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Germanus Kent House - Broome

Description

Germanus Kent House is located at 20 Dickson Drive, Broome WA 6725.

Built in 2008 with our residents comfort and care needs in mind, Germanus Kent House has all the features of a modern, state of the art facility while still incorporating the natural beauty and vibrant culture of the Kimberley region into its design. Broome’s distinct way of life is reflected in the house’s earthy tones and floor to ceiling windows, which let in the magnificent tropical light and display the surrounding landscaped gardens.

The name of this facility derives from the late St John of God Sister Germanus Kent, who spent four decades working amongst the Aboriginal people of the North West.  In her work, she became concerned about the lack of aged care facilities for indigenous people.  In September 1991, her dream was fulfilled when Germanus Kent House opened.  Southern Cross Care took over management of the facility in 2001 with a new building being built in 2008.

Germanus Kent House provides accommodation and support to 55 residents and is conveniently located near a supermarket, chemist, post office, bank, local medical centre and hospital.  It is only a short drive to the world renowned Cable Beach where white sand, turquoise water and red soil epitomise the beauty of the Australian outback.

We also provide short term respite accommodation, from one day to a number of weeks, providing peace of mind for carers.  It can also be an important step in the smooth transition of the care recipient into permanent placement in the care facility.

 

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Room A

Rooms 

Our well maintained single rooms are approximately 14m2 in size and feature a private ensuite and verandah off each room. They have been designed to create a warm, homelike environment and include a bedside table, built in wardrobe and personal storage space. For the comfort of our residents, the rooms feature individually controlled reverse cycle air-conditioning as well as an electronic high/low adjustable bed. All rooms offer easy access to the communal areas, outdoor areas and the nurses’ station.  

Size 

14m2

Common Areas 

There are a range of common areas which residents can access throughout Germanus Kent House. These spaces allow residents to take part in activities and socialise, or simply relax and enjoy quiet time with family and friends. Common spaces include a dining room, spacious lounge room, activities room and outdoor area.  The on-site chapel provides a place for quiet reflection, or residents can attend the regular mass services. Our home also includes a fully equipped hair salon and a therapy room where residents can receive specialist podiatry and physiotherapy.

Design Features 

Germanus Kent House has been purpose built to support residents with low, high and dementia specific needs. Design features that are of particular benefit to residents with dementia and/or mobility challenge include wide hallways, sensor floor mats and emergency call bells located throughout communal areas. 

Included Additional Services 

Our dedicated staff support our residents 24 hours a day through a variety of services including personal care, medication management and hotel services. We alsoreceive specialist support from allied health professionals.

We encourage residents to continue to use their current General Practitioner (GP) to receive ongoing quality care.  However, if your usual GP is unable to continue to provide care at Germanus Kent House, then staff will assist you to locate another GP who regularly visits.

At Germanus Kent House, we offer a range of daily activities such as entertainment, social activities and outings.  Most of our residents are from the local community and we provide them with the chance to receive culturally appropriate services to retain strong ties with their friends and family.

Room B

Rooms 

Our well maintained single rooms are approximately 14 m2 and feature a shared bathroom between two adjoining single rooms and a verandah off each room. They have been designed to create a warm, homelike environment and include a bedside table, built in wardrobe and personal storage space. For the comfort of our residents, the rooms feature individually controlled reverse cycle air-conditioning as well as an electronic high/low adjustable bed. All rooms offer easy access to the communal areas, outdoor areas and the nurses’ station.  

Size 

14m2

Common Areas 

There are a range of common areas which residents can access throughout Germanus Kent House. These spaces allow residents to take part in activities and socialise, or simply relax and enjoy quiet time with family and friends. Common spaces include a dining room, spacious lounge room, activities room and outdoor area.  The on-site chapel provides a place for quiet reflection, or residents can attend the regular mass services. Our home also includes a fully equipped hair salon and a therapy room where residents can receive specialist podiatry and physiotherapy.

Design Features 

Germanus Kent House has been purpose built to support residents with low, high and dementia specific needs. Design features that are of particular benefit to residents with dementia and/or mobility challenge include wide hallways, sensor floor mats and emergency call bells located throughout communal areas.    

Included Additional Services 

Our dedicated staff support our residents 24 hours a day through a variety of services including personal care, medication management and hotel services. We alsoreceive specialist support from allied health professionals.

We encourage residents to continue to use their current General Practitioner (GP) to receive ongoing quality care.  However, if your usual GP is unable to continue to provide care at Germanus Kent House, then staff will assist you to locate another GP who regularly visits.

At Germanus Kent House, we offer a range of daily activities such as entertainment, social activities and outings.  Most of our residents are from the local community and we provide them with the chance to receive culturally appropriate services to retain strong ties with their friends and family.

Room C

Rooms 

Our well maintained, spacious double rooms provide approximately 13 m2 of personal space for each resident and feature a shared ensuite and verandah off each room. They have been designed to create a warm, homelike environment and include a bedside table, built in wardrobe and personal storage space. For the comfort of our residents, the rooms feature individually controlled reverse cycle air-conditioning as well as an electronic high/low adjustable bed. All rooms offer easy access to the communal areas, outdoor areas and the nurses’ station.

Size 

13 m2

Common Areas 

There are a range of common areas which residents can access throughout Germanus Kent House. These spaces allow residents to take part in activities and socialise, or simply relax and enjoy quiet time with family and friends. Common spaces include a dining room, spacious lounge room, activities room and outdoor area.  The on-site chapel provides a place for quiet reflection, or residents can attend the regular mass services. Our home also includes a fully equipped hair salon and a therapy room where residents can receive specialist podiatry and physiotherapy.

Design Features 

Germanus Kent House has been purpose built to support residents with low, high and dementia specific needs. Design features that are of particular benefit to residents with dementia and/or mobility challenge include wide hallways, sensor floor mats and emergency call bells located throughout communal areas.    

Included Additional Services 

Our dedicated staff support our residents 24 hours a day through a variety of services including personal care, medication management and hotel services. We alsoreceive specialist support from allied health professionals.

We encourage residents to continue to use their current General Practitioner (GP) to receive ongoing quality care.  However, if your usual GP is unable to continue to provide care at Germanus Kent House, then staff will assist you to locate another GP who regularly visits.

At Germanus Kent House, we offer a range of daily activities such as entertainment, social activities and outings.  Most of our residents are from the local community and we provide them with the chance to receive culturally appropriate services to retain strong ties with their friends and family.

Pricing

Residential Aged Care Fees

When entering aged care, the Centrelink assessment of your assets and income determines what you may need to pay towards the cost of the accommodation and services. You may be asked to pay a basic daily fee, a means tested fee and an amount for your accommodation. The basic daily fee is to cover living expenses such as meals, power and laundry. The means tested care fee contributes to the cost of your care and you may also be asked to pay an accommodation contribution to either fully or partially cover the cost of your accommodation.

Paying for residential aged care can seem complex and we are here to help you navigate the options available to you based on your situation.

Accommodation Payment Options 

Residents have a choice on how they wish to pay for their accommodation. Residents are required to complete a Centrelink assessment which determines eligibility for Government financial assistance for their accommodation. 

  • Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD), which is an upfront amount paid by a resident for entry into residential care, or
  • Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP), which is a daily payment amount, or
  • A combination of RAD and DAP, which is where a resident makes an upfront payment of a portion of the RAD and the remainder is paid as a DAP. For illustrative purposes, this has been shown in the table below as 50% RAD and 50% DAP.


The table below shows the RAD and DAP costs as well as the figures of a 50% RAD and 50% DAP.

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Please note these figures relate to accommodation costs only.

There are a number of options or combinations in which to pay for accommodation at Germanus Kent House. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Contact us

Phone: 1300 669 189
 

Fax: 9282 9999

Postal Address: PO Box 45, BROOME WA 6725

E-mail: info@scrosswa.org.au

 

Location 20 Dickson Drive BROOME WA 6725