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Frequently asked questions – Retirement Living

We understand that you may have a lot of questions to ask, here you’ll find some of the most commonly asked questions.

Depending on your needs and preferences, there is a choice
of either 1, 2 or 3 bedroom homes located across Adelaide,
the Fleurieu Peninsula and East Melbourne.

We have a range of units available to suit most budgets and
lifestyles. Homes range from approximately $75,000 – $550,000
depending on the location and amenities. Flexible finance options
are available as well as tailored ownership options to cover the
costs of future housing, health or home support services.

For complete peace of mind, all ACH Group independent living
homes comes with a full maintenance and gardening service
(excluding rear yards) including 24 hour emergency call outs.
A fortnightly fee covers:
– Repairs and maintenance to your unit
– Council rates
– Water rates and usage
– Emergency Services Levy
– Building insurance
– Gardening and maintenance of common grounds,
including painting and gutter cleaning
– Unit inspections including service of air conditioner filters and
smoke detectors.

Yes, you can choose from a range of contract options to suit your
budget and circumstances. Plus, tailored ownership options are
now available to help cover any future housing, health or home
support services.
Please refer to the Contract Options Sheet for more information.

Yes – ACH Group allows you to move in prior to the settlement of
your home to help ease the stress of moving (subject to terms and
conditions).

ACH Group homes are pet friendly; we welcome your small pet
in most locations.

ACH Group homes are set amidst private, tranquil surroundings
with the right balance of private and social spaces. Most units have
a garage attached, or a carport/parking space located close by.
Most units also have easy care and private back gardens, giving you
the opportunity to make your mark on your own new space.

ACH Group can offer a ‘subject to sale’ clause in your contract,
which allows you 90 days to sell your current home. We can also
offer expert advice to help downsize and move from your old home,
as we understand that it can be stressful and emotional when you
have a lifetime of possessions and memories to pack up.

Rent assistance is available in certain circumstances, but you will
need to check with Centrelink. We can guide you through this.

ACH Group’s maintenance team will take care of *gardening and
maintenance services for you. Plus, with 65 years experience in
aged care, ACH Group can put you in touch with support services
to optimise your health and wellbeing and keep you as independent
as possible. (*Excludes rear yard)

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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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