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A range of aged care services at Fred French
Services + Amenities
Our staff is dedicated and trained to work under pressure, to best care and support our residents.
- Registered nurses (24 hours/day)
- Pet therapy
- Monthly resident meeting
- Accessible outdoor courtyards and gardens
- New outdoor green spaces and facilities to enjoy
- Physiotherapy and pain management services
- Vibrant lifestyle and leisure programs
- School visits and collaborative projects with Scotch Oakburn College
- Freshly-cooked meals by our cooks and expert kitchen staff, seven days a week
Our team arranges special activities designed to inspire interest and participation. Residents also have frequent visits from specialists, such as:
Our cooks provide nutritious meals using only the freshest ingredients. Enjoy freshly cooked meals by our cooks and expert kitchen staff, seven days a week.
- Prepared fresh, on site
- Healthy and well balanced
Activities + excursions
We have key staff members and skilled facilitators to support residents to be as independent as possible. A tailored activities program is developed around each of our resident’s recreation, spiritual and leisure interests including interactions with the wider local community, organisations and schools.
Sense of community
From school visits and collaborative projects with Scotch Oakburn College to vibrant lifestyle and leisure programs, you'll enjoy over lots of activities held regularly at Fred French.
Explanation of fees at Fred French
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:
Your assets are below:
You pay full if:
Your income is greater than:
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:
A lump sum payment:
Up to $400,000 Standard room
Up to $500,000 Deluxe room
Up to $550,000 Premium room
RAD = Refundable Accommodation Deposit
Fully refundable when you leave the home.
$89.32 Standard room
$111.64 Deluxe room
$122.81 Premium room
DAP = Daily Accommodation Payment
Rental-style, non-refundable payments.
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 50% RAD $200,000
and 50% daily payment (DAP) of 50% DAP $44.66
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.
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
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