RFBI Berry Masonic Village

Contact RFBI Berry Masonic Village

Address: 41 Albany Street
BERRY NSW 2535
Phone: (02) 4464 2765
Fax: (02) 4464 2557

Other Information

Residential Care Beds: 40
Retirement Living Units: 34

 

History

Berry Masonic Village is located in the picturesque village of Berry on the South Coast of NSW. It was established in 1995.

Facilities

Our village incorporates a modern and well-equipped 40 bed hostel, part of which is a 12-bed dementia specific unit. We cater for both high and low care needs for our hostel residents. Each bedroom in the hostel includes an ensuite bathroom, a balcony, ceiling fan and heating. Shared areas within the hostel are air conditioned, and there are large sitting rooms with kitchenettes located in each wing, where we serve morning and afternoon tea.

At Berry Masonic Village, we also provide 34 Independent Living villas. There is the option of two or three bedrooms. The villas are well appointed, and even offer single lock up garages.

Catering is on site, with main meals served in the large dining room. We update the menu seasonally, and welcome resident input. Visitors can enjoy a meal with residents, at a minimal charge.

Payment options


As of the 1st July 2014, new residents have greater choice on how to pay for their accommodation costs. These choices include;

  1. Residents can choose to pay for accommodation by a refundable deposit (RAD) paid as a lump sum,
  2. A daily payment (DAP), or
  3. A combination of both

A daily payment accrues daily and is paid periodically (e.g. fortnightly). A combination payment includes both a partial lump sum and daily payments. As RFBI offers a variety of accommodation options and prices we encourage you and your family to discuss your needs with a financial adviser to ensure that you are receiving the best financial outcome available to you.

Our published Accommodation Payment prices are our maximum rates and will apply for those with adequate financial means.

Residents with limited assets may be treated as “supported” by the Department of Social Services. This means that you will not be required to pay the published Accommodation Payment. If you are not treated as “supported”, but affordability is still a factor, be assured this will not necessarily affect your eligibility for accommodation.

The Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) amounts quoted above are current as of today and may change (in line with interest rate adjustments) for entry dates after the 1st July. When there are changes to the interest rate RFBI will update the new DAP’s based on the new quarterly interest rate.

Description of common areas to which a person living in this room would have access

RFBI Berry Masonic Village has many resident amenities and common areas to ensure that you benefit from your time at our facility, including spacious dining and lounge areas and a number of Small Private Sitting Areas and Outdoor Sitting Areas. We are located in a Town Setting which you can enjoy from the garden and one of the outdoor sitting areas. Other amenities that resident can use include the Hairdressing Salon, Medical Consultation Room, Activities Room, Resident/ Family Kitchenette and Internal Courtyard.

Description of quality, condition and amenity of room

Our generous sized bedrooms with vinyl flooring come equipped with Built-in Wardrobes, Built in Bench Top and a Nurse Call System. You can keep cool or warm with the Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning and both Block-Out and Sheer curtains.

All bedrooms look out to either our beautiful Gardens or Courtyard, and Picture Rails are present for you to hang artwork or photos of loved ones to personalise your room. A TV Antenna Outlet and a Phone Plug are installed for your convenience.

Each room also has an Ensuite which has a Walk-in Shower, Toilet, Vanity, Wall Cabinet and Call Button.

Size of room (m2) Excluding Ensuite 24m2

Description of additional care or services offered at no additional cost

Services that we offer you at no additional costs include a mobile library service, physiotherapy and podiatry services (High ACFI residents) bus trips/outings, nutritionally balanced meals prepared in our on-site kitchen, Wi-Fi connection and lots of different activities.

Description of optional additional costs (ie not including the accommodation price for the room) associated with the room

Services that require an additional fee include hairdressing, physiotherapy and podiatry (Low ACFI residents), phone connection and Foxtel connection.

Do you still have questions? Please make an appointment to see us. We look forward to meeting you so we can better understand your needs and hopefully be able to assist you. If you would like a tour of the service or if you urgently need care, we will refer you to one of our admission officers or to someone at the residential service who will be able to help you.

For more information about Pricing you can click on this link: http://www.myagedcare.gov.au/financial-and-legal/aged-care-homes-costs-explained

Activities and Lifestyle

We have a large activities hall located on site, which is in almost constant use for resident events, including: concerts, fashion parades, parties, shute and shuffle and carpet bowls competitions.

Berry Masonic Village also owns a 23 seater bus, with an automatic wheelchair lift. The bus is available for all residents, and we tend to use it for shopping trips and day trips.

Local Information

Berry is a beautiful small town located roughly two hours drive South of Sydney. The town itself has a bustling high street, catering to both locals and the tourist trade, with interesting shops and cafes as well as a small supermarket.

The township of Nowra is located 17 kms away, and is easily accessed by private car or bus transport. Nowra is a regional centre and as such boasts all necessary amenities, including a large shopping centre, supermarkets, and also the local public and private hospitals. David Berry Hospital, a palliative and rehabilitation hospital, is located in Berry.

Further Information

To find out more about the RFBI village at Berry, please call Ms Tuyen Tran on (02) 4464 2765.

If you wish to write to, or visit the village, our street address is 41 Albany Street, Berry, NSW 2535. If you need to fax someone at the village, please send it to (02) 4464 2557.