Bedingfeld Park provides accommodation for the frail aged who have been approved for residential care or respite care by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)
The facility has individual suites, comprising a bedroom with ensuite bathroom, suitable for residents with low care, high care and palliative care needs. Nearly all suites have direct access to garden areas.
Residents can age in place and remain at Bedingfeld Park as their care needs change.
Bedingfeld Park has a secure wing (Alcoa Unit) for residents with dementia or behavioural needs. There are 10 suites, comprising a bedroom and ensuite bathroom. The Alcoa Unit has its own lounge area, dining room and delightful secure garden courtyard.
Bedingfeld Park can provide short-term respite care for people who are living in the community and cared for by family and friends. An assessment for eligibility by the Aged Care Assessment Team is required. The respite room can be booked in advance to assist family members to take a break from their caring responsibilities.
Health and Wellness
Staff is rostered 24hrs a day, 7 days a week to assist residents with activities of daily living. All staff employed at Bedingfeld Park as Carers have obtained, as a minimum, their Certificate 3 in Aged Care and have provided a current national police clearance. Each resident has a call bell situated in their bedroom and ensuite to ensure assistance is close at hand if needed. Several Registered and Enrolled Nurses are employed at Bedingfeld Park. Their role is to assess resident’s care needs, develop care plans in consultation with the resident and family and provide specific clinical nursing to residents whilst providing support for carers.
Nursing staff advocate for residents with their medical practitioners to ensure the residents remain at optimum health. Residents can choose to remain with their own doctor or can be seen by the doctor from a Pinjarra surgery who visits the facility weekly. Bedingfeld Park also provides access for residents to Podiatry, Physiothery, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy professionals as required. Bedingfeld Park has access to other services such as the Residential Care Line and Peel, Rockingham and Kwinana Mental Health for older People service.
Bedingfeld Park employs Activity staff who, with assistance from Occupational Therapists, engage residents in activities such as craft, bingo, walks, social outings, exercises, cards, garden club, pampering, cooking and many other varied activities. There are several lounge rooms situated throughout the facility, all with large televisions. Movies from our vast collection are regularly shown.
Happy Hour is held every Friday afternoon in the main lounge, usually with entertainment provided by a variety of local groups, singers, dancers, magicians and performers.
The Activity Team are supported by several valued volunteers who assist with conducting outings and in-house activities.
Through the generosity of Lotterywest, Bedingfeld has a 20 seater Coaster bus which provides residents with a host of opportunities to get involved in community life and attend activities such as appointments, shopping, visiting other facilities and sightseeing. The bus has been modified to hold wheelchairs.
Each suite has access to a telephone connection. Residents can make arrangements with Telstra to have a telephone connected to their room. The resident has their own phone number. Internet access is also available through this service.
Bedingfeld Park has a hairdressing salon in the facility. Experienced hairdressers visit weekly and offer a full range of hairdressing options to meet the needs of our residents.
Bedingfeld Park has a multi-denominational chapel which is available for all residents to use. We have a monthly church service facilitated by the various church congregations in Pinjarra.
Bedingfeld Park provides all bedroom and bathroom linen for residents with personal clothing being laundered in-house by our Laundry staff.
Fees and charges
Fees and Charges are an important contribution to the care and accommodation provided by Bedingfeld Park. The Commonwealth Government remains the primary source of Care funding.
These Fees and Charges are determined by the Department of Health and Ageing based on your ability to pay and individual circumstances at time of admission. Each quarter the Department produces a Schedule of Resident Fees and Charges. Your admission options can vary greatly based on your individual circumstances.
Residents have 28 days to choose how they wish to pay for their accommodation. Residents can choose to pay for their accommodation by a refundable deposit, a daily payment or a combination of both.
A refundable deposit is paid as a lump sum amount.
A daily payment accrues daily and is paid periodically, for example fortnightly.
A combination payment includes both a partial lump sum and daily payments.
Depending on individual asset information / declaration, the Maximum Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) is $500,000
Effective (1 January 2020 to 31 March 2020) Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR) is 4.91%. This rate changes 1 July, 1 October, 1 January and 1 April each year)
Maximum Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) is $67.26
We recommend speaking to your Financial Adviser as we can only provide basic information. The Government's website My Aged Care provides helpful information about all services regarding aged care.
How is the basic daily fee rate worked out?
For new residents, the maximum basic daily fee is 85% of the single person rate of the basic Aged Pension. Further information on the Aged Pension and a full list of current rates is available on the Department of Human Services website. If you are a veteran, you may be eligible for assistance from the Department of Veterans' Affairs. For more information, contact Department of Veterans Affairs on 133 254 or 1800 555 254.
Daily Care Fees (Residential Care)
All residents in aged care, including respite residents, are required to pay a basic daily care fee as a contribution towards their care and living expenses. The current daily care fee is $51.63 per day. The daily fee for all residents equates to 85% of the basic single age pension.
Daily Care Fees (Home Care)
The maximum basic daily fee for Home Care Services is $10.63.
Means Tested Care Fee (Income tested Fee)
Residents (other than respite residents) may be asked to pay care co-contribution fees depending on their income and their assets. The Government sets the amount a resident must pay direct to the aged care provider and reduces the care subsidies paid to the Provider by the same amount. The care co-contribution is capped at $27,532.59 a year and $66,078.27 over your lifetime. This cap includes payments from community care and home care.
Aged care means test assessments, including deemed income and exemptions, is available on the Department Human Services website. For more information about how residential aged care can affect Centrelink payments, contact the Department of Human Services Centrelink directly on 132 300.
Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)
This is a lump sum payment for accommodation in an aged care home and is fully refundable when you leave the residence. This is the price of a room, in lump sum form, that residents have agreed with the provider to pay. Residents can pay the RAD in full or they can pay via a combination of a smaller RAD and a Daily Accommodation Payment DAP.
Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)
The DAP is calculated as a daily cost that is charged monthly if the RAD has not been paid in full. The DAP is calculated as a percentage of the remaining RAD.
For example, if the RAD on a room is $500,000 and no RAD is paid, then the resident will pay $67.26 as a DAP (based on the current 4.91% interest rate). ($500,000 X 4.91%) divided by 365 = $67.26 DAP.
Please note, in most circumstances, a percentage of the RAD is required as a deposit on the date of entry.
Combination of RAD and DAP
Residents can elect to pay a combination of a RAD and a DAP. For example, on a room with a RAD of $400,000, the resident can pay $100,000 upfront and the remaining $300,000 as a DAP. In this scenario the DAP would be $40.36 per day