HOPPERS CROSSING VIC
mecwacare John Atchison Centre - 312 318 Derrimut Road HOPPERS CROSSING VIC 3029
312 318 Derrimut Road , HOPPERS CROSSING , 3029, VIC
Category: Community Based
mecwacare John Atchison Centre
Accreditation Status: Accreditation Report
Source: Aged Care Quality Agency
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mecwacare John Atchison Centre is located in Hoppers Crossing and provides care and accommodation for 100 residents in Melbourne's West.
One and two-bedroom suites are offered, with each featuring access to a garden or balcony. All rooms are single occupancy and include an ensuite bathroom. Two-bedroom suites feature kitchenettes.
Three comfortable dining areas are available for residents to use, along with spacious and relaxing lounge areas. An activities room is used for a variety of lifestyle programs and includes a tea and coffee area for visiting friends and family.
The lifestyle program has a great range of activities on offer for residents including cooking, sewing groups, regular outings, singing, dancing and more.
Other services and amenities at mecwacare John Atchison Centre include:
Modern furniture is provided in all rooms of the John Atchison Centre, including specialised beds, overhead table, one chair, bedside table and a cupboard.
Residents can bring their own furniture (excluding beds), or use mecwacare-provided designer furniture.
High quality carpet is used throughout the John Atchison Centre, creating a luxurious, at-home environment.
Premium linen and designer fabrics are utilised across the John Atchison Centre.
All rooms have generous storage space, including built-in wardrobes.
All resident room doors are lockable, and each has a lockable cupboard and bedside table drawer. Safes are available on request.
Installation of personal fittings will be carried out by mecwacare’s Maintenance Officer.
The individual climate of each room can be set by the resident through reverse-cycle air-conditioning and heating. Overhead lighting controls are in each room, and sensor lighting is used in all en-suites to enhance safety.
Windows designed to block out harmful UV radiation provide natural light in each room.
All rooms have private ensuites that are fully accessible, including absence of trip hazards on floor, built-in handrails on each toilet and handrails throughout the ensuite bathroom.
All rooms, ensuites and public areas have Nurse Call buttons. All resident rooms have telephones, and connections for free-toair television and Foxtel on connection by resident. Internet connections are installed for access if required.
All rooms are private single accommodation with an ensuite bathroom.
All rooms are private single accommodation in a double-room suite with an ensuite bathroom.
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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