TEMPLESTOWE LOWER VIC
Blue Cross Community Care Services Group Pty Ltd
BlueCross Ashby - 25 Ashford Street TEMPLESTOWE LOWER 3107
BlueCross Ashby has added 18 new rooms to allow for Ageing in Place.
Rooms are a short walk from common rooms and peaceful outdoor settings and are fitted throughout with:
The lifestyle focus at Ashby is independence and personal wellbeing. There are a diverse range of activities coordinated regularly to keep residents stimulated. These include:
With a Council library service operating regularly, the immaculate landscaped gardens are well-used for quiet relaxation with a book or a friend.
Focus on individuality
A relatively new residence, all the staff at BlueCross Ashby received the same training from the opening in 2002, with a strong emphasis on person-centred care and respecting the individual.
A pre-admission meeting with the Clinical Care Coordinator is arranged for each potential resident to determine the specific needs and capabilities of that individual.
A Pastoral Care program is also designed for new residents to aid the transition from home living to the community of BlueCross Ashby.
The menu reflects a love and respect for good food. The onsite chef can tailor meals to suit any special dietary requirements.
Responsive and planned respite options are available to relieve families under pressure.
Do you need respite care, convalescent care, or permanent care for a loved one at BlueCross Ashby ?
Are you seaching for a vacancy in an aged care home in TEMPLESTOWE LOWER or close-by ?
Aged Care Connect can provide an independant and experienced advice about BlueCross Ashby, including services delivered and financials, and a comparison to other aged care homes in TEMPLESTOWE LOWER.
Aged Care Connect is a respected aged care placement service and can help you immediately.
Aged Care Connect have detailed knowledge and experience in residential care placement and can make sure that you receive accurate and unbiased information.
We have trusted working relationships with quality aged care providers and hospitals.
We are not affiliated or aligned with any residential care provider or financial organisation.
Aged Care Connect have been helping families with entry to residential aged care, supported residential services, serviced apartments and assisted living since 2002.
25 Ashford Street , TEMPLESTOWE LOWER , 3107, VIC
Private Incorporated Body
Service Provider: Blue Cross Community Care Services Group Pty Ltd
Accreditation Status: Accreditation Report
Source: Aged Care Quality Agency
The Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR) has increased to 8.38% pa from
For a Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) of $550,000 the equivalent Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) increases to $126.27 pd ($46,090 pa).
The Reserve Bank increased the cash rate again in November 2023, which has a flow-on impact to the MPIR. This is now the highest MPIR since January 2012 and more than double the MPIR that applied just a little over one year ago.
Also the refurbished Daily Accommodation Contribution (DAC) rate of $66.94 pd means an equivalent Refundable Accommodation Contribution (RAC) of $291,564. In June 2022 the RAC was $544,719, meaning that aged care homes that are “RAD-focused” are now less likely to look at fully supported residents if they have exceeded their 40% supported ratio, as the RAC has now dropped below $300,000.
The MPIR increase to 8.38% will have a major impact on residents as they enter an aged care home from
From , the Government has started to use the STAR RATING system for registered aged care homes (new homes will be allocated a Star Rating after 12 months of operation).
Star Ratings are displayed on the Aged Care Provider Search within the My Aged Care website.
The Star Rating is based upon 5 levels with the middle rating denoting only a minimum baseline of ‘Acceptable’ care quality and services.
The Star Rating System has revealed that 41 % of aged care homes are performing at a 5-star (excellent) or 4-star (good) level.
Star Ratings also reveal that astonishingly 5 % are performing below the minimum standards set, receiving a dismal and disturbing (Improvement Needed) or (Significant Improvement Needed) Star Rating.
We support full public disclosure of those aged care homes that are making the effort to exceed the regulated standards and community expectations.
We also support the naming of aged care homes that do not currently provide quality levels of aged care services to the frail elderly and vulnerable members of our community.
The Star Rating system is a key component of the aim for continuous improvement to our aged care system.