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 Basin View Masonic Village can provide an assisted lifestyle which includes round-the-clock 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.
Combining the best of country and city life
Your new home at RFBI Basin View Masonic Village is on the north shore of the St George Basin, an idyllic location well known for its relaxing and welcoming lifestyle. Set in tranquil bushland within walking distance of the town, it lets you easily choose between doing a little or a lot.
The grounds comprise well kept gardens, an orchard and many quiet area of bushlands. The surroundings are beautiful and practical, producing a fine crop of fruit, vegetables and herbs. This peaceful paradise attracts visiting wildlife, including wombats and kangaroos (which are well accustomed to our residents and provide the evening entertainment).
The garden and orchard provide a opportunity for you to spend time with fellow residents. Other activities include art classes, craft activities, bingo, BBQs, high tea, celebrations of special events such as Anzac Day and Melbourne Cup, birthdays, armchair travel and cooking.
Everything you need is right here
RFBI Basin View Masonic Village is airy and inviting: custom designed to provide you with maximum living comfort with care and assistance as needed. The village provides care and accommodation for 50 older Australians and includes a secure area with gardens for those living with dementia. All rooms are generously proportioned single bed with en-suite.
You will have access to a range of communal areas, balcony, beautiful landscaped gardens and natural wildlife. Within each wing residents can also enjoy smaller sitting areas for socialising or quiet time. Quality meals are prepared by our own cooks on-site. Menus are changed seasonally and developed with residents’ tastes and preferences in mind.
Your new home: designed for convenient comfortable living
The generously sized bedrooms come with built-in wardrobes, desk, a full electric bed and a nurse call system. Large en-suites have a walk-in shower, toilet, vanity, wall cabinet and call button. Most bedrooms look out over our beautiful gardens or courtyard. We hope that our residents bring their treasured items from home and we provide space for this as well. Picture rails to hang artwork or photos of loved ones, TV antenna outlet and a phone plug are available in each room.
No matter what the weather, you can keep cool or warm with the ceiling fan, reverse cycle air conditioning and both block-out and sheer curtains.Take a Tour
|All levels of care||✓|
|Number of Beds||50|
|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||Care staff available 24 hours a day. Award winning aquaponics garden.|
|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)
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 accommodation payment accrues daily and is paid periodically (e.g. fortnightly). A combination payment includes both a partial lump sum and daily.
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 Government.
This means that you will not be required to pay the 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 Room Prices (RAD) and 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 based on the new quarterly interest rate.
Optional additional costs (ie not including the accommodation price for the room) associated with the room
At this Village we are pleased offer a range of services that you can access at an additional cost including hairdressing, café/kiosk purchases and Foxtel.
For more information about Aged Care Fees and Charges you can visit the My Aged Care website or speak to one of our team members at 1800 181 959.
There has been a timber mill at Basin View since 1880. Timber was transported down the river and out to sea via Sussex Inlet by barges, and later, sailing ships. This mill site is where the Masonic Village and the township of Basin View stand today.
In the early 1990s a number of Masons in the district decided to establish a retirement village and a Masonic Lodge with the help of John Hatton MP and RFBI. The state forest department was approached and a grant was secured for a portion of the forest (now known as Corramy Regional Park) on the Wool Road Basin View, and the land is held on a long term lease. The area is large enough to contain 120 independent-living villas and a large residential-care home.
In 1995 construction of the first stage of 12 brick veneer villas commenced, and the community hall. The residential care home was completed in 2005, and 10 new retirement living villas were added in 2008. Later that year, the residential care home and independent living villas were formally opened by Joanna Gash MP, the former Federal Member for Gilmore.
To find out more about RFBI Basin View Masonic Village, 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 village or if you urgently need care, please call our General Manager, Melinda Benson on 02 4443 5034 or click here to send us an email.
You can visit the village at:
130 The Wool Road, Basin View, NSW 2540.