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RFBI Moonbi
Masonic Village

52 Churchill Drive, Moonbi NSW 2353

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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 Moonbi 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.

Farming life in a friendly secure community

Your new home at RFBI Moonbi Masonic Village nestles at the foot of the Moonbi Range, 20km north of Tamworth. It occupies land that was part of Moonby Station, and we continue this farming tradition with a hobby farm with sheep, chickens and working dogs for residents to enjoy and take part in as they like. The village is surrounded by expansive views of the magnificent countryside.

While not simply relaxing and enjoying your peaceful surroundings, you will find plenty to do at RFBI Moonbi Masonic Village. Our active social calendar includes regular outings to local pubs, clubs, cafés and gardens for meals and socialising. You can also enjoy craft days, poetry readings, church services, music appreciation, sing-alongs (with nibbles and beverages) and a weekly Happy Hour. You are also invited to take part in daily exercises, newspaper readings, as well as bingo, quizzes and BBQ lunches.

Our fashion parades are very popular — and are supported by Millers Fashions, who kindly offer clothing for sale on the day at reduced prices — your chance to snap up a bargain or two. We are also lucky enough to be entertained by guest artists during Tamworth's Country Music Week and to enjoy special-occasion parties.

To help you get out and about, RFBI Moonbi Masonic Village has two buses which are available for outings. The larger one is wheelchair accessible. The Kootingal Bowling Club is a popular destination for the Chinese Restaurant, plus year round entertainment including bingo and lawn bowls.

Facilities

Everything you need is right here

There are three wings at RFBI Moonbi Retirement Village.

Moonby House has 34 single rooms with en-suites fitted with sensor lights. Two larger specialised bedrooms are available for those with extra needs. Jim Holm Hostel has 23 single rooms, covering both low and high care. The Mari Ma wing is a secure 30-bed memory support unit for residents living with dementia.

All bedrooms have an electric bed, with bed movement sensors and reverse-cycle air conditioning to ensure your year-round comfort.

Our secure outdoor area enables you to relax in our beautiful, fully landscaped garden, with its beautiful fragrant roses and other delightful blossoms.

Our spacious combined lounge/dining room and sitting rooms are located in each wing. You and your family are invited to enjoy private dining in the smaller area; it comes with its own kitchenette so you can prepare your own meals.

The village also offers the services of an on-site laundry, complete with convenient clothes labelling service. All common areas have reverse cycle air-conditioning to keep them cool or warm according to the seasons.

All catering is all on site, with main meals served in the large dining room. Our menus are changed seasonally and we welcome your ideas and requests. Your visitors can order a meal for a minimal charge — and there is an area set aside for you and your family to share meals together.

For your convenience and enjoyment, we have a hydro spa-bath, a hairdressing salon and regularly visiting hairdresser. There is also an on-site coffee shop, with indoor and outdoor seating.

Size of room (m²) Excluding Ensuite – sizes range from 15.7m² to 20m²

Year Opened 1985
All levels of care
Number of Beds 87
Single rooms with ensuite
Couples rooms with ensuite -
Secure dementia care
Private balcony or courtyard -
Village bus
On-Site Shop
Hair dressing salon
Cafe / Kiosk
Free WiFi
Medical Consultation Room
Other Features Surrounded by farm land giving expansive country views, men’s shed

Payment options

RAD DAP COMBINATION
ROOM CATEGORY Maximum refundable
accommodation deposit
Maximum daily accommodation
payment (If no RAD is paid)
Example of paying 50% of RAD and remaining 50% by DAP

ROOM A

(Max. Occupancy 1)

$300,000

$54.49

RAD$150,000

DAILY DAP$23.42

ROOM B

(Max. Occupancy 1)

$200,000

$36.32

RAD$100,000

DAILY DAP$15.61

ROOM A

(Max. Occupancy 1)

RAD

Maximum refundable
accommodation deposit

$300,000

DAP

Maximum daily accommodation
payment (If no RAD is paid)

$54.49

COMBINATION

Example of paying 50% of RAD and remaining 50% by DAP

RAD$150,000

DAILY DAP$23.42

ROOM B

(Max. Occupancy 1)

RAD

Maximum refundable
accommodation deposit

$200,000

DAP

Maximum daily accommodation
payment (If no RAD is paid)

$36.32

COMBINATION

Example of paying 50% of RAD and remaining 50% by DAP

RAD$100,000

DAILY DAP$15.61

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 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.

History

Robert Alfred Orville Gill built Moonby House for his family in 1895 on his 68,720 acre property, Moonby Station. He named his property ‘Moonby’ rather than the location name ‘Moonbi’, to distinguish his holding from the surrounding area. RFBI purchased the house and 54 acres of land in 1978. Originally called the Northern Inland Masonic Retirement Centre, it is now known as RFBI Moonbi Masonic Village.

Moonby House Nursing Home, as it was known, opened in 1985 with 49 bedrooms. Grand Master Professor Roy Woodman LLM officially opened it the following year. Refurbishments were carried out in 2005 to provide single rooms with shared facilities, reducing the capacity to 34 rooms. The renovations were officially opened by Senator the Honourable Sandy McDonald, Deputy Leader of the Nationals.

 

Contact information

To find out more about RFBI Moonbi 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 is you urgently need care, please call our General Manager Ms Debbie O’Shea on 02 6766 0400 or click here to send us an email.

You can visit the village at:

52 Churchill Drive, Moonbi, NSW 2340