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 Ursula Thornquest
May 25th, 2017 Uncategorized Comments Off on Anzac Day Services 2017
Anzac Day Services 2017
Both War Veterans Home and the RSL Villas conducted Anzac Day Services 2017.
RSL Villas held their Anzac service on Monday 24th April which was well attended by residents, staff and volunteers. Thanks to everyone involved in organising the service, the West Croydon Singers, Graham Nybo, Liz Lees and John Martin.
The War Veterans Home conducted a very special 100th Dawn Service on Anzac Day, which again was extremely well attended by residents, staff, volunteers and the local community. Our thanks to Pastor Glenn Clark, Bugler David Lang, Australian Air Force Cadets SQN 617 Unley, Burnside Youth Concert Band, Nick Atkins, Lew Harman, Valentine Starkey and the many volunteers and staff that assisted leading up to, and on Anzac Day.
Lest we Forget
By Ursula Thornquest
January 18th, 2017 RSL Care SA CEO interview Comments Off on Service Voices interview with CEO Nathan Klinge
Service Voices Interview
with CEO Nathan Klinge
Radio Adelaide program Service Voices interview with RSL Care SA CEO, Nathan Klinge to find out more about RSL Care SA and the services RSL Care SA provides to the ex-service and wider community.
Nathan spoke with Sharon Mascall Dare – you can listen to the podcast by clicking here.
This was a great interview where Nathan was able to reveal the many services of our organisation. Many people haven’t been familiar with RSL Care SA and our rich history of over 100 years serving the ex-service and wider community.