Costa House aged care home is located: 1 Investigator Ave, Lara VIC 3212, Australia • Tel: (03) 5220 8437

Positive changes for better living

Costa House, located in Lara, is a 120-bed home catering for anyone with lower to higher care needs. The home has amenities on-site so you can continue living your healthy and social lifestyle. The rooms are situated on a property of 65 acres providing privacy, peaceful space and close access to shops and community activities. There is also a secure wing for people living with dementia who wish to be surrounded by expansive gardens and space to roam.

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Hume Wing Air-conditioned Single Room

The Hume Wing rooms of Costa House provide a generous-sized air-conditioned single bedroom for an armchair and personal furnishings. There is a fully accessible ensuite and built-in bench space and wardrobe. Hume Wing residents have full access to several open courtyards, dining room, two loungerooms, private sitting areas, general hub with kiosk and hairdressing salon, expansive gardens and hobby farm.
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Lara Lake, Avalon and Otway Wings Single Room

These rooms provide a generous-sized bedroom with room for an armchair and personal furnishings. There is a fully accessible ensuite, bench space and wardrobe. Residents have full access to an open courtyard, dining room with
kitchenette, lounge-rooms, private sitting areas, general hub with kiosk and hairdressing salon, expansive gardens and hobby farm.
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Flinders Secure Wing Single Room

The Flinders wing of Costa House provides a secure environment with a single bedroom with room for an armchair and personal furnishings. There is a fully accessible ensuite, bench space and wardrobe. Flinders residents have full access to an open courtyard, dining room with kitchenette, lounge-rooms, private sitting areas, craft room, sun-room and supported access to a hairdressing salon, expansive gardens and hobby farm.
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Flinders Secure Wing Single with Shared Ensuite

The Flinders wing of Costa House provides a secure environment with a single bedroom with room for an armchair and personal furnishings. There is a fully accessible ensuite, bench space and wardrobe. Flinders residents have full access to an open courtyard, dining room with kitchenette, lounge-rooms, private sitting areas, craft room, sun-room and supported access to a hairdressing salon, expansive gardens and hobby farm.

All rooms feature:

  • Wifi access
  • Cable TV in your own room (additional service)
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Lounge & sitting area • Library • Large, welcoming communal areas • Computer salon • Gardens and courtyards

Inspired care for the senior community in Lara

Daily life at Costa House is one of purpose and encouragement. A kind and friendly staff looks after residents with genuine compassion and concern. Every individual has the opportunity to thrive and live life with respect and dignity. You really will get so much more than just a single room. You’ll have access to 7 full days of leisure activities, lifestyle menus, sunrooms, lounge areas and great outdoor spaces for you to enjoy. At Costa House aged care, we offer the most comprehensive care programmes, including:
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Residential aged care
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“The Edge” kiosk
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Food prepared and cooked on site
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Hairdressing (additional service)
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Chapel/prayer room
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Spiritual support
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All-day parking (incl accessible parks)
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Additional Allied Health services
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Free Foxtel in Lounge areas

Services + Amenities

Residents have access to 7 full days of leisure activities, lifestyle menus, sunrooms, lounge areas and great outdoor spaces for you to enjoy. At Costa House, there’s a secure wing for people living with dementia, so you can rest assured your loved ones are safe and living with dignity.

Experienced team

Skilled specialists and a clinical staff are always at the ready, giving residents and their families peace of mind.

  • Registered nurses (24 hours/day)
  • Personal care assistants (dressing, hygienic care and more)
  • Housekeeping services (cleaning, laundry)
  • Visiting community groups, entertainers and outings
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Tailored services

A dedicated leisure and lifestyle officer provides supportive therapy and enjoyable activities. In addition, residents can receive care from specialised providers who visit frequently.

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Nutrition

There’s always good, nutritious food to be enjoyed by Costa House residents.

  • Prepared fresh, on site
  • Healthy and well balanced
  • Special dietary requirements or restrictions accommodated
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Activities + excursions

Camaraderie is developed over friendly games and activities at Costa House. A social calendar developed by our team keeps residents up to date and excited for upcoming entertainment and events.

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Sense of community

We’re a close-knit family here, while respecting individuality.

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In person + video calls

Family and friends may visit 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 Costa House

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:

$32,331.00

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Your assets are below:

$58,500.00

You pay full if:

Your income is greater than:

$62,332.40

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Your assets are greater than:

$197,735.20

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 Hume Wing Air-conditioned Single Room

$400,000 Lara Lake, Avalon and Otway Wings Single Room

$400,000 Flinders Secure Wing Single Room

$380,000 Flinders Secure Wing Single with Shared Ensuite

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

Option 2: DAP

Daily payments:

$91.84 Hume Wing Air-conditioned Single Room

$91.84 Lara Lake, Avalon and Otway Wings Single Room

$91.84 Flinders Secure Wing Single Room

$87.24 Flinders Secure Wing Single with Shared Ensuite

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 (Hume Wing Air-conditioned Single Room)
and 50% daily payment (DAP) of $44.66 (Hume Wing Air-conditioned Single Room)

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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:

$60.86 / day

$22,213.90 / 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 $32,718.57 / year

Maximum $78,524.69 / 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: myagedcare.gov.au

A word to prospective residents

Before becoming a resident at Costa House, 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.

To set up an in-home consultation, please reach out to our Customer Relationship Consultant.

Jo Clonan (03) 5220 8437

Jo Clonan
(03) 5220 8437

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