Frequently asked questions about Korongee
We’re excited to receive lots of calls and requests for information about Korongee as our opening date (set for the end of July this year!) draws closer.
And we thought it would be useful to list here some of the most common questions people are asking us about Korongee:
How do I apply to stay at Korongee?
We will be seeking applications from the end of April 2020 and the process is the same as it is to apply to live at any aged care facility.
The steps to follow are:
You will need the following documents for your application to stay at Korongee:
- A generic application from the Department of Health and Ageing or contact Glenview on (03) 6277 8800 to obtain this form
- Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) assessment. Contact the ACAT Team on 1800 200 422 to book your assessment
- Assets and Income Assessment Form (Form SA 457) – these need to be submitted to Centrelink. Once the assessment has been completed, Centrelink will provide you with a letter, and you will supply a copy of that letter to Glenview
- Power of Attorney and/or Enduring Guardianship forms
Please get in touch with Glenview once you are ready or if you have any questions about the application process.
As part of the application process, you will be asked to fill in a lifestyle profile to determine which house is most suitable for you.
The questionnaire results match you with a home that is most reminiscent of your lifestyle, as well as what you value most.
Sharing a home with people from a similar background means you can enjoy the company of like-minded people whose values you share.
What types of rooms are available at Korongee?
There are 12 houses at Korongee, with each containing eight private bedrooms for residents.
Each house has its own living and dining area, as well as a kitchen for preparing and serving up meals.
Every bedroom has its own ensuite.
All rooms are large in size and cost $500,000.
There are also extra-large rooms available for $550,000.
This can be paid as a lump sum, which is the Residential Accommodation Deposit (RAD), a rental-style daily accommodation fee (DAP), or a combination of both.
If you choose to pay an amount as a lump sum, any unused money is refundable upon leaving Korongee.
The amount that you may be asked to pay is negotiable, based on your financial position, i.e. income and assets. In some circumstances, the Government may be able to assist with all or some of these fees.
* Regardless of the maximum pricing that we are mandated to publish, we encourage you to come and talk with us about accommodation pricing and the options that are available to you.
We want to make sure that everyone has access to the quality dementia care provided at Korongee, regardless of capacity to pay.
What activities will be available to residents and families at Korongee?
We are currently finalising our activities programming but we intend on offering clubs such as a garden club and an art club, as well as movie screenings, bingo and other regular activities which will be part of a service package available to each resident.
Can I move from another aged care facility to Korongee?
Yes, you can. We can give you advice on the next steps to take.
Is there a waitlist?
There is no waitlist as such but we will be seeking applications from the end of April and each application will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Of course if there’s anything there which you’d like to know more about, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on: (03) 6277 8800 or email [email protected]