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“With rooms overlooking our beautiful gardens and plenty of space to sit and relax, Kensington Park is a place to call home.”
Kensington Park is set in tranquil gardens and located just minutes from the city. Our care staff are professionally trained to care for residents with challenging behaviours and the symptoms of dementia.
For your peace of mind, we provide 24-hour care by registered nurses who are supported by a dedicated team of enrolled nurses and personal carers. We have the expertise to assist with complex care requirements, and will always discuss your care with you and your family.
In recognition of our exceptional standards of care and services, Kensington Park is fully accredited by the Australian Government. Our staff are committed to providing the highest quality care for older people with dementia, winning them Better Practice Award for an innovative project that improved behaviour management of residents with dementia.
Staying active and socialising is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Our activity program changes each month, but will always include bus trips and outings, arts and crafts, movie days and theme days. We have a number of volunteers supporting our home and have regular musical performances, fetes, raffles and visits from school groups
The tranquil gardens that surround the home provide a beautiful setting for outdoor barbecues, morning teas and concerts. There are always bus trips and special events to look forward to, and we welcome our residents’ families and loved ones to visit at any time.
Enjoying a variety of delicious, nutritionally balanced meals is an important part of maintaining good health. From our central kitchen, our executive chef, sous chef and dietician create menus that provide variety and maximum nutritional value without compromising on taste. We offer choices of hot and cold meals, cater for allergies, culturally-specific needs, and create a special menu for a theme day each month.
You can view some of our menu options by reading our What's on the menu? flyer.
The cost of aged care is dependent on your circumstances and is different for everyone. The cost of your care and accommodation at Kensington Park can include the following:
Basic daily fee
This covers living costs such as meals, power and laundry. For some people, this is the only fee they are required to pay.
This fee is set by the Department of Human Services at 85% of the single pension and is indexed in March and September each year. To read the latest schedule of fees and charges go to the Department of Health website.
Means-tested care fee
This is an additional contribution towards to the cost of your care that some people are required to pay, and is based on an assessment of your income and assets.
This charge covers your accommodation at Kensington Park and is based on an assessment of your income and assets.
You can choose to make your accommodation payments as either:
- a lump sum of what is called a 'refundable accommodation payment'
- a daily accommodation payment
- a combination of both
You can see the full list of accommodation charges for Kensington Park by downloading the accommodation pricing information factsheet.
We have more detailed information about the fees and charges and income and assets assessments in our fees and charges section.
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