BALWYN NORTH VIC
Eva Tilley Memorial Home Inc
Eva Tilley Memorial Hostel - 1100 Burke Road BALWYN NORTH VIC 3104
1100 Burke Road , BALWYN NORTH , 3104, VIC
Category: Community Based
Provider: Eva Tilley Memorial Home Inc
Eva Tilley Memorial Hostel
Accreditation Status: Accreditation Report
Source: Aged Care Quality Agency
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Each of the Eva Tilley rooms has been designed with a focus on independence and comfort. Eva Tilley offers a range of accommodation options spread out across the different units.
There are 104 spacious single rooms and 8 deluxe rooms (for couples or those looking for more roomy accommodation) - all include ensuite bathrooms and quality furnishings.
Plus a large number of rooms have vistas to greenery and direct access to garden and courtyard areas. The residents can stay connected with phone and computer points in each room. Optional access to wifi and Foxtel and spacious communal areas are also available.
The 8 deluxe rooms provide expansive accommodation options for couples or residents who desire additional living and bathroom space, or those who require additional equipment or treatment facilities to support their lifestyle. Each deluxe room is equipped with quality furniture and fittings with specific features for aged living that enhance independence, privacy and security.
Deluxe rooms also feature:
Standard rooms are spaciously appointed with high quality furniture and fittings. With specific design principles throughout for aged living, each room ensures independence, privacy and security.
Standard rooms feature:
The lounge and dining areas have been designed with coffered or highlight ceilings to provide a sense of height and space. This is complemented by large windows with loads of natural light and pendant and recessed lighting to create bright open spaces. The resident rooms in the accommodation group are well located, with easy access to the many lounge and communal areas.
The main dining room on the ground floor has a mix of tables seating 4 or 6 people with ample space to circulate and socialise. This restaurant style dining also has a private reservation system where residents can book for special occasions dedicated dining space. The other dining areas provide a more intimate dining experience close to the residents’ living areas. The dining chairs are padded with high backs and arm rests which offer both comfort and support for residents. The timber dining tables are covered with tasteful table cloths to create a fine dining atmosphere.
The many lounges throughout Eva Tilley are restful places, well lit through floor to ceiling windows affording excellent views onto the many courtyards and garden areas. Each room is divided by careful placement of the furniture into a number of different spaces, including:
The furniture in the lounges is designed for aged care living, providing both support for good posture and ease of sitting, with high quality protective fabrics. There are a range of wooden coffee tables and side units to complement the chairs. There are pianos in a number of the lounges which are used for resident functions and other occasions. There is access to tea and coffee making facilities and easy access to a disabled toilet off the lounge areas.
Within the various resident accommodation wings there are smaller sitting areas in the middle and end of the wings to provide a choice of quiet areas for residents to sit and enjoy their own company or to share time with close friends and/or family. The sitting areas are furnished with colourful and tasteful fabric covered armchairs, coffee tables and attractive pictures and ornaments.
The activity rooms have large fitted cupboards for storage of the many items used in the resident activity programs. There are tables and chairs for craft making and other activities and a white board for display purposes and games.
The kiosk 'Tilley on Burke' is well located close to the main dining and lounge areas on the ground floor and within easy access by lift from the first floor. It is accessible for residents and visitors and is well fitted out to provide a range of refreshments and special gifts.
There are two dedicated consulting rooms located throughout the facility to provide consulting space for a range of specialist health care services including podiatry and speech therapy. These rooms have furniture and equipment for examinations and consultations with residents and their families.
A purpose built hairdressing and beauty salon is well equipped with two specialist hairdressing chairs and two washers and driers to allow four residents to be served at the same time. There is also the capacity for massage services to be provided as part of an enhanced beauty/therapeutic regime.
A section of the main lounge area features a well stccked library which is maintained by the visiting service from the local Council library service. This ensures a good turnover of reading and other resources to offer topical and quality literary articles.
Computer points are installed for resident use. Wi-Fi is installed throughout the whole of Eva Tilley affording excellent service. The cost for resident internet access is $25 per month and for visitors $5.00 each access. Residents and visitors wishing to use the internet will be requested to agree and sign the Acceptable Usage of the Internet Policy before using the service.
Access to Foxtel is availabe in the resident rooms, installation is at a cost to the resident. of installation.
Individual telephone services is available in resident rooms, outgoing calls are at a cost to the resident.
All electrical appliances brought into the facility must be tagged by a qualified electrician. Tagging undertaken by Eva Tilley is at a cost of $10 per appliance.
Residents are requested to have their personal clothing labeled before entry, including additional clothing brought in during their stay. Eva Tilley offers a heat labelling system, if required, at the initial cost of $85 (includes 100 labels) for this service to be undertaken by staff.
The benefits of using an aged care placement service include:
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
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