St Vincents Hospital (Melbourne) Limited
Prague House - 253 Cotham Road KEW 3101
Prague House is a 45 bed low care residential aged facility operating under the auspices of St Vincent's Health Australia. The uniquely designed purpose built facility is located in Kew, and easily accessible on the 109 tram route.
Prague House is specialised accommodation for people who are homeless, or at serious risk of becoming homeless and/or have a mental health diagnosis or an alcohol related brain injury. Prague House is a "dry" house.Residents at Prague House are able to participate in a range of complimentary activities including bus trips, arts and craft activities, movie days, music therapy, dance therapy, bingo, facilitated community groups and events, and many other activities. For those that enjoy reading, home library visits occur every month. Mass is held every week and is open to all denominations. Residents also have access to Pastoral Care services. Where needed staff accompany residents to external appointments. Basic toiletries are supplied by the facility.
Description of optional additional (i.e. not included in the accommodation price for the room) costs associated with the room and a description of the services offered for those costs.
External social outing costs are subject to individual excursion costings. Residents are able to enagage services directly with external providers for a range of products including newspapers, internet, hairdressing, podiatry, massage etc. The costs of these services are subject to direct negotiation between the resident and the external service provider. Residents are also required to pay for their pharmacy account.
Prague House also supports residents living with a mental health diagnosis and or an acquired brain injury to live life to their fullest potential. Many residents at Prague House have a history of homelessness or have been at high risk of becoming homeless. Prague House is staffed by a dedicated team that strives to provide quality individualised care to a diverse resident group.
Resident physical and mental health needs are professionally managed and supported by the resources of St Vincent's Health Australia.
Our rooms at Prague House are in good condition, and the building has air-conditioning. Our rooms include:
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253 Cotham Road , KEW , 3101, VIC
Service Provider: St Vincents Hospital (Melbourne) Limited
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.