Prague House

KEW  VIC

St Vincents Hospital (Melbourne) Limited

Prague House


Prague House
253 Cotham Road KEW 3101


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Prague House is a 45 bed low care residential aged facility operating under the auspices of St Vincent's Health Australia. The uniquely designed purpose built facility is located in Kew, and easily accessible on the 109 tram route.

Prague House is specialised accommodation for people who are homeless, or at serious risk of becoming homeless and/or have a mental health diagnosis or an alcohol related brain injury. Prague House is a "dry" house.Residents at Prague House are able to participate in a range of complimentary activities including bus trips, arts and craft activities, movie days, music therapy, dance therapy, bingo, facilitated community groups and events, and many other activities. For those that enjoy reading, home library visits occur every month. Mass is held every week and is open to all denominations. Residents also have access to Pastoral Care services. Where needed staff accompany residents to external appointments. Basic toiletries are supplied by the facility.

Description of optional additional (i.e. not included in the accommodation price for the room) costs associated with the room and a description of the services offered for those costs.

External social outing costs are subject to individual excursion costings. Residents are able to enagage services directly with external providers for a range of products including newspapers, internet, hairdressing, podiatry, massage etc. The costs of these services are subject to direct negotiation between the resident and the external service provider. Residents are also required to pay for their pharmacy account.

Prague House also supports residents living with a mental health diagnosis and or an acquired brain injury to live life to their fullest potential. Many residents at Prague House have a history of homelessness or have been at high risk of becoming homeless. Prague House is staffed by a dedicated team that strives to provide quality individualised care to a diverse resident group.

Resident physical and mental health needs are professionally managed and supported by the resources of St Vincent's Health Australia.

Our rooms at Prague House are in good condition, and the building has air-conditioning. Our rooms include:

  • Individual TV point and general power outlets.
  • Vinyl flooring coverings,
  • Wall finishes,
  • Window coverings,
  • Bed linen and bedspread,
  • Electric high low bed,
  • Nurse call and
  • An ensuite

MPIR increased to 8.36%

From 1st July 2024, the Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR) has increased to 8.36%

This small increase is due to the RBA's decision to maintain the benchmark rate for the past few months.

Some economists predict a benchmark rate cut before Christmas 2024, suggesting that the MPIR has peaked and may start to reduce.

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Location




253 Cotham Road , KEW , 3101, VIC

Residents: 45

Type: Charitable

Provider:
St Vincents Hospital (Melbourne) Limited

Prague House
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: 8.36%pa
(effective 1st July 2024)



Senior Moves: Aged Care Advice, Placement and Advocacy

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