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Residential Charge Information

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, VICTORIA

Scale of residential charges for residential services managed by the Department of Human Services - Effective 1 April 2014

This scale replaces the previous Scale of residential charges – dated 1 January 2013

The following table outlines the residential charges and respite fees for disability residential services managed by the Department of Human Services (department).

Description
Monthly Charge

Rent-only residential charge with shared housekeeping

  • Applies to residents who live in a group home with a rent-only fee structure. Residents contribute to shared housekeeping expenses as stated in their financial plan.
  • This fee is based on a rent component only.

21 years of age or over

$244.06

Under 21

$175.33

Board and lodging - Residents who move into a department managed group home after 1 April 2014

  • Applies to all residents who move in to a group home with a board and lodging fee structure after 1 April 2014.
  • This board and lodging fee is based on a rent and services component listed over the page.

21 years of age or over

$1,435.63

Under 21

$1,081.65

Board and lodging - Residents paying a St Nicholas/Plenty Residential Services board and lodging fee

  • Applies to residents who moved in to Plenty Residential Services or paid an ex-St Nicholas fee prior to 1 April 2014.
  • This board and lodging fee is based on a rent component and services component listed over the page.

21 years of age or over

$1,087.05

Under 21

$867.23

Board and lodging - individually calculated fee

  • Applies to residents who lived in a department managed group home prior to 1 April 2014 and whose board and lodging fee was individually calculated.
  • This board and lodging fee is based on a rent and services component listed over the page.
  • The fee has been individually calculated and is stated in the resident’s financial plan.

Individual fee as advised in writing

Board and lodging - Residential Institutions

  • Applies to residents of the Colanda Centre, Sandhurst Centre and the Long Term Rehabilitation Program.
  • This board and lodging fee is based on a rent and services component listed below.

21 years of age or over

$1,087.11

Under 21

$815.11

Respite Services

Daily Rate

  • Applies to short-term accommodation in a department-managed respite facility
  • The charge covers all on-site accommodation and meals. The charge excludes other externally provided activity costs.

21 years of age or over

$22.25

16 to 20 years of age

$14.80

15 years of age or under

$9.20

Board and lodging fee – rent and service components

The following items are included in the board and lodging fee:

  • Rent
  • Utilities (including gas water and electricity)
  • Communications including telephone
  • Bedding and Linen
  • Food
  • General household consumable supplies
  • Communal furnishings and whitegoods
  • Household equipment and utensils
  • Maintenance, repair and/or replacement of the items listed above following wear and tear or accidental breakage

Residents of residential institutions and residents, who moved to Plenty Residential Services or paid an ex-St Nicholas fee prior to 1 April 2014, will also receive:

  • Basic furniture and replacement when required
  • Laundry services
  • First aid & medical supplies:
    • Prescription drugs
    • Incontinence aids
    • Sunscreen
    • Food supplements
  • Support services to the extent provided by the facility, that is:
    • Physiotherapy
    • Occupational therapy
    • Education and recreational services
    • Transport

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Disability Services Division

Scale of Residential Charges for Department Managed Residential Services

Effective 1 January 2013

This scale replaces the previous Scale of Residential Charges – dated 1 November 2011

Residential Services - long term

Monthly Charge

Residential Institutions

Applies to residents of the Colanda Centre, Sandhurst Centre and the Long Term Rehabilitation Program. The residential charge is based on a rent (accommodation) component and a services component as listed over the page.

21 and over

Under 21

$1,034.10

$791.65

St. Nicholas Group Homes and Plenty Residential Services Group Homes

Applies to long-term accommodation and support in department-managed group homes whose original residents formerly resided in the residential institution of St Nicholas Hospital, or who currently reside at Plenty Residential Services. The residential charge is based on a rent (accommodation) component and a services component as listed over the page.

21 and over

Under 21

$1,034.04

$842.27

Group Homes

Applies to long-term accommodation and support in department-managed group homes, excluding St. Nicholas and Plenty Residential Services group homes. The residential charge is based on a rent (accommodation) component and a limited services component listed over the page.

21 and over

Under 21

$231.17

$170.10

Respite Services

Applies to short-term accommodation in a department-managed respite facility

Daily Rate

Resident 21 years of age or over

Resident 16 to 20 years of age

Resident 15 years of age or under

$21.10

$14.05

$8.70

Services Included in Charge

ResidentResidential Service

Services included in charge

ResidenResidential Institutions

St. NichSt Nicolas Group Homes and Plenty ResidenResidential Services Group Homes

Rent component: Accommodation

Services component:

  • Utilities
  • Communication and telephone
  • Bedding and Linen
  • Food
  • General household consumable supplies
  • Communal furnishings and whitegoods
  • Household equipment and utensils
  • Replacement of any of the above items

Other Services:

  • Basic furniture
  • Replacement basic furniture
  • Cleaning
  • Laundry Services
  • Repairs and maintenance
  • First Aid & Medical Supplies:
    • Prescription drugs
    • Incontinence Aids
    • Sunscreen
    • Food supplements
  • Support services to the extent provided by the facility, that is:
    • Physiotherapy
    • Occupational therapy
    • Education and Recreational Services
    • Transport

Group HGroup homes

Rent component: Accommodation

Services component:

  • Communal furniture and whitegoods upon initial establishment of facility

Other Services:

  • General maintenance of residence, excluding grounds and gardening

Respite  Services

The charge covers all on-site accommodation and meals and excludes other externally provided activity costs.

 
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Board and Lodging: rent and service components

This fact sheet provides a more detailed list of the rent and service components provided as part of the Board and Lodging residential charge for residents living in Department of Human Services managed residential services, including a description of each component.

Board and Lodging fee includes the cost of the following items:

Rent:    An amount for the use of the resident's room and common areas. Rent also includes maintenance to the property including repairing house fixtures or fittings that are broken or faulty and maintenance undertaken to prevent deterioration of the property, and maintenance of outside areas.

Utilities:    The supply and use of utilities including gas, water and electricity.

Communications:    The supply and reasonable usage of shared phone lines for the household including a fixed landline or shared mobile phone.

Food: Food prepared or consumed inside the home including shared takeaway meals (includes meals prepared in the home but consumed while at routine day activities). Food supplements, specialised dietary requirements and thickeners recommended by health professionals.
 
Bedding and Linen: Provision and replacement of standard manchester. Includes items such as bed sheets, pillows, pillow cases, doonas and blankets, towels and face cloths.
 
General household consumable supplies: Items used by the household that need to be replaced regularly because they are used or wear out. Includes items like cleaning and laundry products, light globes and toilet paper.
    
Communal furnishings and whitegoods:  Provision and replacement of furnishings and whitegoods in living or shared areas (for example, not a resident's personal room). This includes furnishings and whitegoods in the living areas of residents living in individual units.

Household equipment and utensils:  Provision and replacement of household equipment and utensils in living or shared areas.

Board and Lodging fee excludes the cost of the following items
Exclusions:  Clothing, toiletries, insurance, medication, intentional damage to property, personal mobile phone or internet connections, personal furniture, restaurant meals, dry cleaning, private transport, day service fees, holidays and pay TV access.

30 October 2013

Further information about these charges can be obtained from the Regional Disability 

LISA Inc   ~   Phone: 03 9434 3810   ~   Email: vk3qq@optusnet.com.au   ~   Address: 73 Nepean Street Watsonia VIC 3087

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