Signature Care Pty Ltd
The Cardinia Community Aged Care home has a person-centred approach. They provide 24/7 Registered Nurse clinical care as well as personal care by qualified PCA staff; delicious and nutritious in-house catering and a diverse lifestyle program which utilises the movie theatre room, café, library and extensive outdoor areas and gazebos.
In addition, residents at the home have access to a wellness studio for doctor and allied health consultations as well as a hairdressing salon for beauty treatments and a formal dining room to celebrate special milestones with family and friends.
The management of Cardinia Community Aged Care have many decades of experience, from clinical care and lifestyle activities to quality hotel services.
Moving into residential aged care is a major event in any person’s life journey and it can be a stressful time for the carer's and family. Cardinia Community does its utmost to assist the new resident through the initial period of adjustment by developing a relationship of ongoing communication between you, your family and the staff.
There is a lot of information to be absorbed and sometimes this can be overwhelming. Cardinia Community hope that they are able to answer many of the questions that you or your family might have and help you quickly make the transition to settle to your new home at Cardinia Community.
Meals are prepared fresh on-site from a dietician-approved seasonal menu that caters for resident preferences and allergies including texture modified diets and cultural requirements where possible. Whilst residents are encouraged to socialise and experience the meal service in the dining rooms with friends and family, room-service can also be arranged to resident’s individual rooms where preferred or for health-related circumstances.
Throughout the home you will find spacious lounge areas, libraries, craft rooms, games areas and multi-purpose areas such as movie theatre, music/piano area, billiard table and café which have been designed to promote socialisation with friends and family.
All of the rooms are single bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom, with some variance in size. Provided in every room is a king single, electric hi-low bed with hand and foot controller and specialised pressure care mattress; nurse call; individually-controlled air conditioning and heating; and wall-mounted smart TV.
The Cardinia Community Leisure and Lifestyle team seek to gain an insight into the residents’ connection to lifestyle choices and ensure that their social history, interests, cultural and religious needs, skills, capacity and safety are reflected in their care plans.
Relatives and their families are encouraged to attend activities as part of the Leisure and Lifestyle Program to support transitions and maintain positive connections in the residents’ lives.
The monthly Leisure and Lifestyle program focuses on group activities which promote connection, integration and socialising between residents, families and staff, whilst balancing risk management strategies.
20A Tivendale Road Officer 3809
Residents: 190 Rooms
Type: Commonwealth Regulated and Subsidised
Provider: Signature Care
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
The Cardinia Community Aged Care facility has been designed and will be constructed by Croft Developments Pty Ltd. The aged care home is well advanced in the construction phase and is due for completion in November 2022.
This new aged care home will comprise a total of 190 beds arranged over a two storey construction with large, single rooms, as well as interconnected rooms suitable for couples.
The home will comprise spacious lounge rooms and servery kitchens so residents can choose their own meals, as well as a focus on activity programs and areas promoting independence.
The care levels offered will range from Respite Care through to Low Care, and Ageing in place to High Care, plus a separate secure dementia unit.