Every aged care home in Australia that receives government funding is assessed and accredited by the Australia Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission. Assessments are performed every three years, or more often if concerns are raised.
A Ukrainian refugee and widow who turns 90 years old next month has found safety in Western Australia and also a new home, thanks to Regis Nedlands. Tamara Plastovets arrived in Perth on 17 April with her daughter, Olena, in a journey that saw the octogenarian leave her home country for the first time to seek protection in Australia with her two granddaughters and their families, who have lived in WA for over a decade.
When you move into a residential aged care home (nursing home), a price for your chosen room will be negotiated between you and the aged care home. A means assessment will determine if you are required to pay this price.
Gunter Wahl is an integral member of the community at Regis Dandenong North. He is 82 years old and has been a resident since December 2019. As the unofficial gardener of the Home, Gunter takes pride in ensuring all the gardens are in pristine condition and are a pleasant environment for his fellow aged care residents.