Coffs Harbour Masonic Village

Contact Coffs Harbour Masonic Village

Address: 33 Mackays Road
COFFS HARBOUR NSW 2450
Phone: (02) 6650 2200
Fax: (02) 6650 2800

Other Information

High Care Beds: 18
Low Care Beds: 60
Retirement Living Units: 50

History

In 1988, local Masons approached the RFBI with the view of establishing a local Masonic Village. Following this, in 1989 a local committee was formed and along with the RFBI planning commenced immediately with on site preparations, plans, and eventual building activities.

In 1990, the first 30 Independent Living units, together with a Village Hall, were completed and officially opened by Mr. Matt. Singleton, Member for Coffs Harbour.

The original nine bed Residential Care hostel was officially opened by the RT. WOR. BRO Frank M Jeffree OAM. P.D.G &M. in 1991. The Hostel was extended by a further nine beds, four years later.

In 2001 a further 20 units were added, and the Village hall was extended, to cater for the increase in residents.

Late 2002 saw the completion of a new 60 bed residential care facility. This facility was officially opened in 2003 by the Honourable Julie Bishop, then Minister for Ageing.

Facilities

At Coffs Harbour Masonic Village, we offer a 65-bed, low care accredited Residential Care hostels, a separate 13-bed respite centre, and 50 Independent Living units.

Within both Residential Care hostels, accommodation incorporates en suite bathrooms, ceiling fans and ducted air conditioning. All our common areas, within both hostels are air-conditioned. We provide lounge rooms in each wing of both facilities. Catering is on site, with main meals served in our large dining room. The menu changes seasonally, and we welcome resident input. Visitors are also able to enjoy a meal with residents should they wish, at a minimal charge.

The Village also includes 50 Independent Living units, each with two double bedrooms with built in wardrobes. There are both upstairs and downstairs units, across four blocks, with secure entry to each block. There are also two single story villas. All the Independent Living units have lock-up single garages, an attached laundry and a vital call system.

Our quiet and peaceful surrounds offer maintained gardens and spacious grounds, incorporating a village hall and BBQ area.

Payment options

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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 Coffs Harbour 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 Hydrotherapy Spa Bath, Library and Internal Courtyard.

Description of quality, condition and amenity of room

Our generous sized bedrooms with vinyl flooring come equipped with Built-in Wardrobes, Lounge Chair, Full Electric Bed, Bed Side Table and a Nurse Call System. You can keep cool or warm with the Ceiling Fan, 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 16.32m2

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

The Independent Living units have an active residents committee, and various functions are held throughout the year in the well equipped Village hall.

Our residential care facilities have spacious activity areas, providing a relaxed atmosphere for our residents, with the option of participating in a wide range of activities such as: concerts, fashion parades, parties, shuffleboard and carpet bowls competitions. We also offer hairdressing services, podiatry and physiotherapy on site.

Coffs Harbour Masonic Village also owns an 11 seater bus, which is available to all residents for outings, shopping trips and so on.

Local Information

Coffs Harbour Masonic Village is located on the beautiful Mid Coast of New South Wales, boasting sun bleached beaches to the east and the national Parks to the North, West and South.

Coffs Harbour has many great attractions, activities and restaurants. The spectacular Dorrigo National Park and Solitary Islands Marine Park are in close proximity.

Further Information

To find out more about the Coffs Harbour Masonic Village, please call Mr Martin Bunyan on (02) 6650 2200.

If you wish to write to, or visit us, our street address is 33 Mackays Road, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450. If you need to fax a resident or staff member, please send it to (02) 6650 2800.