Jeremiah Donovan House – Forrestfield
About Jeremiah Donovan House
Jeremiah Donovan House is an aged care accommodation located in natural bushland at the foot of the Darling Scarp, providing a high level of care to its 65 residents. Situated only 2 kilometres from the Forrestfield Forum Shopping Centre, the residential care home has easy access to a supermarket, chemist, post office, bank and medical centre. It is co-located with the Donovan Retirement Village and Donovan Respite Centre. The site was refurbished in 2018 and supports residents with high care needs and also provides temporary respite care.
The team at our residential aged care home works round the clock to enhance the quality of life for all residents. We offer a full range of services including nursing care, medication management, personal care, hospitality services and dementia support services. Residents also receive support from allied health professionals.
Caring for someone with dementia can be challenging. At our aged care home, residents living with dementia have regular visits from our Dementia Specialist team who assess, review and provide individual dementia support. They work closely with family members and staff to develop a dementia care plan, tailored to their individual needs to ensure the resident is comfortable, safe and happy in their surroundings.
Our care services
- On-site nursing care by a qualified registered nurse on all shifts and ongoing staff assistance 24 hours a day
- Medication management
- Active lifestyle programs for social activities, hobbies and companionship
- Personal care and support with all activities of daily living
- Tailored Care Plans for individual needs
- Palliative and End of Life care
- Pastoral and spiritual care
- Access to Allied Health services e.g. podiatry, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech therapy
We also provide a comprehensive range of services tailored to each of our residents’ individual needs including:
- Falls management
- Pain management
- Continence management
Beneficial design features
Jeremiah Donovan House was built with wide hallways and motion sensor lighting in residents’ bathrooms. Emergency call bells are located in each bedroom, bathroom and communal areas. Our residential aged care home has outdoor courtyards that provide our residents with a secure and safe environment where they can participate in a range of activities.
There are several common areas where residents can take part in activities, socialise, or simply relax and enjoy time with visitors. Common areas include a dining room, a spacious lounge room, indoor and outdoor sitting areas and kitchen facilities. The spaces are comfortable and well-furnished so that the residents and their families can enjoy and feel at home.
There is also a peaceful chapel which provides a place for quiet reflection. Our home also features a sensory garden which has been designed to stimulate the senses of those living with dementia.
We understand the importance of nutritious and balanced meals for our residents’ wellbeing. Fresh meals are cooked daily on-site by our experienced chefs and cooks. The menus at our residential aged care change to reflect seasonality and are assessed by a dietician for suitability and nutritional value including recommended dietary intake.
Special dietary requirements are also catered for along with regular special events such as Birthdays, Christmas, Melbourne Cup and Valentine’s Day.
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At a time when things really need to be simple, they can get complicated.
That’s why we have friendly care advisors who are able to provide you with more information and can visit you at home or in the hospital.
Call 1300 669 189 today to book your appointment.
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.
Payment options defined
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.
|Room Type||RAD 100%||DAP 100%||50% RAD / 50% DAP|
/ $53.19 per day
/ $47.87 per day
Please note these figures relate to accommodation costs only.
There are a number of options or combinations in which to pay for accommodation at Jeremiah Donovan House. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
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