By Alaura Bettess
January 8th, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on RSL Care SA Life Membership awarded to Dennis Chamberlain
RSL Care SA Life Membership awarded
RSL Care SA Life Membership awarded to Dennis Chamberlain for his outstanding contribution and dedication to our organisation. Dennis served on the Board of RSL Care SA from 2013 to 2016, as a director with specialist aged care knowledge.
In addition to Dennis’ time on the RSL Care SA board, his life membership also recognises his time as CEO of James Brown Memorial Trust, an organisation that delivers aged services through residential aged care and retirement living. During Dennis’ time as CEO, James Brown Memorial Trust managed the day to day operations of the RSL Villas aged care facility and was instrumental in the successful merger of the RSL Villas operations and assets to RSL Care SA.
Dennis has also served as a Board member of not for profit Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) for a number of years and held the position of State Chairman.
RSL Care SA is an extremely well governed and trusted not for profit which is due to the expertise, tireless dedication and numerous years of experience that our volunteer board members bring to the organisation. We extend our thanks to Dennis, and to all our past and present Board members for their dedication and commitment to RSL Care SA.
Get Involved with RSL Care SA
Please see below for information on how you can be involved in the wonderful work RSL Care SA does.
Volunteering with RSL Care SA
Volunteers are highly valued and welcomed at RSL Care SA. To enquire about volunteering, please contact us here or phone 08 8379 2600.
Read about one of our volunteers who was recently honoured with an Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) Excellence Award here.
Donate Online to RSL Care SA
All donations to RSL Care SA over $2 are tax deductible and gratefully received. Donations help us to continue providing care and assistance to many senior Australians as well as contemporary veterans. Please click here to donate now.
By Alaura Bettess
November 9th, 2017 RSL Care SA General Comments Off on Low Means Residents Welcome at RSL Care SA
Did you know that RSL Care SA reserves 40% of permanent residential aged care accommodation for residents with low means?
Residential Aged Care fees vary depending on an individual’s assets and income. To ensure prospective residents with low assets and income are not disadvantaged from being offered permanent placement, accredited aged care facilities must reserve a percentage of their beds for ‘low means’ residents. At RSL Care SA we aim to keep our low means resident ratio at 40%, giving special preference to veterans and their families.
There are two different asset levels a resident can fall under to qualify as low means:
Asset Free Threshold
Currently set at $47,500, residents with assets under this threshold will be required to pay a;
First Asset Threshold
Currently set at $162,815.20, residents with assets under this threshold will be required to pay;
- Basic Daily Care Fee
- Accommodation Contribution
The Basic Daily Care Fee
This fee is set by the Commonwealth Government and is approximately 85% of the single Aged Pension. The Basic Daily Care Fee covers all living expenses and contributes to the costs of other services such as meals, personal care, recreation activities, laundry, cleaning and nursing care.
This fee varies depending on the resident’s asset level. It is reviewed quarterly and is subject to change. At both the War Veterans Home and RSL Villas, as at 20 September 2017, the maximum a resident can be asked to pay for an Accommodation Contribution is $36.13 per day.
All rooms at RSL Care SA facilities are single rooms with private ensuite. Please contact our Admissions Coordinator for more information, or to book a private tour.
To place your name on our residential aged care waiting list, please complete our Application Form
Click on the links below for more information on;
Residential Aged Care
War Veterans Home
Figures shown reflect the Department of Health ‘Schedule of Fees and Charges for Residential and Home Care‘ from 20 September 2017
By Alaura Bettess
September 29th, 2017 ARVL
, War Veterans Home Comments Off on The Gawler RSL Women’s Auxiliary
The War Veterans Home honours its long relationship with the Gawler RSL Women’s Auxiliary with an annual luncheon
A Rich History
The Gawler RSL Women’s Auxiliary formed in 1950 as a team of dedicated women who hoped to provide financial support to service related organisations. The members have been very successful in their mission, providing numerous physical donations each year and hosting many fundraising events.
These ever charming and charismatic ladies have been welcome guests at The War Veteran’s Home now for almost 50 years. Current members have reminisced on our long history together;
The RSL Women’s Auxiliary visited the War Veterans home for the first time on September 28th 1968, and they brought gifts of oranges and cigarettes for the solely male residents. During this period the facility was home to many ex-servicemen who did not have a home to return to after their service.
In 1974 the men from the War Veterans Home began visiting the Women’s Auxiliary at their club room in Gawler. The veterans would present the ladies with toys, rugs and lead light glass butterfly’s and birds; all items that were handmade at the War Veterans Home onsite workshop. The ladies would then go on to sell these items and donate the funds back to the home.
As the home gradually evolved into the aged care facility that exists today, the ladies began donating home ware items that could be enjoyed by all residents, and their much loved crochet blankets are still included in our welcome packages for new residents.
Supporting our veterans today
Today these wonderful women continue to provide support to our veterans, having donated over $2,000 at their recent luncheon for our Andrew Russel Veteran Living (ARVL) program. This donation will go a long way in helping RSL Care SA to provide accommodation to ex-service men and women who are facing homelessness.
RSL Care SA looks forward to hosting many more lunches with the Gawler RSL Women’s Auxiliary.
For more information on ARVL, please click here.
To make a donation, please click here.