Residential care: secure, compassionate assisted living
Whether the onset of health problems is gradual or sudden, if the need to seek assistance and comfort increases, RFBI Kurri Kurri Masonic Village can provide an assisted lifestyle which includes round-the-clock nursing and medical care.
We are well aware that the decisions involved cause rising levels of concern both personally and for your loved ones. You will find us completely attuned to your needs, and dedicated to helping both you and your family adapt to the many changes ahead.
You can count on our compassionate and caring staff to listen to your needs in detail and provide the right options for you.
Bushland setting in the heart of the Hunter Valley
Your new home at RFBI Kurri Kurri Masonic Village is surrounded by the bushland and rural views for which the district is famous. Kurri Kurri is a delightful town in the Hunter Region, 15km from Cessnock, close to local vineyards and wineries.
The village is 2 km from the Kurri Kurri business district and has a lovely rural outlook. Set in more than three hectares of gardens, the grounds are surrounded by natural bush and native birds and kangaroos are frequent visitors to the property.
Life in the village is as active or quiet as you’d like. You can choose from a wide variety of weekday activities games, bingo, bowls, exercises, Nintendo Wii gaming, concerts, music therapy, pet therapy, cooking, woodwork, craft, bus trips, movies and many more. You can also join our card and gardening groups and enjoy many special events, such as Anzac Day, Melbourne Cup Day, Valentine’s Day and Christmas. A monthly newsletter brings you news of activities and upcoming events.
The village has its own bus, with wheelchair access, which is used for regular outings including excursions and shopping.
Everything you need is right here
RFBI Kurri Kurri Masonic Village comprises 91 residential care rooms, including Amaroo House which has have 13 beds providing a secure environment for those residents living with dementia. The staff at Amaroo are specifically trained for caring for their specific needs. Activities are based around resident needs and abilities. We also offer two respite beds for which bookings can be made through the Hunter Area respite service directly on 1800 059 059.
All rooms are singles with private en-suite bathrooms, balconies and air conditioning. We furnish the rooms but encourage you to bring in personal furnishings and items to give your room a personal touch. Phones, internet and pay TV are also available at additional cost. Many rooms have direct access to outdoor areas.
We have several lounge areas, children’s play areas and other spaces for parties and family gatherings. RFBI Kurri Kurri Masonic Village has extensive gardens and outdoor areas, most accessible to wheelchairs. There is a hair salon on site with two regular hairdressers and a computer kiosk, providing computers and internet access.
Our compassionate 24-hour nursing care is provided by registered on-site nurses supported by our dedicated team of care staff.
Other regular professional services include a physiotherapist, podiatrist, speech pathologist and dietician. Staff is supported by the local area health service, which provides specialists in mental health, palliative care and geriatrics. There is also an on-site dental clinic.
All our catering is prepared on site. The menu is seasonal and special diets are catered for. Your visitors are welcome to enjoy a meal with you at a nominal charge.
Size of room (m2) excluding en-suite – 13.6m2
|All levels of care||✓|
|Number of Beds||91|
|Single rooms with ensuite||✓|
|Couples rooms with ensuite||✓|
|Secure dementia care||✓|
|Private balcony or courtyard||✓|
|Hair dressing salon||✓|
|Cafe / Kiosk||-|
|Medical Consultation Room||-|
|Other Features||24-hour nurses, palliative care consultant, computer kiosk, optometrist clinic & Australian Hearing onsite|
|ROOM CATEGORY||Maximum refundable
|Maximum daily accommodation
payment (If no RAD is paid)
|Example of paying 50% of RAD and remaining 50% by DAP|
(Max. Occupancy 1)
(Max. Occupancy 1)
Maximum daily accommodation
Example of paying 50% of RAD and remaining 50% by DAP
As 1 July 2014, new residents have greater choice on how to pay for their accommodation costs.
These choices include: As 1 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, or
- 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 eligible for support by the Department of Social Services.
This means that you will not be required to pay the published Accommodation Payment. If you are not 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.
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, phone connection and Foxtel connection.
For more information about Pricing you can click on this link: http://www.myagedcare.gov.au/financial-and-legal/aged-care-homes-costs-explained.
RFBI Kurri Kurri Masonic Village began on 22 February 1995 with the opening of the Mary Pike Nursing Home in a wing at Kurri District Hospital. Our first residents arrived at Mick Frame Hostel in 1995, named in honour of Mr A.J. Mick Frame, then Chairman of the Steering Committee, recognising his contribution to the village.
Community care packages commenced at the village in 1997 and by 2000 an additional 25 had been approved. In 2001, due to public demand, new beds were approved; these brought about plans for a new village on Lang Street. The application sought provision of 41 additional beds, including a dementia-specific service.
In 2004, 26 residents from the Mary Pike Nursing Home moved to their new accommodation here and, in late 2004, the dementia-specific wing, Amaroo, opened. Today we have 91 beds and employ 95 staff in residential care.
To find out more about RFBI Kurri Kurri Masonic Village, please make an appointment to visit 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 village or if you urgently or if you urgently need care, please call our General Manager Ms Pam Badior on 02 4937 0000 or click here to send us an email
You can visit the village at:
412 Lang Street, Kurri Kurri