ADMISSIONS

Admission Enquiries

Our admissions process is designed to make the transition to residential aged care as smooth and stress-free as possible. We take the time to get to know our residents and their families, and work closely with them to develop a personalised care plan that meets their individual needs and preferences.

Admission Enquiries

We are committed to providing a warm, welcoming, and supportive environment that feels like home, and our experienced and compassionate staff are dedicated to ensuring that our residents receive the highest quality of care and support.

Our admissions process is designed to make the transition to residential aged care as smooth and stress-free as possible. We take the time to get to know our residents and their families, and work closely with them to develop a personalised care plan that meets their individual needs and preferences.

We welcome visitors to our facility and invite you to come and tour our beautiful facility and meet our staff. Our team is always happy to answer any questions you may have about the admissions process or our facility, and we are committed to ensuring that you feel supported and informed every step of the way.

Rose Lodge believes that every resident deserves to live their life to the fullest, and we are committed to creating a warm, welcoming, and supportive environment that feels like home. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.

Step-by-step guide to aged care.

Step 1.

Check you’re eligible for government funding

The Federal Government provides aged care funding for all eligible Australians. If you’re thinking about moving into a residential care home, you should check your eligibility as soon as possible by arranging for a free aged care assessment.

This assessment is performed by a group of medical professionals, who will visit you at home, and talk with you about your current lifestyle and care needs. In Victoria, the group is known as an Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS). Everywhere else it’s called an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT).

If you’re found to be eligible for government funded care—be it in your own home, or an aged care home—you can start using those care services right away, or at some future date. The decision is yours.

Step 2.

Find the right home

The best way to find the right home is to visit as many as you can. That way you can assess first-hand the quality of accommodation available, and the variety of spaces and amenities provided.

A personal tour also lets you meet with some of the care providers and discuss what matters most to you. That may be leisure and lifestyle options, or menus and the quality of the food. Whatever your individual interests, this is the time to ask. You’ll soon get a sense of the culture of the home, and the values of those who work there.

Friends and family can be another great source of information, especially if their opinions are the result of personal experience. You’ll also find plenty of resources online, including:

These resources allow you to search for homes using a variety of criteria, such as location, amenities and cost.

Once you have a shortlist, you can start contact each home and book a tour.

Step 3.

Understand the cost

  • The cost of residential aged care is the sum of up to four types of fees:
  • The basic daily fee
  • The means-tested care fee
  • Accommodation fees
  • Fees for other services

The way some of these fees are calculated may appear complex, especially if this is your first experience with aged care.

The fees and charges guide explains everything including how to find out if government funding is available.

Step 4.

Apply for a care home

Every aged care provider has their own application process. You should contact Rose Lodge. We will be happy to help you with your application form and other relevant paperwork.

If there’s a room available that meets your needs, you should be able to move in quite soon. If not, we can contact you as soon as suitable accommodation becomes available.

Step 5.

Move in

The experience of moving into a residential care home can be overwhelming. It means living in a new environment, with a new routine and new people. At Rose Lodge, we understand the challenge this can present, which is why we take steps to ensure everyone feels right at home from the very beginning.

We start by getting to know our new residents and their care needs, hobbies, interests, special dietary needs and anything else unique to each person. We also help each new resident decorate their room just how they like it, and we encourage family and friends to drop by at any time, because there are no set visiting hours.

Our residents are supported to do what they want. They don’t need to worry about chores anymore, if they’d prefer or need to offload those tasks. We can take care of everything – from cleaning, cooking, washing and meals to managing care and medication, or organising outings and lifestyle options. Of course, it all depends on the resident, and how much they want or need us to support them with their daily requirements.

All of this is designed to leave our residents with more time to follow their passions. It’s part of the warm welcome that every new member of our Rose Lodge family receives.

Pricing

We aim to provide you with a clear understanding of the costs associated with our various accommodation options, as well as any additional fees or charges that may apply. Our goal is to ensure that you have the information you need to make an informed decision about your aged care needs, without any surprises along the way.

Fees and Charges

Information 

Forms

Calculation of Cost of Care

Tours

We understand that choosing the right aged care provider is an important decision, and we believe that a personal tour is the best way to get a feel for our facility and the services we offer.

During your tour, you’ll have the opportunity to explore our grounds, view our accommodation options, and learn more about our range of lifestyle activities and care services. Our friendly staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and provide you with a comprehensive overview of our approach to aged care.

To book a tour, simply contact us using the details provided on our website. We look forward to welcoming you to our facility and showing you everything that we have to offer.

Brochure

Rose Lodge Brochure – 2024

We invite you to book a tour of our facility to see for yourself why Rose Lodge is the perfect place to call home. Our team is always happy to answer any questions you may have about our services and amenities, and we are committed to ensuring that you and your loved ones feel supported and informed every step of the way.