Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Jallarah an Accredited Aged Care Facility and Government funded?
A. Yes. Jallarah Homes Inc is a fully accredited Commonwealth Government subsidized Residential Aged Care Facility
Q. What do I require prior to entry into Jallarah Homes Inc as a permanent resident?
A. Before entering any aged care facility as a permanent care recipient you will require:
- An ACAT assessment
- An Assessment of Assets organised through Centrelink or DVA
Before we can assess you for permanent residency at Jallarah Homes we will require both of these documents.
Q. What is an ACAT Assessment and how do I obtain one?
A. An ACAT Assessment is an assessment required if you want to access aged care services through Jallarah Homes or any other government funded aged care program.
They can be organised through your:
Medical Practitioner; or
For more information on ACAT assessments call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or visit its website: www.myagedcare.gov.au/eligibility-and-assessment/acat-assessments
Q. How can I get an Assessment of Assets?
A. When you have your ACAT assessment, you will be given an Assets Assessment form to fill in. Once you've completed this form, you should return it to the Department of Human Services or the Department of Veterans' Affairs, as per the instructions on the form.
Q. Can I stay in Jallarah on Respite care?
A. Respite accommodation is available for short stays, depending on your needs and your ACAT approval. We prefer a minimum booking of 14 days up to the approved 63 days respite per financial year. Respite bookings, well in advance are essential.
Q. Can I view your facility?
A. Yes. Jallarah Homes would be happy to arrange a tour of the facility. Please contact the office during business hours to make an appointment.
Q. When can my family or friends visit me?
A. As Jallarah Homes is a “home” for the care recipient, there are no set visiting hours. Relatives and friends may feel free to come and go as they wish. There are no restrictions upon visiting your loved ones (being mindful of the residents’ routine and meal times).
Q. What activities/entertainment do you offer?
A. We have a wide variety of events, activities and entertainment to meet most lifestyle requirements. Each care recipient is given a monthly calendar of events so they can decide whether they want to attend or not.
Q. Can I have a telephone in my Room?
A. All care recipients are welcome to have a phone installed in their room, at their own cost.
Q. Can I have my own doctor if I am a resident at Jallarah?
A. If you prefer to remain with your own Doctor it will be the responsibility of the Care Recipient or family to arrange appointments and transportation to the appointments. A local Doctor visits Jallarah on a weekly basis and will add new residents to the list if residents wish.