Lionsbrae Hostel


Ringwood Area Lions Aged Care Inc

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Lionsbrae Hostel - 29 Everard Road RINGWOOD EAST 3135

Lionsbrae Hostel

Facilities and Services

Ralac’s Lionsbrae, located at 29 Everard Rd, East Ringwood offers accommodation and care for 69 residents.

Ralac is a not for profit community based organisation providing aged care and affordable community housing. Originally established by the Maroondah Lions Clubs, Ralac is now managed by an independent Board of Management, the members of which are drawn from the community.

With a strong focus on equity, ralac strives to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Creating communities based on understanding and respect is at the core of their work.

Lionsbrae is different from other aged care homes because it was established by the community for the community. The warm, homelike environment is the first thing that greets you when they walk in the door. At Lionsbrae they genuinely strive to respect each person’s choice and individuality. The friendly home does not compromise on clinical care with Registered Nurses employed around the clock.

Ralac has recently been recognised as a specialised provider of aged care to people from a background of homelessness or who have been at the risk of homelessness. The Commonwealth Government has granted Lionsbrae 14 aged care places specifically for people from these backgrounds. With the new places came capital funding to construct a new 15 bed unit, as well as refurbishment of the existing facilities.

Ralac is delighted to be recognised as a provider of aged care to people from a background of disadvantage and in particular homelessness as homelessness is now impacting on more and more older people.

Criteria for entry: An Aged Care Assessment stating that the prospective resident is eligible for residential care. A Centrelink means test assessment (available on the Centrelink website). Residents who are not supported may be asked to pay an accommodation payment up to the maximum amount of $550,000

Rooms in Melaleuca are contained in a 12 bedroom Unit, specifically designed to offer care and accommodation to younger people. Rooms are of an older style, but extremely homelike. All rooms are freshly painted before new occupancy. Lionsbrae prides itself on integration of rooms with surrounding gardens and the use of natural light. All rooms have hydronic heating and ceiling fans, windows are able to be opened.

Rooms in Grevillea are contained in a 10 bedroom Dementia Care Specific Unit, specifically designed to offer care and accommodation to people experiencing dementia. Rooms are of an older style, but extremely homelike. All rooms are freshly painted before new occupancy. Lionsbrae prides itself on integration of rooms with surrounding gardens and the use of natural light. All rooms have hydronic heating and ceiling fans, windows are able to be opened.

Communal areas use natural light, are homelike, have hydronic heating and airconditioning and offer views onto the garden. Lionsbrae offers shared dining/ lounge area, activities room , tea bays and recessed wall nooks to take in the sun. Gardens offer BBQ, designated smoking areas, kitchen gardens, pergola etc. With an emphasis on the natural world the gardens include a chicken house and rabbit enclosure. Golden Wattle Couples offers 2 rooms, shared ensuite and small entry foyer. These 2 rooms are particularly suitable for couples as they have one entry door for the small apartment.

Melaleuca lounge includes games, access to free computer and wi fi and age appropriate movies and activities. Lionsbrae strives to be as evocative of the traditional domestic garden as possible embracing the concept of self sufficiency.

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29 Everard Road , RINGWOOD EAST , 3135, VIC

Beds: 69

Community Based

Service Provider: Ringwood Area Lions Aged Care Inc

Lionsbrae Hostel
Accreditation Status: Accreditation Report
Source: Aged Care Quality Agency

MPIR increased to 8.36%

From 1st July 2024, the Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR) has increased to 8.36%

This small increase is due to the RBA's decision to maintain the benchmark rate for the past few months.

Some economists predict a benchmark rate cut before Christmas 2024, suggesting that the MPIR has peaked and may start to reduce.

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Aged Care Star Rating System

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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.

Continuous Improvement

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.

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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.

Total Homes in each Star Rating level

54 homes
2.16 %

964 homes
38.56 %

1357 homes
54.28 %

Improvement Needed
119 homes
4.76 %

Major Improvement
6 homes
0.24 %



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