Closely-tied to the nearby community, Cohuna Village’s country Victoria setting is also bounded by scenic farmland, resting next to established gum trees along the banks of Gunbower Creek.
The original building from the 1970s. Located at the rear of a local hospital and 1km from city centre. On the secure unit side, there’s a kitchen, dining, lounge area plus a small quiet room, a gazebo and an outdoor area.
45 beds (11 bed secure dementia unit)
4 wings. All single rooms with ensuites.
Our team consists of clinical staff and specialists including registered nurses and personal care assistants available on-call, 24 hours a day. A care manager is in throughout the week and oversees care on the floor. Admin staff handle reception duties, while a social care team deals with activities and therapy. Students on school-based apprenticeships are also present at various times. Team members are passionate, caring and friendly and go above and beyond to build a genuine rapport with residents.
We offer one of the most comprehensive ranges of services including:
- Residential aged care
- Palliative care
- Secure dementia care
- Respite care
With attention to the complete health and wellbeing of our residents, the services we offer combine specialist care with quality of life. Beyond our standard care offerings, further services accommodate specific needs of residents.
Dedicated specialists like physiotherapists, podiatrists and speech therapists are available upon request and make frequent visits. Hairdressers come in weekly and are available by appointment. A masseuse also comes in on a regular basis and is popular with residents.
Food & Diet
Experienced hospitality staff includes a chef, kitchen-hand and dieticians. Food is cooked daily, fresh on-site. Menu consists of a four-week rotation. A dietician updates the menu annually with summer and winter offerings. Suppliers come from nearby to ensure the majority of food is local produce.
Lifestyle does some cooking as an activity as well, with barbecues and special functions frequently on the schedule.
Aside from the three main meals, morning and afternoon tea is also served, with snacks available.
Activities & Excursions
Lifestyle and Leisure staff look after activities and programs, including bingo, cards, crafts, and movie nights. Live entertainers come on a regular basis, as do school groups. Three outdoor courtyard areas open to garden spaces where residents can grow their own veggies and herbs. A bus is available for outings to local districts like Pyramid Hill or Cherry Farm. Excursions happen monthly with a weekly shopping trip an option.
Entering aged care can present a significant lifestyle change for some people and may seem complicated. So before becoming a Cohuna Village resident, it is important you and your loved ones make the best decisions regarding your aged care. For prospective residents, we’ve detailed the key steps involved here.
How much will it cost?
orWhat is RAD
|24 Hour Registered Nurse|
|On-site Physiotherapy & Podiatry|
|Built in Wardrobe|
|Premium Furniture and Fittings|
|Modern Electric Bed|
|Large Flat Screen Television|
|Recreation Room Access|
|Courtyard and Outdoor Access|
|Lounge and Sitting Area Access|
|Smoke and Heat Detectors|
|Fire Sprinkler System|
|Secure Dementia Area Available|
Basic Daily Fee
A daily care fee is used to contribute towards your day-to-day living costs such as meals, cleaning, laundry, heating and cooling. It is part of the overall fees you pay towards your care. The daily care fee increases on 20 March and 20 September each year in line with changes to the Age Pension.
The basic daily fee is 85% of the single person rate of the basic age pension. From 20 September 2018, the single rate of the basic age pension is $834.40 per fortnight, making the basic daily fee (from 20 September to 19 March 2019):
$50.66 per day; or
$709.24 per fortnight
This amount is indexed with the age pension. This applies even if you are a member of a couple.
Means-tested Care Fee
A contribution to care fee is paid to the federal government where a person is in a financial position to do so. The cost (if any) of a person’s Contribution to Care Fee is dependent on their financial situation and is determined by the government. Please note the government have a lifetime cap on this fee.