Sandhill

25 Waveney Street
South Launceston
TAS 7249

Phone: 03 6344 5566

About Sandhill

  • Shared rooms with shared ensuite
  • Private rooms with shared ensuite
  • Private rooms with private ensuite
  • Secure environments for those living with dementia
Sandhill is located in the picturesque, tranquil setting of South Launceston where residents enjoy the spectacular views over the city and the mountains.
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Sandhill is one of the largest residential aged care homes in Tasmania, and it is set in an extensive park-like location on a hill overlooking the city.

With single rooms and shared rooms on offer, the accommodation provides companionship and is perfect for couples that would like to live together while receiving the benefits of 24 hour care.

All are welcome to participate in our community and recreational activities. Our leisure and lifestyle programs can be personalised to individual needs and preferences to best ensure a sense of purpose and fulfilment.

Features

Care
  • 24 hour care, with Registered Nurses onsite 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Specialised environment for those living with dementia
  • Palliative care
  • 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
Facilities
  • Private or shared room accommodation available, all with private ensuites
  • Relaxing day rooms, lounges and dining areas
  • Beautiful courtyards and gardens
  • Café
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)
  • Men’s Group
  • 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

Care Fees

  • Basic Daily Care Fee of $52.25

    A government set fee, applicable to all residents.

  • Means Tested Care Fee

    A government fee that may apply.

  • Additional Services

    Packages designed to add a little luxury.

Accommodation fees

  • Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)

    This is the lump sum (room price) that is fully refunded when you leave.

  • Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)

    A daily payment of interest on the room price. The Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR) is set by the government at 4.1%*.

  • A combination of RAD and DAP

    You can choose to pay part of your RAD and a DAP on the remaining amount.

Description RAD DAP*
Classic

Shared bathrooms, accommodation or both.

$350,000 $39.32
Deluxe

Private accommodation with private ensuite.

$420,000 $47.18
Platinum

Private accommodation with private ensuite. Rooms feature expansive windows that provide beautiful views.

$525,000 $58.97

*As at 1 July 2020

Sandhill

25 Waveney Street
South Launceston
TAS 7249

Phone: 03 6344 5566

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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 2020, the MPIR is 4.10%.

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 4.89%)/ 365 = $23.45 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 $52.25
  • Other government charges, such as the Means Tested Care Fee, may apply. Please speak with the Manager for further information.