Villa Maria Catholic Homes St Catherines Aged Care Residence

BALWYN  VIC

Villa Maria Catholic Homes Limited

Villa Maria Catholic Homes St Catherines Aged Care Residence


Villa Maria Catholic Homes St Catherines Aged Care Residence
1 Clayton Road BALWYN 3103


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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Villa Maria Catholic Homes St Catherines Aged care Residence 1

Walking through St Catherine’s you’ll be instantly attracted to its contemporary design, brand new furnishings and open-plan layout. Spaces that residents and families will enjoy and use daily.

Resident rooms are spacious, equipped with a large private ensuite and swathed in natural light. There’s plenty of room to sit and talk with family and friends and have the grandkids potter about. As this is your home, St Catherine's ensure you have the space to continue doing what you enjoy.

Villa Maria Catholic Homes St Catherines Aged care Residence 2

With resident comfort our priority, St Catherine’s was architecturally designed to present multiple sitting rooms and comfortable lounges throughout the home, where you can relax, participate in activities or chat with fellow residents.

St Catherine's also know that everybody loves good quality food and that’s why the chefs prepare and cook meals on-site using fresh and wholesome ingredients.

St Catherine’s also offers allied health services including physiotherapy and podiatry, plus an on-site hairdressing salon.

Villa Maria Catholic Homes St Catherines Aged care Residence 3

They have 59 ageing in place beds and 18 memory support unit beds.

RAD $700,000 - $850,000 (Negotiable)

Ageing in place, Permanent, Respite, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Peg feeds, Power wheelchair.

  • Catholic Organisation,
  • Generously sized rooms,
  • Art therapy,
  • Arts and crafts,
  • Church services,
  • Cooking classes,
  • Dining room,
  • Emergency call service,
  • Exercise classes,
  • Fireplace, Gardens,
  • Group games,
  • Hairdressing,
  • In-home,
  • Chef,
  • Kitchen on-site,
  • Laundry on-site,
  • Library,
  • Lift,
  • Menu choices,
  • Music therapy,
  • Outings and excursions,
  • Pet friendly,
  • Pet therapy,
  • Pharmacy services,
  • Phone in-room,
  • Social activities,
  • Visitors parking,
  • Wi-Fi.
Villa Maria Catholic Homes St Catherines Aged care Residence 4

Social events and activities

The team of staff and volunteers are passionate about developing fun and interesting activities. You’ll have the opportunity to get involved with:

  • morning exercises including yoga and dance
  • sing along and choir for concerts
  • nail care and pampering
  • cultural lunches and celebrations
  • carpet and table top games
  • bingo.
Villa Maria Catholic Homes St Catherines Aged care Residence 5

St Catherine’s also has a kiosk trolley which makes its way around the home. Residents can purchase a delicious treat or an essential item they may need. Also, who doesn’t love happy hour? The residents can sit back and relax while enjoying some chilled beverages.

Support for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Support for people who are financially or socially disadvantaged.

LGBTI friendly.

Support for ATSI cultural needs.

In response to the COVID 19 pandemic, VMCH maintains daily reviews on visiting restrictions to all Residential Aged Care Facilities.

New Admissions and families wishing to take a tour of the residence may do so by appointment, at the discretion of the Facility Manager.

All VMCH Residences cater for NDIS eligible clients.

Villa Maria Catholic Homes St Catherines Aged care Residence 6

Memory Support Unit

The purpose built memory support unit not only provides a comfortable home for residents but is specially designed to support people with memory loss.

As the goal is to maintain and enhance quality of life, there is plenty of space for leisure activities, family visits and relaxation.

St Catherine's pride themselves on a ‘person-centred approach’ and provide individualised care to each resident and ensure physical, social and mental wellbeing.

The friendly and experienced staff are trained in Montessori methods. The philosophy behind this approach enables residents to be as independent as possible, make choices, contribute to their community and maintain their self-esteem.


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




1 Clayton Road , BALWYN , 3103, VIC

Residents: 77

Type: Charitable

Provider:
Villa Maria Catholic Homes Limited

Villa Maria Catholic Homes St Catherines Aged Care Residence
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