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Koraleigh – Standard Room
- Modern construction
- Built in wardrobe
- Electric bed
- Wifi access
- Air conditioning
- Smoke & heat detectors
- Fire sprinkler system
- Staff call points
- Wide doorways for ease of mobility
- Large ensuite with vanity unit
Recreation room • Courtyard • Lounge & sitting area • Library • Dining room • Chapel • Sitting room with tea making facilities • Men’s Shed
Exceptional aged care in Tongala
Services + Amenities
Access to personal healthcare is virtually worry-free as our clinical staff and care team are always ready to assist.
- Registered nurses (24 hours/day)
- Housekeeping services (cleaning, laundry)
- Physiotherapist and personal care assistants (dressing, hygienic care and more)
A talented social care team designs activities and therapy to boost wellbeing. In addition, residents can address specialised needs from professionals who frequently visit Tongala Memorial.
- Speech therapists
Both a full-time and part-time chef ensure that nutritious meal choices are always available.
- Three meals daily, including two hot meals
- Prepared fresh, on site
- Seasonally rotated menu
- Healthy and well balanced
- Special dietary requirements accommodated
- Special dietary requirements or restrictions accommodated
Activities + excursions
Keeping social and active is a mainstay for healthy living. Our social care team coordinates a robust social calendar of entertainment, events and activities. Trips to nearby points of interest are easy, thanks to dedicated bus and vehicle options.
Sense of community
At Tongala Memorial, our compassionate staff genuinely care for the residents. A sense of belonging for older adults has been linked to psychological health. So, we strive for inclusion, while also respecting moments when people just want some to themselves.
In person + video calls
Family and friends may visit Tongala Memorial 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.
Explanation of fees at Tongala Memorial
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:
$350,000 Shared Koraleigh
$350,000 Standard R.M McHale
$400,000 Standard Koraleigh
$400,000 Memory Support R.M McHale
RAD = Refundable Accommodation Deposit
Fully refundable when you leave the home.
$78.15 Shared Koraleigh
$78.15 Standard R.M McHale
$89.32 Standard Koraleigh
$89.32 Memory Support R.M McHale
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 $175,000
and 50% daily payment (DAP) of $39.08
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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