Residential Aged Care

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Aged Care Facilities

Bass Coast Health has two Aged Care facilities: Kirrak House is located in Wonthaggi adjacent to the Wonthaggi Hospital and Griffiths Point Lodge Hostel is situated in San Remo, overlooking Cape Woolamai.  All residential aged care services are accredited through the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, and Australian Council on Healthcare Standards.

Our aged care facilities are staffed by a team of professional skilled staff, dedicated to the care of each individual care recipient. The teams are led by the Nurse Unit Manager and comprise nursing staff, diversional therapists, cleaning and catering staff.

All staff has a commitment to ensure the recognition of the uniqueness of our individual care recipients. The care recipient’s self-esteem, privacy and freedom of choice are valued. Our philosophy is to ensure and enable all care recipients to live their life with dignity and comfort whilst encouraging them to pursue their own concept of a happy, rich and fulfilling life.  We also encourage family support and interaction.

What are the costs of aged care accommodation?

From 1 July 2014, new pricing came into effect as part of the government Living Longer Living Better reforms.

There are three ways a resident can choose to pay for accommodation:

Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)A maximum refundable accommodation deposit (RAD) paid as a lump sum amount and is completely refundable.
 Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)A maximum daily accommodation payment (DAP) accrues daily and is paid periodically, for example monthly.
 A combination of the above two optionsA combination payment includes both a refundable partial lump sum and non-refundable daily payments
 Please note:  The current Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (as set by the Department of Health) is 8.34%