The Homestead

29 Homestead Avenue
Walkley Heights
SA 5098

Phone: 08 8222 1222

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The Homestead

29 Homestead Avenue
Walkley Heights
SA 5098

Phone: 08 8222 1222

Enquire now Download this page

About The Homestead

The Homestead represents the best of Japara – where a nurturing, home-like environment meets a high quality of service, an engaging lifestyle program and friendly staff always on hand.

Nestled within a quiet residential area and recently refurbished, The Homestead offers a range of spacious single, deluxe and premium rooms, as well as four separate lounge areas, and three courtyards filled with greenery.

The Homestead offers the best of both worlds, with a peaceful residential setting and everything you need close by. We’re only a couple of minutes away from the local shops, with large regional shopping centres not far away.

Sit back and enjoy a movie, enjoy dinner from our extensive a la carte menu in one of the dining rooms, or catch up with visitors in the sunny courtyard. A life at The Homestead is full of purpose, fulfilment and friendship.

Japara The Homestead also offers Day Respite Care, find out more.



  • 24 hour care, with Registered Nurses onsite 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Caring, committed, compassionate staff
  • Individualised care and therapy plans
  • Respite and permanent care available
  • Your own doctor or specialist
  • Chef cooked & prepared nutritious and delicious meals


  • Private accommodation with private ensuites
  • Relaxing day rooms, lounges and dining areas
  • Outdoor areas
  • Private dining room for functions
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Spa facilities

Activities and services

  • Personalised lifestyle program, 7 days a week
  • Regular group and individual outings and community activities
  • Bus outings ( scenic drives, shopping trips, lunches)
  • A la carte menu
  • Aromatherapy
  • Audiometry and audiology
  • Dental technician and dentist
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy and physio-aides
  • Podiatry
  • Speech therapy
  • Hairdressing/manicurist
  • Spiritual and pastoral guidance
  • Signature by Japara Wellness Package available

Fees and charges

Description RAD DAP*

Shared bathrooms, accommodation or both.

$360,000 $54.64

Private accommodation with private ensuite.

$410,000 $62.23

Private accommodation with private ensuite in a slightly bigger room or more premium location.

$490,000 $74.37

*As at 1 July 2019

What are these fees and charges?

RAD stands for Refundable Accommodation Deposit. It is a lump sum payment to the aged care provider. The full RAD amount is refunded upon departure of the facility and is 100% guaranteed by the government.

DAP stands for Daily Accommodation Payment. As an alternative to paying your Accommodation Payment as a lump sum, you can pay periodic payments, which are based on a daily fee and billed monthly. The DAP is not refundable when you leave the aged care home. The DAP amount is based on the Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR), which is set by the government, and the agreed price of the room/suite you are interested in.

Daily Accommodation Payments (DAP) are calculated based on the government set Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR). As at 1 July 2019, the MPIR is 5.54%.

To calculate the equivalent DAP, multiply the Refundable Accommodation Deposit by the MPIR and divide by 365 for the daily rate. For a combination RAD/DAP payment, multiply the remainder of the RAD by the MPIR and divide by 365. For example, the DAP on 50% of a $350,000 RAD is determined by: [(50% x $350,000) x MPIR]/365 = ($175,000 X 5.54%)/ 365 = $26.56 per day.

Additional fees that may apply:

  • The above accommodation charges do not apply to concessional/fully supported residents.
  • The government-set Daily Care Fee is in addition to the above accommodation charges, and is currently set at $51.21
  • Other government charges, such as the Means Tested Care Fee, may apply. Please speak with the Manager for further information.

DAP calculator


How much can you pay outright?

Part-payment deposit

How much can you optionally contribute? (Based on current MPIR of 5.54%)

Daily Accommodation Payment

Based on the asking RAD of $360,000 and an optional part payment deposit of $0, the DAP is $54.64. This DAP calculation is to be used as a guide only.

Read more about fees and charges or visit the Australian Government’s Ageing and Aged Care website to learn about fees, charges and payments.


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