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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process for entering into an Aged Care facility?

There are four facts you need to understand before you move into a Low Care (Hostel). First of all you need to be assessed by the ACAT Team of nurses to see if you qualify for Low or High care. Second, you need to find out how much the accommodation bond is for the facility, each facility is different, contact Annie on 4862 8555 for more details. Thirdly, your daily care fee, which is the amount you are charged each day for all your meals & care. Fourthly, in some cases you may pay an income tested fee depending on your financial position.

Respite, what does this mean?

Anthem caters for temporary relief to those who are either being cared for by a family member full time, convalescing after Hospital and not ready to go home or couples, one being the carer, needs a break.The person requiring respite must be assessed by the ACAT (Aged Care Assessment Team) Nurses for Low or High care.  This enables them to come into respite on the Government subsidised daily care fee (at present $43.22). If no ACAT assessment can be done in time, or not eligible for an assessment, there is private respite. Please phone Annie for more information on 4862 8555.

What do you mean “Couples accommodation”?

Anthem specialises in Couples accommodation. Husbands & wives can be separated on entering into an Aged Care facility. At Anthem we can cater for couples to stay together in their own apartment not having to be separated at such a late stage in their life. Please refer to the description of apartments in the Retirement Living Assisted Care section. All apartments are fitted out the same.

Please contact Annie for more information on 4862 8555.

What kind of care does Anthem offer?

Anthem offers “Assisted Care”. When purchasing an Anthem apartment there is no need for you to move again apart from advanced care which is provided in an adjoining building. This accommodation is ideal for someone that wants to move from home but is not ready for Low(Hostel)care but don’t want to keep moving.

All levels of care are catered for at Anthem. Assisted Care, Low(Hostel) Care, High(Nursing Home)Care, Subsidised Respite  or Private Respite & Couples Accommodation. Contact Annie on 4862 8555 for further information.

What activities do you have?

We encourage participation in a range of activities including gentle chair yoga, music, games,a morning out shopping, outings to local sights, brain gyms, a range of socially interactive sessions designed for those in care. There is also a vegetable and flower garden for those who love to get a little dirt on their hands.