GLAICA House

GLAICA House

GLAICA House in Flora Parade, Tuncurry is a 146 bed “Ageing in Place” facility where the care level increases as the resident’s care needs increase. There are two (2) secure dementia units catering for the needs of 45 residents. Our resident suites are very spacious and have TV, telephone and Nurse Call Facilities. All meals are cooked onsite in our very well serviced and modern kitchen area.

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 9.30am-5.00pm.
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 10.00am-2.00pm.
Visitors are required to be COVID safe.

Services and Activities

  • General Hostel Rooms have garden views and look out over the surrounding district
  • All dining areas are air-conditioned and tables of four are set-up. Family members are also able to be catered for with advance notice.
  • Two rooms can be made available as motel suites for relatives/friends who wish to stay on site with meals available.
  • Physiotherapy services onsite.
  • Entertainment Centre the hub – with word games, singing, carpet bowls, bingo and all sorts of trivia happening.
  • Regular outings for coffee and other places of interest.
  • Hairdressing salon onsite.
  • Regular Church services from various denominations.
  • Underground parking for resident cars or mobility scooters.
  • BBQ facilities which are freely available for use by residents and their families.
  • “The Little Shop” for residents to purchase small personal items and sweets & treats (open every Monday) as well as a shop trolley that visits each suite every Wednesday.
  • A number of outdoor areas with pathways and seats along with shade sails to enable residents and families some quiet time outdoors.

Tasman Suites

  • Single Rooms & double rooms provided.
  • All rooms have garden views and look out over the surrounding district.
  • All rooms are air-conditioned and have excellent window furnishings.
  • Residents have access to dining/lounge rooms plus 4 sitting areas totalling 320m2.
  • The lounge and dining areas and sitting areas are well finished in regards to feature walls and window coverings and also have various bush, garden and panoramic vista of the locality.
  • Two balconies are located on this level for residents to take in the view of the native vegetation.

Location

Fees You May Pay

The Australian Government pays for the bulk of aged care in Australia, but as with all aged care services, you may be asked by your service provider to contribute to the cost of your care.

Depending on your income and assets you may be asked to pay a means-tested care fee. This is an additional contribution towards the cost of care that some people may be required to pay. It contributes to your day-to-day care costs such as nursing and personal care.

Other fees you may be asked to pay

We may also ask you to pay one or more of the following fees:

  • A basic daily fee: This covers living costs such as meals, power and laundry. For some people this is the only fee they are required to pay. Effective from 20 September 2020 the Maximum Basic Daily Care Fee is $52.25.
  • An accommodation payment: This is for your accommodation in the home. Some people will have their accommodation costs met in full or part by the Australian Government, while others will need to pay the accommodation price agreed with the aged care home. The Department of Human Services will advise which applies to you based on an assessment of your income and assets.

How much means-tested care fee will I be asked to pay?

The amount you pay will depend on your income and assets; however, there are limits in place.

If you are not required to pay the means-tested care fee, the Australian Government will pay the full cost of your care.

There are annual and lifetime caps that apply to the means-tested care fee. Once these caps are reached you cannot be asked to pay any more means-tested care fees.

How do I work out if I may be asked to pay a means-tested care fee?

You can call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 to help you estimate the fees and charges you may have to pay towards your residential aged care. Before you call you should have your financial information ready, especially details of your various forms of income and assets.

How are my income and assets assessed?

Everyone entering an aged care home for the first time from 1 July 2014 will need to complete and lodge an income and assets assessment form which will be used to determine their costs. You must lodge this form even if you currently receive a means-tested income support payment from Centrelink or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (such as the Age Pension or the Service Pension).

The Australian Government will conduct your income and asset assessment. They will advise you and the aged care home of the maximum means-tested care fee, if any, your service provider can ask you to pay.

If you do not complete and lodge the application form, you can be asked by your service provider to pay the maximum daily means-tested fee and/or an accommodation payment. Also, you would not be eligible for any Australian Government assistance towards your aged care home costs.

Will my means-tested care fee change over time?

Yes, your means-tested care fee may change. If your income and assets change, your assessment will be updated. The Australian Government will let you and your provider know if your means-tested care fees have changed. If your assessment reduces, you may receive a refund from your aged care home. If your assessment increases you may be asked to pay more; however, this will not be back-dated.

What if my financial circumstances change?

If your income or assets change during the assessment period, you should advise the Department of Human Services or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Annual and Lifetime caps

There are annual and lifetime caps that apply to the means-tested care fee for aged care. Once these caps are reached, you cannot be asked by your service provider to pay any more means-tested care fees.

Any income-tested care fee paid in a Home Care Package will also count towards your annual and lifetime caps.

The Australian Government will pay your means-tested care fee for you after you have reached these caps.

The Australian Government will notify you and your service provider once you have reached the annual or lifetime cap.

Annual Cap

The maximum means-tested care fee you can be asked to pay each year is $28,087.41. This cap is indexed.

Once this cap is reached, you cannot be asked to pay any more means-tested care fees until the next anniversary of the date of your first entry into an aged care home. You may still be asked by your service provider to pay the basic daily fee and your agreed accommodation costs.

Lifetime Cap

The maximum means-tested care fee you may be asked to pay is $67,409.85 in your lifetime. This cap is indexed.

When you have reached this lifetime cap, you cannot be asked to pay any more means-tested care fees. You may still be asked by your service provider to pay the basic daily fee and your agreed accommodation costs.

COMBINATION 50% RAD AND DAP
SUITES Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)
4.10%
RAD DAP 4.10%
TASMAN $ $ $ $
Doubles Suite 550,000.00 61.78 280,000.00 31.45
Large Suite 450,000.00 50.55 225,000.00 25.27
Single Suite 400,000.00 44.93 200,000.00 22.47
BORONIA SOUTH 350,000.00 39.32 175,000.00 19.66
BORONIA NORTH 350,000.00 39.32 175,000.00 19.66
BANKSIA EAST 350,000.00 39.32 175,000.00 19.66
BANKSIA WEST 350,000.00 39.32 175,000.00 19.66
ACACIA SOUTH 350,000.00 39.32 175,000.00 19.66
ACACIA NORTH 350,000.00 39.32 175,000.00 19.66
GRIVILLEA EAST 350,000.00 39.32 175,000.00 19.66
GRIVILLEA WEST 350,000.00 39.32 175,000.00 19.66
ACACIA SOUTH
(overlooking the plant area)
300,000.00 33.70 150,000.00 16.85

Respite Services