RFBI Kurri Kurri Masonic Village

Contact RFBI Kurri Kurri Masonic Village

Address: 412 Lang Street
KURRI KURRI NSW 2327
Phone: (02) 4937 0000
Fax: (02) 4936 2331

Other Information

Residential Care Beds: 91

History

Kurri Kurri Masonic Village was started with the opening of the Mary Pike Nursing Home, in a wing at Kurri District Hospital on 22nd February 1995.

Following this, our first residents were admitted, to the Mick Frame Hostel in 1995. The hostel was named in honour of Mr. A.J. Mick Frame, Chairman of the Steering Committee at this time, in recognition of his contribution to the Village.

Community care packages commenced at the Village in 1997, and by 2000, 25 additional care packages had been approved totaling 55 packages.

In 2001, due to public demand, new beds were approved and which brought about plans for a new facility on Lang Street. The application is for 41 additional beds and includes a dementia specific service. In 2004, 26 residents from the Mary Pike Nursing Home moved to their new accommodation at Kurri Kurri Masonic Village, and in late 2004 the dementia specific wing, Amaroo, opened.

Today we have 91 beds and we employ 95 staff in residential care.

Facilities

All our rooms are single, with private ensuite bathrooms, balconies and air conditioning. We provide furnishings for rooms, as well as encouraging residents to bring in personal furnishings and items to make the rooms homely. Phones, internet and pay TV can also be provided for the use of our residents (at cost). Many of our rooms have direct access to outdoor areas.

Our nursing services are provided by Registered Nurses, who are to be found on site 24 hours a day, supported by a dedicated team of care staff. Other professionals providing regular services are: physiotherapist, podiatrist, speech pathologist and dietitian. Staff are supported by the local area health service, who provide specialists in: mental health, palliative care and geriatricians. We also operate an onsite dental clinic for our residents.

We have lounge areas, as well as children’s areas and facilities for parties and family gatherings. Kurri Kurri Masonic Village has extensive gardens and outdoor areas, most of which are accessible to wheelchairs. There is a hair salon on site with two hairdressers currently providing services. We also offer a computer kiosk, providing computers and internet access for residents.

Catering is prepared on site in a purpose built industrial kitchen. The menu is seasonal and special diets are catered for. Visitors may enjoy a meal with residents should they wish, at a nominal charge.

We also offer two respite beds. Bookings for respite beds are available from the Hunter Area respite service on 1800 059 059.

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 Kurri Kurri Masonic Village has many resident amenities and common areas to enjoy, including spacious dining and lounge areas and a number of small private sitting areas and outdoor sitting areas. We are located in a bush 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, activities room, resident hydrotherapy spa bath, resident/ family kitchenette and library.

Description of quality, condition and amenity of room

Our generous sized bedrooms with vinyl flooring come equipped with built-in wardrobes, built-in desk/ bench top, lounge chair, bed side table and a nurse call system. You can keep cool or warm with the ceiling fan, wall heater, 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 one 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 13.6m2

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

At Kurri Kurri Masonic Village we employ activities officers, who provide an extensive program for residents to enjoy. Activities include: games, bingo, bowls, exercises, Nintendo Wii (gaming machine) concerts, music therapy, pet therapy, cooking, woodwork, craft, bus trips, movies and many more. A newsletter is printed each month with news of activities and upcoming events. We also have active card and gardening groups. Pets are welcome to visit and we have some resident birds and fish. Alongside these regular occurrences are special events, such as birthdays, Anzac day, and Christmas.

We have our own bus, with wheelchair access, which is used for regular outings.

At Amaroo House, we have 13 beds providing a secure environment for those residents with dementia. The staff at Amaroo are specifically trained for caring for people with dementia. Activities are based around residents’ needs and abilities.

Local Information

The Village is located just two klms outside the Kurri Kurri business district, and has a lovely rural outlook. The eight acres of gardens and grounds are surrounded by natural bush, and native birds and kangaroos are frequent visitors to the property.

Kurri District Hospital is located next door with X-ray, pathology and other facilities available. Local doctors are available to provide medical services and after hours on call service to residents of the village.

Cessnock is located only 15 kms away, with close proximity to local vineyards and wineries. There is a bus stop located just outside the village.

Further Information

To find out more about the RFBI Masonic Village at Kurri Kurri, please call Ms Pam Badior on (02) 4937 0000.

If you wish to write to, or visit the village, our street address is 412 Lang Street, Kurri Kurri, NSW 2327. If you need to fax someone at the village, please send it to (02) 4936 2331.