Welcome to Blue Willows Residential Aged Care Village
Managed by two Division 1 Nurses
Blue Willows Residential Aged Care Residence:
- thirty six standard rooms with private ensuites
- sixteen large rooms with private ensuites
- three suites comprising lounge room and kitchenette plus an adjoining large bedroom room with private ensuite. The suites are able to accommodate couples as well as individuals.
No Accommodation Bonds are applicable.
Blue Willows Residential Aged Care residence provides permanent as well as short term and extended respite residential care 24 hours, seven days a week.
Permanent Residential Care at Blue Willows
Fees commence at $680 per week. This fee includes residential accommodation, all personal care needs, meals, laundry and in house activities.
Short Term Residential Care at Blue Willows:
- there is convalescent care for the resident after leaving hospital
- there is respite care for the resident leaving home and allowing a Carer to take a break.
The following organisations fully or partly fund convalescent and respite stays at Blue Willows.
Fully funded short term stays
Department of Veterans' Affairs gold card holders are entitled to apply for:
- three weeks fully funded convalescent care for residents leaving hospital.
- four weeks fully funded respite care which enables Carers to have a break.
Blue Cross Community and Residential Services incorporating health insurance companies (convalescent care).
Fully or partly funded short term stays
Applications may be considered by the following organisations:
Villa Maria, Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre, Uniting Care Community Options, Baptcare, Rehability, Benetas, Annecto and others.
The Willows Supportive Care Village - ILUs
Twenty unique independent living villa units (with own land title) with 24 hour emergency call bell facilities to the adjacent Blue Willows aged care residence for immediate personal care support in case of emergencies.
Emergency care support what does this mean?
Emergency care support means a personal carer will go to the unit and provide immediate care with one of our Div 1 nurses also providing support either on site or by telephone depending on the emergency circumstance. Nominated family member will also be notified promptly of any concerns.
Residents value their independence and privacy but many enjoy the free of charge social life available to them within the Village. The Village Activities Coordinator organises weekly happy hours with live entertainment which incorporate celebrating special events throughout the year. Other activities include Tai Chi, bingo, word games, arts and craft, social club and the free Internet Kiosk for residents to access the internet.
Visiting personal Hairdressers, Podiatrist and Physiotherapist are also available via bookings and at a reasonable cost.
Weekly owners corporation fee of $57 covers building insurance and maintenance of each units exterior, common gardens, rubbish bin collection, emergency buzzers and smoke detector back up battery replacements and the daily administration management. Our maintenance person will carry out small maintenance jobs including changing light globes.