Location of Service
442-448 Marrickville Road,
Marrickville NSW 2204
Ph: 02 9089 8000
Located within easy walking distance to Marrickville and Dulwich Hill stations with bus stops at the door.
From 1 July 2014 people entering permanent aged care may be required to pay an accommodation payment, in addition to the basic daily care fees and means tested care fee (if applicable).
Your personal financial situation will determine the level of accommodation payment you may need to pay. People with limited assets and income may have their accommodation payment fully or partially subsidised by the Government. An asset and income assessment form should be completed and sent to Centrelink or the Department of Veteran Affairs before entering permanent care to ensure the correct accommodation payment is determined for you by the aged care home.
The accommodation payments (if applicable to you) are payable as either Refundable Accommodation Deposits (RAD) or Daily Accommodation Payments (DAP) or a combination of both. Accommodation payments are capped at the maximum RAD or DAP equivalent shown on our website, see below, or advertised on the MyAgedCare website.
Refundable Accommodation Deposits (RAD) are made as a lump sum of the negotiated accommodation price, whilst Daily Accommodation Payments are charged as daily payments and are billed in advance each month. If payment is made by a RAD then the full accommodation deposit will be returned when you leave our home, less any allowed charges that are outstanding at this time. If you decide to make your accommodation payment by way of a combination of both a RAD and DAP and your DAP payments are not being met then any outstanding DAP’s may be taken from the held lump sum amount (RAD). It should be noted that by doing so it will increase the level of DAP payments by the reduced RAD amount held to ensure equivalence to the original accommodation payment price agreed upon at entry.
It is important to note that these prices have been derived to represent the maximum charges applicable for our accommodation, all prices are negotiable to meet your personal financial situation. We are dedicated to providing accommodation to all people requiring clinical care and support with daily living within an aged care home environment, regardless of their financial position. There are strong protections in place to ensure that no-one is denied entry to aged care homes, therefore the level of accommodation payment that you are asked to pay, if anything at all, will be based on your personal circumstances.
The current maximum accommodation payments and accommodation types for our Acacia Centre are;
|Room Type||Room Features||Maximum Per Room||Room Average m2 (excluding ensuite)||Number of Rooms in this Group||Maximum RAD||Equivalent Maximum DAP||Combination Example RAD at 50%||Combination Example DAP at 50%|
|Premium||Single with No Ensuite||1||Average of 9.6m2||14||$350,000||$54.66||$175,000||$27.33
|Superior||Double & Triple with Shared Ensuite||3||Double average is 14m2, Triple average is 20.9m2||10 Doubles and 2 Triples||$325,000||$50.75||$162,500||$25.38|
|Classic||Double & Quadruple with Private Ensuite||4||Double is 13.7m2 and Quadruple is 49.1m2||1 Double and 1 Quadruple||$275,000||$42.95||$137,500||$21.47
|Standard||Double, Triple & Quadruple with No Ensuite||4||Double average is 17.5m2, Triple average is 22.8m2, Quadruple average is 36.4m2||11 Doubles, 16 Triples and 22 Quadruples||$250,000||$39.04||$125,000||$19.52
Key Features Statement
Acacia Centre features many comfortable and private dining, sitting and lounge areas. There is a sense of community within the home, spread over three wings and with a cultural mix of residents and staff with clusters groups from Greece, Portugal and China. There are beautiful gardens at the front of the home, with plenty of sitting areas to rest and enjoy the sun.
Our Banksia wing is a residence of heritage interest within the community. Built in the early 1900’s with extensions in the late 1900’s the original home was a Federation Arts & Crafts mansion. There are many beautiful features remaining from the original design such as lead light windows, some rooms with bay window seats, ornate fireplaces and high ornate ceilings. There are some warm and private dining and lounge areas that include some of these beautiful architectural features. There are many very generous rooms available in this wing that look onto our lovely gardens.
In our Grevillea wing there is a wonderful atrium area radiating with natural light, where there is a captivating sense of community where residents, relatives and friends get together and enjoy activities or just enjoy the company of others. This is a central hub to the entire centre where residents enjoy their meals. There are some lovely ‘studio’ rooms that lead into the atrium area
Our Waratah wing is a Victorian home that has all accommodation and nursing services located on a single floor. It allows for a lounge and dining area at the front of the home and many large rooms.
There are also a variety of activity rooms throughout the centre where residents can get involved in the many activities held such as our ‘Fit as a Fiddle’ exercise program, Art Club, bingo, table and floor games, cooking group, beauty care, arts & crafts, movies, ‘Happy Hour’ and sing-a-longs. We also hold on a regular basis Greek, Portuguese and Chinese morning teas with visits from the different community groups such as the Catholic Church and Greek community groups. Additionally we also have in-house concerts plus a variety of interesting & community based bus outings throughout the week.
We have a couple of local hairdressers who visits our facility on a regularly basis throughout the week and provide services for a nominal fee.
All beds have a nurse call pendant for 24/7 nursing care and each room has the ability to have a private phone installed for a minimal cost. Phones are supplied by us and an external number will be provided once this has been established. Some rooms have air conditioning, fans and/or heating.
Newspapers are delivered to the home daily for our residents use in our common areas, or you can have your own papers or magazines delivered as often as you like for a nominal charge.
We encourage residents to bring in small items of furnishings and pictures to remind them of home, should they so wish.
Rooms in this class are located throughout our three wings. They provide for single accommodation with no ensuite, but most have a shared bathroom next door to the room. Each room has electric beds, bedside locker, over-bed tray, wardrobes and high back chairs and visitors chairs. The rooms and furnishings are in good condition.
Rooms in this class are located in our Grevillea wing. They are mostly double rooms that overlook our atrium area with shared ensuite, electric beds, bedside locker, over-bed tray, wardrobes and high back chairs and visitors chairs. The rooms and furnishings are in good condition.
Rooms in this class are located in our Waratah wing. They provide for large rooms accommodating up to four people, with private ensuite, electric beds, bedside locker, over-bed tray, wardrobes and high back chairs and visitors chairs. The rooms and furnishings are in good condition.
Rooms in this class are located throughout our three wings. They provide for twin, triple and quadruple share accommodation with no ensuite, with a communal bathroom in the vicinity of the room. Each room has electric beds, bedside locker, over-bed tray, wardrobes and high back chairs and visitors chairs. The rooms and furnishings are in good condition. There are some very large rooms in this group of accommodation with some beautiful design features and private balcony in our Banksia wing whilst others in our Grevillea wing overlooking the bright atrium area.
Please contact us to discuss the availability of rooms and beds within our home and to discuss your personal situation.