Hunter Valley Care

Enhancing Lives With Care

Admissions

IMG_7271_ccOur Admissions Officer Judy Wetini is happy to answer any questions you have and is available to help you and your loved one through the admission process.

Please contact Judy to arrange a personal tour of Fig Tree Point on 02 4950 4133 9:00am – 3:00pm Monday to Friday.

The steps to admission are:

1. Make an appointment to discuss the care and lifestyle services required for you or your loved one. Judy will happily give you a personal tour of Fig Tree Point and will discuss:

  • The level of care you require;
  • The types of accommodation available;
  • Costs involved with your preferred accommodation type and care services required;
  • Activities available to residents and various aspects of the operation of Fig Tree Point;
  • Personal items the resident would like to bring;
  • Possible admission date.

2. To determine a person’s eligibility to move into Residential Aged Care, a member of the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) is required to complete an assessment of the person seeking care. For more information, please contact Judy or you may refer to Q&A – About Aged Care.

3. Should you wish to proceed with an application, Judy will confirm your admission date and arrange a meeting with the family prior to admission to complete the necessary paperwork. To this meeting, the family will need to bring:

  • ACAT Aged Care Client Record;
  • Completed Application Form from the government-issued 5 Steps to Entry into Residential Aged Care booklet, which is available online or may be provided by your doctor or social worker;
  • Copy of Power of Attorney or Enduring Guardianship papers;
  • Medicare pension card details;
  • Bank account details to set up direct debiting if preferred.

At this meeting, Judy will also discuss a care plan for your loved one and steps for ongoing assessment.

4. On the day of admission, Judy will take you through the admissions paperwork and arrange for your Resident Agreement to be drawn up.

We understand that the transition into aged care can be an emotionally challenging time. When new residents come to Fig Tree Point, we talk to them and their family about their physical and emotional needs. We then develop individual care plans that are reviewed regularly or when a resident’s needs change. Our compassionate staff will help residents settle into their new living environment, make new friends and come to feel secure in their new home.