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The Australian Government pays for the majority of aged care services however there is an expectation that you will contribute to the cost of your care if you have the ability to do so.

How much you are asked to contribute depends on your financial situation, however the system is designed to ensure that everyone can access the care they need regardless of their circumstances.

Costs include:

  • A basic daily fee which covers day to day living costs such as meals, power and laundry costs
  • A means-tested care fee which is an additional contribution towards the cost of care that some people may be required to pay. The Department of Human Services (Centrelink) will advise if you are required to pay this fee based on an income and asset assessment.
  • An accommodation payment which is for your accommodation (room) in the home. The Australian Government will meet some or all of these costs, depending on the price agreed between you and ACH Group. Centrelink will advise based on the income and asset assessment.
  • Extra/optional service fees may be payable if you choose a higher standard of accommodation or additional services – these vary from home to home. Ask our Residential Admissions Team for more information about what extra services are available.
  • Amenity fee is a small daily charge fee that applies so that residents can access and use facilities to stay as active, healthy and connected as possible.  A daily Amenity Charge provides access to a full range of on-site facilities including:
    • Access to gymnasium with state-of-the-art equipment and a skilled personal trainer
    • Library access
    • Technology access – Guest Wi-Fi, iPad access, IT Hub use
    • Activity room – access to the room for group activities and as a venue for family celebrations/ events
    • Hairdressing salon onsite
    • Cafe facilities 
    • In-room telephone and calls

You can choose to pay your accommodation costs by:

  • a lump-sum Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) or
  • a periodic Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP),
  • or a combination of both.

The type of payment method which is most suitable for you will depend on your personal and financial circumstances and you may wish to consult a financial adviser before you make a decision. You have 28 days from the date of moving in to decide how you would like to pay.

Any other questions?

Please contact our Residential Admissions Team on (08) 8159 3530

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3 days ago
ACH Group

Congratulations to Support Worker, Nikki who this week received her 20 year Service Award from ACH Group!

Currently working with home care customers in the east of Adelaide, Nikki says " I love my job! What motivates me to come to work every day is knowing that I can support customers and make a difference in their lives. I also have a very supportive team which makes my job easier."

Pictured below with Service Delivery Team Leader East, Mel. On behalf of everyone at ACH Group, thank you Nikki for all your hard work and dedication in supporting older people to live good lives.
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Congratulations to Support Worker, Nikki who this week received her 20 year Service Award from ACH Group!

Currently working with home care customers in the east of Adelaide, Nikki says  I love my job! What motivates me to come to work every day is knowing that I can support customers and make a difference in their lives. I also have a very supportive team which makes my job easier.

Pictured below with Service Delivery Team Leader East, Mel. On behalf of everyone at ACH Group, thank you Nikki for all your hard work and dedication in supporting older people to live good lives.

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Congratulations Nikki 🎉

Congratulations Nic well done you legend

Congratulations Nick xx

Congratulations!! Awesome contribution. To another 10 years xx

Wow Nikki, ACH Group are very fortunate to have you. 20 years is an amazing contribution!

Congratulations, that’s fantastic xxoo

Congratulations Nick xx

Congratulations Nicola ❤️

Well done 20yrs congratulations

Congratulations Nikki

Congratulations Nikki

Congratulations Nikki. I know your hard work is much appreciated

Well done dear daughter.x

Thanx everyone

Whoo hoo…how much you get?

Well done !

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3 days ago
ACH Group

Resident Profile - Meet Petrie

Petrie has lived and travelled around Australia and overseas much of her life. Petrie was living in Holland before coming back to Australia again a few years ago to be close to her family here again. Petrie had been used to living in big houses with gardens but also in high-rise and apartment buildings in many different cities. She was very pleased to discover a similar apartment lifestyle option for her retirement when coming back to Adelaide. When she found Spence on Light, she fell in love with everything it offers: the cosmopolitan location, the beautiful sunset views from her balcony, the contemporary design of the apartment and friendly neighbours.

Petrie added “I don’t like traffic and I am used to good public transport, so this suits my lifestyle and not needing a car. I’m still working part time for myself and for the University of Adelaide which is walking distance. As I live on the top floor of Spence on Light, I feel as if I now have my own little penthouse.”

Petrie loves having easy access to all that Adelaide CBD has to offer culturally, plus the social interaction with other residents, but also enjoys her own space. She said “The beauty of living in an apartment is that you can be apart when you want to be. It’s so private and yet secure here!”
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Resident Profile - Meet Petrie 

Petrie has lived and travelled around Australia and overseas much of her life. Petrie was living in Holland before coming back to Australia again a few years ago to be close to her family here again. Petrie had been used to living in big houses with gardens but also in high-rise and apartment buildings in many different cities. She was very pleased to discover a similar apartment lifestyle option for her retirement when coming back to Adelaide. When she found Spence on Light, she fell in love with everything it offers: the cosmopolitan location, the beautiful sunset views from her balcony, the contemporary design of the apartment and friendly neighbours. 

Petrie added “I don’t like traffic and I am used to good public transport, so this suits my lifestyle and not needing a car. I’m still working part time for myself and for the University of Adelaide which is walking distance. As I live on the top floor of Spence on Light, I feel as if I now have my own little penthouse.” 

Petrie loves having easy access to all that Adelaide CBD has to offer culturally, plus the social interaction with other residents, but also enjoys her own space. She said “The beauty of living in an apartment is that you can be apart when you want to be. It’s so private and yet secure here!”
5 days ago
ACH Group

Located in the middle of McLaren Vale and surrounded by vineyards, ACH Group's Colton Court residential care home offers a welcoming and community feel where you can continue to live well. The cottages at Colton Court enable residents to live an almost independent life with their own living area, kitchen, bathroom, separate laundry and a private garden.

The highly qualified team of specialists including nurses, podiatrists, allied health professionals, speech pathologists, and dietitians offer individualised care to residents. With a focus on healthy ageing, there are plenty of social and wellbeing activities such as intergenerational programs with the local schools and kindergartens, book club, and singing.

Learn more: achgroup.org.au/location/mclaren-vale-residential-care-home/
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