Coates aged care home is located: Cnr Long &, James St, St Arnaud VIC 3478 • Tel: (03) 5477 3300

27 bed home surrounded by charming views

Located in the former prospecting town of St Arnaud, Coates aged care home is a 27 bed home offering individualised attention for every stage in life. Residents can opt for a double or single room; all rooms feature an ensuite. Four rooms are dedicated for couples.

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Standard Room

A room with a view of our courtyard or garden scape is our standard rooms are tastefully furnished with a bed, beside table, lamp and desk chair. They have a shared bathroom between rooms.
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Deluxe Room

Our deluxe rooms have a private ensuite, a bed, beside table, lamp and desk chair.

All rooms feature:

  • Built in wardrobe
  • Electric bed
  • Wifi access
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke & heat detectors
  • Fire sprinkler system
  • Foxtel access
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Recreation room • Courtyard • Lounge & sitting area • Library

Specialty aged care at Coates

A friendly and professional staff view each resident as a person, not a patient. Individualised needs are met within four areas of expertise:
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Residential aged care
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Palliative care
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Respite care
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Visiting doctor clinic
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Services + Amenities

A flower filled patio area to chat with friends, a recreation room with a vaulted ceiling and wide-screen TV to lounge in, plus tailored services for individual needs make Coates an aged care home of choice. Learn more about Coates additional services here.

Experienced team

Rest easy every day. Our committed, passionate team is available around the clock

  • Housekeeping services (cleaning, rubbish removal)
  • Personal care assistants (dressing, hygienic care and more)
  • Registered nurses (daily/on call evenings)
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Tailored services

Our social team arranges special activities and therapy sessions. Residents also have frequent visits from specialists, such as:

  • Podiatrists
  • Optometrists
  • Hairdressers
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Our chefs provide tasty, nutritious meals using only the freshest ingredients. A 4-week rotational as well as seasonal menu is provided.

  • Three meals daily, including two hot meals
  • Prepared fresh, on site
  • Seasonally rotated menu
  • Healthy and well balanced
  • Available snacks
  • Special dietary requirements accommodated
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Activities + excursions

Our social care programme encourages daily interaction through activities like indoor bowls, pottery classes and group knitting. The bus service at our nearby Swan Hill home provides frequent day trips and large group trips throughout the year to points of interest like Bendigo or the Brim Silos.

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Sense of community

At our cosy Coates home, residents and staff become like extended family. This fosters an all-important sense of belonging. Additionally, church organisations make occasional visits to suit residents’ spiritual requirements.

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In person + video calls

Family and friends may visit Coates anytime. For added peace of mind, remote video calls are always available. Our team is skilled to assist with technology to set up a successful video call.

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Explanation of fees at Coates

The amount that you will have to contribute toward the cost of your care is determined by factors such as room size, financial situation and personal needs. We have accommodation options that cater to everybody, from people who are on a full pension to those who have the means to contribute more.

Accomodation cost

This covers your room rental. You may be eligible for Governmental financial assistance.

How will I know if I’m eligible for financial assistance for aged care?

Financial assistance is available to those who truly need it. A means assessment will determine your eligibility based on your financial situation

The Australian Government will pay your aged care costs if:

Your income is below:


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Your assets are below:


You pay full if:

Your income is greater than:


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Your assets are greater than:


What are my options if I am self-funding my aged care?

The good news is, if you are paying for your aged care costs without Government assistance, you have a choice as to how you pay:

Option 1: RAD

A lump sum payment:

$400,000 Standard room

$430,000 Deluxe room

RAD = Refundable Accommodation Deposit
Fully refundable when you leave the home.

Option 2: DAP

Daily payments:

$91.40 Standard room

$98.25 Deluxe room

DAP = Daily Accommodation Payment
Rental-style, non-refundable payments.

Option 3: RAD + DAP

A combination of 50% RAD + 50% DAP
50% refundable when you leave the home.

Example of combination payment of a standard room:
50% refundable deposit (RAD) of $200,000
and 50% daily payment (DAP) of $45.70

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Food & services cost

This fee covers the cost of day-to-day services, such as meals, cleaning, laundry and facilities management.

Based on current rate:

$61.96 / day

$22,615.40 / year

The basic daily fee = 85% of the single person rate of the basic age pension. This changes twice per year.

Care cost

An ongoing fee that covers your personal and clinical care.

Personal care may include help with:
Bathing, dressing, grooming, toilet & shower support, etc.

Clinical care may include:
Specialised nursing services, medication management, catheter care, etc.

Means-tested care fees have annual and lifetime caps:

Maximum $33,309.29 / year

Maximum $79,942.44 / lifetime

Not everyone will have to pay a means-tested care fee; it is based upon your specific needs. If you do need to pay a care fee, the exact amount is determined through a means assessment. It may be determined after the needs assessment that you pay part of the cost and the Australian Government pays the rest.

Learn more out financial Government assistance at:

A word to prospective residents

Before becoming a resident at Coates, it’s important for you and your loved ones to have an honest, open discussion. After all, this may be a significant lifestyle change, which can bring about many questions. To help you have the conversation, we’ve detailed key steps for those considering aged care.
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