RFBI West Wyalong Masonic Village

Contact RFBI West Wyalong Masonic Village

Address: 64 Ungarie Road
WEST WYALONG NSW 2671
Phone: (02) 6972 4888
Fax: (02) 6972 3373

Other Information

Residential Care beds: 63

RFBI West Wylong Masonic Village is an inviting village, fully refurbished in 2015, and  conveniently located close to the town centre.

Residents have access to a range of internal and external rest and entertainment areas including beautiful landscaped gardens. Within each wing residents can also enjoy a smaller lounge room and private entertainment areas.

RFBI West Wylong Masonic Village is proud to offer residents quality meals prepared fresh onsite by our professional Chefs. Menus are changed seasonally and developed with residents tastes and preferences in mind.

Other services and amenities available to residents include:
– close to local shops and transport
– onsite hairdressing salon
– onsite shop
– medical consultation room
– kitchenette available to families and friends visiting the Village
– number of beautiful landscaped garden areas

 

History

In 1980 the Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution donated a hundred and fifty thousand dollars to help build a retirement village in West Wyalong. In 1982, Waratah Retirement Village was officially opened. The village expanded in 1987 to allow for fifteen Extra Care and Dementia Units, followed by twenty beds in 1999.

On the 1st of February 2012, we proudly took over ownership from Bland Shire council.

Facilities

RFBI West Wyalong Masonic Village is an accredited “ageing in place” residential care village, catering for all care needs and incorporates a secure dementia unit.

Across RFBI we pride ourselves on creating a homely environment and we encourage residents to personalise their rooms with their own furniture and belongings.

Every one of our rooms comes with an en-suite, reverse cycle air-conditioning, carer/nurse call button and television and telephone access. Many of our rooms even have their own private courtyard, which many of our residents have decorated with their favourite plants.

Our general amenities include lounge rooms with large screen TV’s, an activities room, dining areas, rest areas and lovely landscaped gardens and outdoor areas.

Our outdoor entertainment areas feature an aviary, vegetable garden, gazebo with seating and a paved nature path that allows access for everyone.

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 West Wyalong 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 Rural 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 and Library.

Description of quality, condition and amenity of room

Our generous sized bedrooms with carpet flooring come equipped with Built-in Wardrobes, Built in Bench Top, Lounge Chair, Full Electric Bed, Bed Side Table and a Nurse Call System. You can keep cool or warm with the Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning, Under Floor Heating and both Block-Out and Sheer curtains.

All bedrooms look out to either our beautiful Gardens or Courtyard. 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 16.5m2

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 RFBI West Wyalong Masonic Village, we respect your individuality. In addition to offering a list of established activities, we also cater to our resident’s specific needs.

A nourishing, varied menu is rotated every four weeks and residents are encouraged to provide input on meals to ensure their personal preferences are met.

RFBI West Wyalong Masonic Village has a strong social aspect. Our residents participate in activities which include, but are not limited to: light exercise sessions, church, bingo, craft, cards sessions, games and special excursions.

If you want to sit back, relax and read, we have a daily newspaper deliver and a library book delivery and collection service.

We also have regular visiting entertainment in our activity room and provide hairdressing services twice a week.

Local Information

RFBI West Wyalong Masonic Village is nestled in West Wyalong, a lovely stop-off the Newell Highway. West Wyalong is an historic town filled with cafes, hotels, clubs, takeaways and restaurants.

Its beautiful heritage buildings provide a picturesque setting for strolls. In particular, the Historic Museum provides a great collection of artifacts and memorabilia dating back to the 19th century. There is also an Aboriginal Artifact Shop with an interesting display of Wiradjuri art.

For the active, cycling or walks along the Green Corridor to Wyalong takes you through outdoor art and spacious parks. For the sporty, there is a golf course south of town as well as a bowling club.

Further Information

To find out more about Waratah Village, please call the General Manager on (02) 6972 4888.

If you wish to write to, or visit the village, our street address is 64 Ungarie Road, West Wyalong NSW 2671. If you need to fax someone at the village, please send it to (02) 6972 3373.