Contact RFBI Tamworth Masonic Village – Moonby House
|Address:||New England Highway
KOOTINGAL NSW 2352
|Phone:||(02) 6760 3811|
|Fax:||(02) 6760 3806|
Residential Care beds: 34
Moonby House Nursing Home opened its doors with 49 bedrooms in 1985. Grand Master Professor Roy Woodman L.L.M. officially opened it in the following year. In 2005 we underwent a refurbishment, reducing the capacity to 34 residents, by providing single rooms with shared facilities. The renovations were officially opened by Senator the Honourable Sandy McDonald, Deputy Leader of the Nationals. RFBI operates Moonby House.
We have a fully landscaped garden, with beautiful rose and sensory section for our residents and their visitors to enjoy. There is a spacious combined lounge and dining room, and sitting rooms located in each wing. A smaller private dining area with kitchenette is also available for residents and their families. We have a fully functional on-site laundry, with clothes labelling service. All our common areas have reverse cycle air-conditioning.
Moonby House catering is all on-site, with main meals served in the large dining room. The menu changes seasonally, and we welcome input from our residents. Visitors are also able to enjoy a meal with residents should they wish, at a minimal charge.
As of the 1st July 2014, new residents have greater choice on how to pay for their accommodation costs. These choices include;
- Residents can choose to pay for accommodation by a refundable deposit (RAD) paid as a lump sum,
- A daily payment (DAP), or
- 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 Tamworth Masonic Village – Moonby House 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 Rural Setting which you can enjoy from the garden and one of outdoor sitting areas. Other amenities that resident can use include the , Medical Consultation Room, 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 Bench Top, Lounge Chair, Full Electric Bed and a Nurse Call System. You can keep cool or warm with the Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning and Block-Out curtains.
All bedrooms look out to our beautiful Gardens, 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.
Some rooms have a shared bathroom whilst others have an ensuite. Each has a Walk in Shower, Toilet, Vanity, Wall Cabinet, Ceiling Heater and Call Button.
Size of room (m2) Excluding Ensuite – 15m2
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
Our fashion parades are a very popular event, and are supported by Millers Fashions, who kindly offer clothing for sale on the day at a reduced price. We are also lucky enough to be entertained by guest artists during Country Music Week, and to enjoy special occasion parties for residents and staff.
Our residents also take regular bus outings using our two buses, the larger of which is fitted with a lift for wheelchairs.
If you wish to write to, or visit us, our street address is New England Highway, Kootingal, NSW 2352.