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 Leeton 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.
Friendly community in the heart of the Riverina Region
Your new home at RFBI Leeton Masonic Village is located in the Riverina Region, about halfway between Sydney and Melbourne. Leeton was the first town built as part of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area and was designed with the help of Walter Burley Griffin. Known as Australia’s Rice Town, Leeton has won many awards in the Keep Australia Beautiful competition.
The village is conveniently close to shops and transport. There is also an on-site shop for your convenience. The village 10-seater bus heads off regularly for shopping trips, outings and excursions.
Whether you want to quietly relax in one of our beautifully landscaped gardens or prefer a more active lifestyle, it is all here for you.
Choose from our active social calendar; regular activities include: cooking, music, hand and foot massage, aromatherapy, manicures and pedicures, quizzes, church services, physical therapy, walks, bingo, indoor bowls, arts and crafts, afternoon tea and concerts. The local town library also provides a service to our residents.
We also have an on site medical consultation room to help maintain your health and wellbeing without the need to leave home.
Everything you need is right here
RFBI Leeton Masonic Village offers all levels of residential care, including a memory support unit for those living with dementia.
Our residential care accommodation (Alf Herrmann Lodge) is all spacious, single en-suite rooms with reverse-cycle air conditioning in all rooms. In fact, all common areas are air-conditioned for your comfort.
You will also be able to relax in one of the many sitting rooms in each wing or take part in activities held daily — both in the Alf Herrmann Lodge and our memory support unit for those living with dementia.
Also for your convenience, the village provides an on-site hairdressing salon and our coffee shop, run by friendly local volunteers, so you can enjoy social times without leaving home.
Meals are prepared on site with main meals served in the large dining room. Our menu changes seasonally and we welcome your input, so we may include your favourites. Your visitors are also invited to enjoy a meal with you at a minimal charge.
Size of room (m2) excluding en-suite – 17.19m2Take a Tour
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|Number of Beds||46|
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|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.
Additional services (ie not including the accommodation price for the room) associated with the room
At this Village we are pleased offer an Additional Services Package at a cost of $13 per day that is payable by all non-supported residents. This includes a 43″ Smart TV, unlimited WiFi internet access, themed village events, wine or beer/soft drinks with lunch, weekly family happy hour and local entertainers. More details are available at the village. Other services that you can access at additional cost include hairdressing, café/kiosk purchases, telephone connection and line rental and Foxtel connection.
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.
The building of RFBI Leeton Masonic Village started in 1998 with six independent living villas completed in 2000. In 2008, building works started on a residential care village to provide 50 rooms. Red Gum House, a dementia-specific unit, offers 26 of these rooms.
Dr Gregory Levensten MD JP officially named the residential care hostel Alf Herrmann Lodge at the foundation laying ceremony in 2009; it was opened in 2010 by Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales.
The first residents moved into the village in early 2010.
To find out more about RFBI Leeton 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 help you.
If you would like a tour of the village or if you urgently need care, please call our General Manager, Judith Dahlenburg at (02) 6953 9300 or click here to send us an email.
You can visit the village at:
91 Karri Road, Leeton, NSW 2705