Yallambee Lodge

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Yallambee Lodge was built and opened in 1995. It is a 40 bed aged care facility with 38 permanent beds and 2 respite beds. All rooms are private with en-suite. We are able to deliver a diverse range of care services including palliative care to our residents who require assistance because of their complex personal and care needs. Yallambee Lodge now also caters for residents with higher needs. 

Who is eligible for care in Yallambee?
Anyone who is assessed as eligible for residential permanent or respite care by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). 

Who will deliver the care involved?
We have a diverse range of care staff at Yallambee. We have Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses and Carers. Your care will be delivered by people who are familiar with, and trained to give, care appropriate to your needs. A Registered Nurse is on call 24 hours a day. All care will be assessed, and monitored, by a qualified nurse.

How do I qualify for a bed at Yallambee Lodge?
Contact the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) who are based at Cooma Community Health on (02) 6455 3201. You can also contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or visit the My Aged Care website for more information. 

I have been assessed, what is my next step?
You need to make an appointment so that the Manager is able to take a brief history and place your name on the waiting list. Please phone beforehand for an appointment for further details. The person to contact is:

Yallambee Lodge 
1 Binalong Street 
Phone (02) 6452 1669 

What will happen at that appointment?
Your present living and caring arrangements will be discussed in confidence, your specific needs will be determined, and you will be placed on our waiting list. As our beds are limited in number, and the need for beds is prioritised, you may not be able to be allocated a bed immediately, so please do not make any changes to either your living or existing care arrangements. It is impossible to give your or your family any estimation of waiting time for a bed. You will also have a tour of the facility. 

Do people with more money get preference?
Income does not determine who receives care. Those with the greatest care need will receive care before those with a lesser need.

Will I have to pay anything to stay in Yallambee?
Yes. All people at Yallambee pay a daily care fee which is determined by the Government. This changes twice a year in line with any pension increase. You or your next of kin must notify Centrelink of your admission to the facility and they will determine what assets you have. From this assessment it will be possible to work out what amount your refundable accommodation deposit will be. For those with no assets, or assets below the cut off limit, no accommodation deposit needs to be paid. If you are to pay an accommodation payment, you or your family will be notified of the amount and details of payment in writing. You may also need to pay an income tested fee. This will be determined by the Department of Social Services.

For more information on the fees and charges, please see the link to the right,Department of Social Services Aged Care Fees and Charges. Please note that a different Schedule of Fees and Charges applies to people who entered residential care prior to 1st July 2014. Information for these residents can also be found on the Department of Social Services website by following the link to the right. 

For more information on the Combined Assets and Income Assessment, please see the link to the right, Department of Human Services, Centrelink - Permanent Residential Aged Care Request for a Combined Assets and Income Assessment (SA457).