Guide to Aged Care
Princes Court is a vibrant community, where all involved contribute to a happy, caring & safe place to live at our Mildura retirement village.
HOW MUCH DOES AN AGED CARE HOME COST?
Moving into an aged care residence is a really big decision and it’s important you have a good understanding of the fees and costs associated. Everyone’s circumstances are a little bit different, so costs will vary depending on your particular situation.
Call our team on (03) 5022 1022 to discuss the costs associated with moving to our Mildura retirement village. We can also help plan for when you or a loved one is ready to move to our Mildura aged care home at some point in the future.
Care & support services
There are many ways we provide Mildura aged care services at home. We offer a full range of aged care and support services in Mildura and surrounds to enable you to live independently in your own home, tailoring the services you receive to meet your goals and needs.
Independent retirement living
AT THE Village
Facilities, freedom, and support to do as much or as little as you like. The 2-and 3-bedroom architecturally-designed units at our Mildura retirement village are in the heart of town, immersed in beautifully landscaped gardens, so you can live your retirement your way.
Residential care IN OUR
Our Mildura retirement villages boast a warm and welcoming community. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and courtyards in the heart of Mildura, our well-established secure homes offer long and short-term aged care in Mildura for people who need daily additional support in residential, respite, dementia, or palliative care.
FEES AND CHARGES FOR ACCESSING CARE
Fees and charges are regulated by the Federal Government and additional information can be found on the My Aged Care website. These fee structures are explained briefly below:
RESIDENTS RECEIVING CARE
Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD): The RAD for those residents, where it is applicable, will pay to the facility a maximum of $375,000.
You may be entitled to some funding from the government to move into one of our Mildura aged care homes. This is through government’s MyAgedCare (MAC) system. It can be a little confusing and so we are happy to talk you through any questions that you may have.
How does it all work?
The Australian Government’s My Aged Care works by looking at each person’s individual situation, and assigning you funding for the support you need. You can then choose who you want providing those services for you.
If you meet the Australian Government’s eligibility criteria you will be able to access a great variety of government funded aged care services – from basic in-home help right through to full-service aged care homes.
When you let MAC know that Princes Court is your preferred provider, they’ll direct your funding to us, so we can commence your services.
It’s simple to get started
Frequently asked questions
We know making the decision to move into an aged care home can be an emotional time.
Perhaps everyday tasks have become difficult, or you no longer feel confident about coping on your own. Maybe you’ve had a fall or illness which requires ongoing care or a short stay in one of residences to make a full recovery.
Contact our Mildura aged care team on 03 5022 1022 to have a chat about your options, or to book a tour of Princes Court retirement village in Mildura.
Princes Court offers several Mildura aged care services to suit your needs including low and high care needs, residential dementia care and memory support, respite care, and palliative care.
Moving into an aged care residence is a big decision and it’s important you have a good understanding of the fees and costs associated. Everyone’s circumstances are a little bit different, so costs will vary depending on your situation.
Call our team on 5022 1022 to discuss the costs associated with moving to our Mildura retirement village. We can also help plan for when you or a loved one is ready to move at some point in the future.
For more information on government funding click here.
Each resident at our Mildura retirement village enjoys the privacy of their own spacious room which includes their own ensuite. All of the buildings at Princes Court Homes are of a high living standard and improvements are continuous with a refurbishment program in place. Our Mildura aged care residents enjoy home cooked style meals that are prepared in our own kitchen, with meals catering for those with special dietary requirements. The wonderful interactive atmosphere of our large dining room allows residents a social dining experience.
Understanding when the “time is right” can be challenging but there are some signs that occur to indicate when the time is right to consider long term assistance.
Sometimes the need to discuss additional support happens suddenly, following a fall, illness or stroke. In other instances you might notice the decline in health over a period of time. It’s important to speak with family members about your wishes when the time comes to seek additional support services at home.
It’s important to remember that no two people are the same. Memory loss and/or dementia symptoms vary between person and person. Early warning signs include:
- Sudden or gradual memory loss
- Withdrawal from social activities
- Difficulty completing everyday tasks
- Mood changes, out of the norm for that person
If you are concerned about your loved one’s memory loss, the first step is to consult their GP who can make the correct diagnosis and provide advice to assist your decision on any future actions.
Carers need a break too!
Caring for our loved ones can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging. Information and services are available to support you and your elderly family members so that you can continue to provide the best support possible. It’s important to look after your own health and wellbeing as well, in some instances respite can provide you with a chance to take a break.
Princes Court Homes offers two respite beds which can be booked for short term access to residential care. It can also be an excellent way for your loved one to “test the water” and experience what their lives could be like in this caring environment. This aged care service is well used so please don’t leave it to the last moment.
What to do next?
Determining the type of aged care and eligibility is the first step in accessing residential care. Both of these criteria are assessed by your local Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT); your GP or a hospital social worker can make a referral to receive an assessment.
Additional Information is available by arranging a meeting with our Client Liason Officer, in the mean time our Director of Nursing Care is available to talk with families who might have some additional questions.
Princes Court Homes provides care to suit your needs.
Our Mildura retirement village offers long and short-term care for people with low to high or complex needs. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and courtyards, the secure site accommodates 98 permanent and two respite residents.
Aged care residents are supported by a dedicated team of qualified and well-trained staff and have access to allied health professionals. Our staff and volunteers organise a wide range of activities and social events, visiting entertainment, and community outings.