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;
Basic Daily Care Fee
First Asset Threshold
Currently set at $162,815.20, residents with assets under this threshold will be required to pay;
Basic Daily Care Fee
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
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Beth and Peter. They purchased a villa with RSL Care SA to enjoy the convenience of a maintenance free lifestyle. They moved to the Myrtle Bank Retirement Village from Felixstow to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
It wasn’t a quick process. Peter was always open to the idea of a retirement village, but Beth had spent most of her career in the retirement industry and wasn’t as sold on the idea.
Beth and Peter had to ask the question, “what do we do now?” They found themselves with time, a large 5 bedroom family home, and the inconvenience of being North Adelaide while their family was in the Inner South Eastern suburbs. It’s a common scenario, but sometimes people are less inclined to make the move and transition to a Retirement Village.
As you watch the video, Beth and Peter encourage others in similar scenarios to make the move when you can. Don’t make the move when you have to. Circumstances that force a move from the family home take their toll on families and finances adding pressure that could have been avoided with planning and quicker action.
Beth and Peter thoroughly enjoy their villa at Myrtle Bank. It has enough room for the grandchildren, street frontage and a yard for their beautiful dog. They take daily walks to the local doggy park where they have met local neighbours and made lasting friendships.
Enjoy the Uncut Interview.
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RSL Care SAs War Veterans Home was very pleased to welcome 48 Immanuel College year 8 students as part of their Art program for 2017. The students will be creating sculptural pieces based on the theme of ‘coming home’ from war and how that how that experience has affected veterans and/or their families.
RSL Care SA CEO, Nathan Klinge spoke to the students about the experiences of many veterans who have ‘walked the halls’ of the War Veterans Home over the past 100 years. The students were then shown around the site, highlighting to them the many pieces of military memorabilia and artifacts displayed throughout the Home.
We look forward to seeing how the year 8 students interpret the ‘Coming Home’ theme and the creative sculptural pieces they create.
RSL Care SA believes that the ex-service community deserves the best care and affordable accommodation. RSL Care SA is an independently constituted not for profit organisation with links to the Returned & Services League of Australia (SA Branch).
Our mission is to support veterans and their dependents, although the ex-service community are our primary client group it is not exclusively so. The facilities and services are also available to the broader community.