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 Bathurst 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.
Rural life minutes from town
Your new home at RFBI Bathurst Masonic Village is close to town for convenience but provides a quiet setting to enjoy life in the village.
Bathurst is Australia’s oldest inland settlement and the site of the first gold discovery. Today, it is a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage evident in the many beautiful buildings that are a reminder of the gold rush and a rich pastoral and manufacturing heritage.
The city offers all the services and amenities you need. The district is well served by doctors and other health care providers. And when you're ready for a bit of shopping, the village bus will take you there, looking after you all the way.
Everything you need is right here
At RFBI Bathurst Masonic Village we seek to provide a true homely atmosphere so you can enjoy a fulfilling experience and lifestyle with the comfort and security you deserve.
The village has a community hall for concerts, games and other organised activities. We also have a bus (with wheelchair access), enabling residents to enjoy regular, varied outings. A podiatrist, beautician and hairdresser also visit regularly.
Our full-time activities officer works with residents to design an ongoing program of events and activities that suit their interests and habits. These include crafts, quizzes, carpet bowls, bingo, movie nights, visits by musical groups, computer games or gardening in the fully landscaped grounds.
Putting your needs first
At RFBI Bathurst Masonic Village, our residential care is all on one level, providing easy access and mobility. All laundry and cooking are done on-site. Each room has its own en-suite bathroom and many have private balconies and access to garden courtyards.
We provide a separate kitchen for residents’ visitors to use, and we there are four lounge areas and two dining rooms. All common areas and residents’ rooms are fully air conditioned.Take a Tour
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|Number of Beds||45|
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|Couples rooms with ensuite||-|
|Secure dementia care||-|
|Private balcony or courtyard||✓|
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|Cafe / Kiosk||✓|
|Medical Consultation Room||-|
|Other Features||Care staff are available 24 hours a day|
|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.
Construction of RFBI Bathurst Masonic Village started in 1987 when 13 independent living villas were initially built. Due to high demand, a further eight independent living villas were completed in 1992.
The residential care village was opened in 1993 and, at that time, offered ten rooms. The village was extended by 20 rooms following further demand, and completed in 2003. Fifteen additional beds and a significant refurbishment was completed in 2015.
The first resident was given the honour of naming the facility, and chose Cheriton, the name of a village in England, their homeland. The building still bears this name today.
To find out more about RFBI Bathurst 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, Helen Armstrong on 02 6324 0700 or click here to send us an email to get more information.
You can visit the village at:
200 Stewart St, Bathurst, NSW 2795