We welcome you to Havilah where we give you the opportunity to thrive in aged-care regardless of your budget. Our pricing and amenity descriptions are available for download further below.
From 1st July 2014 changes to how we price our accommodation, legislated by the Commonwealth Government, came into effect.
Under the legislation a maximum price can be set for each room individually or alternatively similar rooms can be grouped together collectively.
At our Harkness Street site, as all rooms are single occupancy with ensuite and there are only minor room differences, the maximum price applying to all rooms on this site as at 1st July 2017 is $350,000.
Please talk to us about our alternative pricing models.
At Havilah on Palmerston there is a price for Single Occupancy of a unit and a price per person for a couple sharing a Shared Occupancy unit. Maximum Prices applying to this accommodation from 1st July 2019 are $380,000 and $266,000 respectively. Please talk to us about our alternative pricing models.
Residents will be able to choose to pay a RAD (Refundable Accommodation Deposit)
or a DAP (Daily Accommodation Payment) or a combination of the two.
The DAP is calculated by multiplying the MPIR (Maximum Permissible Interest Rate) currently at 4.02%
by the (Accommodation Price less any RAD paid).
DAP's can be deducted from any RAD lodged by request in writing.
Residents cannot pay a RAD which will leave them with assets less than $50,500.
Havilah has pricing models available which provide the opportunity for a reduction in the Accommodation Price and which also give further certainty for residents by capping the amount of the DAP that can be deducted during the period of residency. (conditions apply)
Rules remain in place for those residents with lower value assets and the government will continue to contribute to the accommodation costs of these residents.
(See links with full descriptions and pricing information from the amenity list further below and ask us about how the pricing works for you.)
Does Havilah have beds available for people of low means?
YES. More than 40% of our overall places are set aside for people with no assets or with only minimal assets.
Can I still receive the pension if I live
in an aged care facility?
YES. If you are eligible for a pension you will still receive it whilst living in aged care. Pensioner couples (where one or both are living in aged care), each receive a single pension.
If I have no assets will I be able to live at Havilah?
YES. If you have no assets you will not need to pay any up front accommodation charge.
Do I have to pay an upfront fee to become an aged care resident at Havilah?
Not necessarily. If assets are valued at under $49,500 you will not need to pay any up front fees.
What if my wife and I own our own home but only one of us is needing residential aged care accommodation?
In this case the value of your home would not be included in your assets and only half of the other assets would be assessed.
If I have assets under $49,500 what fees will I need to pay?
You will only need to pay the basic daily fee. The government will provide a subsidy towards your accommodation costs.
What if the value of my assets is above $49,500?
Talk to us to work out the best way for you. The government will continue to pay a subsidy towards your accommodation costs, on a reducing scale, if your assets are between $49,500 and $160,000.
AT HAVILAH ON HARKNESS
“Situated in a peaceful part of town a short walk from Princes Park, Havilah’s Harkness site offers spacious living, natural light and award-winning gardens.”
“Havilah is innovative in its design. Those who have made it their home and all who visit are impressed by the layout and feel of Havilah.”
“Each ‘house’ has its own private dining facilities with kitchenette and several sitting areas and TV rooms.”
“Generous pathways are in place for residents to stroll around our gardens which are beautifully developed with plantings reflecting the previous home gardens of our residents such as bulbs, hydrangea, roses, grape vines and fruit trees.
“At Havilah we provide the environment for you to maximise your enjoyment of every day.”
AT HAVILAH ON PALMERSTON
“Stunning communal dining, kitchen and activity areas are easily accessible from the light-filled, architect-designed apartments.”
“Comfortable chairs flank the hallways of Raglan House and create atmospheric reading and meeting areas that might be part of a luxurious hotel experience.”
“Havilah on Palmerston celebrates the glamour of a heritage building redesigned into a light-filled community centre ‘Orana’.”
“Raglan House apartments are linked to the main dining room and to Orana by a glass corridor, providing a seamless transition between the old and the new.”
“The grounds have expanses of grass and are bordered by gardens, while a palm tree from the days of the school reminds us of the building’s past and also lends an exotic feel.”