishings and carpets, a private ensuite, TV, Foxtel and WiFi. Size 18 – 20 sqm

Premium suite

Offering a classic design style, the Premium suite also features garden views and superior furnishings and carpets, as well as a private ensuite, TV, Foxtel and WiFi. Size 18 – 20 sqm

Courtyard suite

This spacious suite offers a private courtyard in addition to all the inclusions of a Premium suite including superior furnishings and carpets, as well as a private full size bathroom, TV, Foxtel and WiFi. Size 18 – 22 sqm

Deluxe suite

There are a limited number of contemporary-designed spacious Deluxe suites. These include superior furnishings and carpets with a full sized bathroom, TV, Foxtel and WiFi. Size 24 – 31 sqm

Premium double suite

The Premium double suite is classically-designed and extra spacious with room for twin beds if desired. It also features superior furnishings and carpets, as well as a private full size bathroom, TV, Foxtel and WiFi. Size 32 sqm


MPIR reducing to 8.34% pa

The Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR) will reduce to 8.34% pa from

For a Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) of $550,000 the equivalent Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) reduces to $125.67 pd ($45,870 pa).

The Reserve Bank has kept the cash rate on hold for a few months, so we are seeing a very small decrease in the MPIR. This could mean that the MPIR has reached its peak and could be on the slide down.

Also from 1st April 2024, the refurbished Daily Accommodation Contribution (DAC) rate of $68.14 means an equivalent Refundable Accommodation Contribution (RAC) of $298,215. In June 2022 the RAC was $544,719, meaning that aged care homes that are “RAD-focused” are now less likely to look at fully supported / partially supported residents if the aged care home has already exceeded their 40% supported ratio, as the RAC has now dropped below $300,000.

The change in the MPIR to 8.34% is welcomed but should have no major impact on residents as they enter an aged care home from

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Location




629 Riversdale Road , CAMBERWELL , 3124, VIC

Residents: 95

Type: Private Incorporated Body

Provider:
Blue Cross Community Care Services (Toorak) Pty Ltd

BlueCross The Gables
Accreditation Status: Accreditation Report
Source: Aged Care Quality and Safety Agency


RAD/DAP Conversion

        Select RAD Amount: $

%

        Lump Sum RAD Paid : $

DAP :$20.20 per day

Interest rate (MPIR) is: 8.34%pa
(effective 1st April 2024)



Aged Care
Placement Services


Understanding Options

The family information session will provide you with up-to-date and unbiased information.

Finding the Right Home

The facility shortlist will help match the right aged care home to your individual family needs.

Negotiating the Fees

The RAD Negotiation service has helped many families reduce the accommodation charges.

Admission Forms

Making sure that all necessary paperwork is completed correctly and submitted in a timely manner.

Settling In

Senior Moves can help with the settling in period to ensure that all items are fully covered.

Relocation Management

Relocation Management will help you carefully disperse, pack, clean, arrange transport and unpack.

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Aged Care Star Rating System


Where can I find the Star Ratings?

From , the Government has started to use the STAR RATING system for registered aged care homes (new homes will be allocated a Star Rating after 12 months of operation).

Star Ratings are displayed on the Aged Care Provider Search within the My Aged Care website.

The Star Rating is based upon 5 levels with the middle rating denoting only a minimum baseline of ‘Acceptable’ care quality and services.


Continuous Improvement

The Star Rating System has revealed that 41 % of aged care homes are performing at a 5-star (excellent) or 4-star (good) level.

Star Ratings also reveal that astonishingly 5 % are performing below the minimum standards set, receiving a dismal and disturbing (Improvement Needed) or (Significant Improvement Needed) Star Rating.


Star Rating Support

We support full public disclosure of those aged care homes that are making the effort to exceed the regulated standards and community expectations.

We also support the naming of aged care homes that do not currently provide quality levels of aged care services to the frail elderly and vulnerable members of our community.

The Star Rating system is a key component of the aim for continuous improvement to our aged care system.


Total Homes in each Star Rating level



Excellent
54 homes
2.16 %



Good
964 homes
38.56 %



Acceptable
1357 homes
54.28 %



Improvement Needed
119 homes
4.76 %



Significant Improvement Needed
6 homes
0.24 %



TOTAL Homes 2500