Within our Village, we have a Hostel comprised of 39 studio apartments, each with a large bathroom and balcony, located at 1 Warrah Street Chatswood adjacent to the Self Care units at 36 Douglas Street Chatswood.

 

The Hostel is a 4 storey building overlooking Muston Park and Scott’s Creek. The Dining Room is located on the first floor, with large sitting rooms on each floor accessible by 2 elevators.

 

All village and hostel units are fitted with smoke detectors connected directly to the NSW Fire Brigade. The Hostel is fitted with a fire sprinkler system.

 

Entry to the Hostel or Outreach is in accordance with the Commonwealth Aged Care Act 1997. The Hostel has the maximum 3 year accreditation. Current Commonwealth Government policy guidelines require placement on medical assessment and ‘needs’ basis.

Should a Self Care Resident be accepted for transfer to the Hostel or the Outreach program, the balance of entry contribution may be transferred towards the hostel or outreach accommodation payment.

 

Daily Resident fees for low level care are determined by the Commonwealth which notifies the Hostel regarding the means tested subsidy reduction for Residents and the fee which the Village may charge.

entry prices – hostel

 

All admissions are made on a “needs” basis requiring assessment in accordance with the Commonwealth Aged Care Act 1997. Units are allocated by WRCA’s Allocations Committee and a contract is agreed. WRCA’s maximum accommodation payment for hostel or outreach studio units is $550,000 payable by refundable lump sum within 6 months of entry date. To avoid prescribed interest payments from date of entry, 10% of the lump sum may be paid upon entry and the balance within 3 months of entry. Alternatively, or in combination with a lump sum, daily interest is payable each 28 days at the prescribed rate.

 

Only amounts that are permitted by the Aged Care Act or as agreed with you in writing are deducted from the lump sum and on leaving our care, the balance is refunded to you.

 

A proportion of units are reserved for concessional applicants who are not required to make an accommodation payment.

 

Outreach

 

Larger units are also available for Outreach residents with accommodation payments of $550,000 and for couples $1.1 million, including joint refundable deposits /entry contributions for two people sharing a two bedroom apartment or with different health care needs.

 

Assessment by ACAT (local hospital’s Aged Care Assessment Team) is required to the Hostel or the Outreach program.

 

“Outreach” is a service provided by our hostel to residents living in self-contained units who require help with everyday activities. WRCA is pleased to offer flexibility in accommodation and levels of assistance for individual residents, including couples in two-bedroom units with different health care needs.

 

Annual Report of Directors & Financial Statements are available from the Village on request.