Residential Care

JE Murray Home

Community

We take every opportunity to embrace our local community. We understand that community ties are important and encourage consumers to get involved and stay connected. Throughout the year we invite the wider community into our home to celebrate events such as birthdays, holidays and special occasions.

Our Home

The J E Murray Home has five wings, each wing has its own kitchen, dining and living areas which provide a familiar home-style setting for residents. All rooms are single rooms with a private en-suite attached. We encourage residents to personalise their rooms by bringing personal items and those special mementos that we all gather through life.

Residential Care

The JE Murray Home is a fully accredited 78-bed residential care facility for consumers who require high care and low care. This also includes a dedicated Residential Respite Bed. We strive to provide a comfortable, enjoyable place to live while also providing the security of 24-hour clinical care.

Services and Amenities

At the J E Murray Home we are committed to the well-being of our consumers.  We assess each consumer’s individual needs and provide numerous specialised therapies to help maintain health and independence. 

Consumers receive full assistance with personal care which includes, but is not limited to showering, medications and mobility assistance. A range of assessments are undertaken on admission and as required from health professionals including Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, and Speech Pathologist. Consumers can also benefit from weekly visits from General Practitioners to their room, if they so wish

We provide a full complement of meals, all cooked fresh daily, onsite in our kitchens by qualified caterers.  In addition, we provide full domestic assistance (cleaning and laundry service) and many other amenities designed to make life enriching. A range of optional social activities are available that cater for a number of interests including exercises, bingo, craft, gardening, indoor bowls, and quizzes.

Staff

Our complement of qualified, skilled staff is made up of:
Operations Manager - Oversees the administration of the organisation
Care Manager - Management of Clinical staff and support for RNs and ENs
Registered Nurses - Ensure around the clock provision of clinical care
Enrolled Nurses - Daily cover
Personal Carers - All have a minimum of a Certificate 3 in Aged Care
OT – Occupational Therapist
OTAs - Occupational Therapy Assistants
Domestic Staff - Cleaners and Laundry staff

Accommodation Pricing

Our current maximum refundable accommodation deposit is deposit range is $325,000 to $395,000 and our maximum daily accommodation payment is $64.28. This is subject to change in line with the MPIR (Maximum Permissible Interest Rate).

The Department of Health website has a Residential Care Fee Estimator which can help you estimate the fees and charges you may be asked to pay while living in an aged care home.
Government assistance eligibility for Consumers entering care after 1 July 2014 is determined by a means testing assessment involving a combined income and asset test. If you feel that you qualify for assistance you can obtain advice of your eligibility either from Centrelink or DVA.

Residents can choose how they pay the agreed accommodation price as per the pricing list below:

  • either as a lump sum refundable deposit, similar to an accommodation bond, this is called a Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)
  • periodic payment, called a Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)
  • or a combination of both.

A new Resident has up to 28 days to choose how they are going to pay the agreed accommodation price. We recommend that you seek financial advice when making this important decision. In cases where no lump sum payment is received, or when the combination option is selected, Dale Cottages may require the resident to complete the guarantee and indemnity provisions in the agreement.
You can find more information on our rooms and our pricing structure on the My Aged Care Website.

To find out more about the J E Murray Home contact us by phone (08) 9497 3200 or email info@dalecottages.org

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