Willoughby Retirement Community Hostel

Provider overview

Phone
Phone(02) 9417 8443
Fax
Fax Number
(02) 9417 3777
Address
1 Warrah Street
CHATSWOOD NSW 2067
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Willoughby Hostel provides 40 low-care including outreach places managed by Willoughby Retirement Community Association (WRCA) which is a registered Charity set up in the 1970s on parkland in Chatswood donated by Willoughby Council. Adjacent to Willoughby Village, Willoughby Hostel was built in 1991 providing accommodation for seniors with assisted care and sharing of village facilities.

Outreach is a service which provides our hostel care to residents, living in self-contained units, who require help with everyday activities and to facilitate ageing in place. WRCA is able to offer flexibility in accommodation and levels of assistance for individual residents, including couples in two-bedroom units with different health care needs. Willoughby Hostel on Warrah Street provides accommodation, care and dining facilities and is a short pleasant walk from our self-contained units via a covered bridge across Scotts Creek, frequented by ducks and water dragons.

Compliance information There are no notices of non-compliance or sanctions recorded.
Accreditation Period
3 Years
Accredited Yes
ABN
60001838777
Approved Provider
Willoughby Retirement Community Association
Previously known as -
Financially or Socially disadvantaged people, Veterans, Dementia

Location

Map showing the provider's location. limited accessibility

Room details and costs

Single rooms

The 29 studio units located within the 4 storey Hostel building offer a comfortable fully-maintained room each with ensuite, bed, lounge chair, wardrobe, kitchenette, and a balcony overlooking Muston Park or Scotts Creek.

Outreach studio units are located within the Village, adjacent to the Hostel, offering to 11 low-care residents a more independent lifestyle in larger units with ensuite and private balcony/patio. All low-care residents have access the Hostel Dining Room for meals.

Maximum room occupancy
1
Room size
Hostel studios 19m2. Outreach studios 25m2.
Maximum refundable deposit $550,000
Maximum daily payments $73.99
Common areas description A common lounge area and communal kitchenette with tea and coffee making facilities is provided on each floor of the 4 storey Hostel. All low-care residents have access to the Hostel Dining Room and the beautiful village communal gardens, including the central village community function room complete with spacious sun-deck and barbecue.
Additional care and services included in room price Our on-site maintenance team maintain the quality of each unit and assist with procuring unit furnishings and equipment for residents' use, including air-conditioners, televisions and computers. Free internet access is provided in the Village Grace Room lounge area.
Additional care and services available at additional cost Telephone and foxtel cable services are available at resident's cost with payment direct to the service provider.
Extra service fee $0
Extra service fee explained
Combination payment example 50% refundable deposit of $275,000 and 50% daily payment of $37
Explanation of payment options Residents can choose to pay for their accommodation by a refundable deposit, a daily payment, or a combination of both.

A refundable deposit is paid as a lump sum amount. A daily payment accrues daily and is paid periodically, for example every 28 days. A combination payment includes both a partial lump sum and daily payments.

Shared rooms

Two-bedroom outreach units which have separate lounge, kitchenette, ensuite and second toilet, and two balconies with district views overlooking Muston Park and Scotts Creek, are available within the village for low-care couples who are able to walk to the centrally located hostel dining room for meals. Smaller one-bedroom units and villas with similar facilities are also available.

Hostel care, including unit cleaning services, is provided. These larger units are located in a 8 storey tower building or one-level villas/townhouses within the village.

Maximum room occupancy
2
Currently available Yes
Room size
Two-bedroom units & lounge are 50m2, one-bed 37m2
Maximum refundable deposit $550,000
Maximum daily payments $73.99
Common areas description Our spacious one & two-bedroom outreach units offer a more independent lifestyle to couples who may have differing care needs yet wish to continue to live together in a self-care home-like environment with access to on-site care services as required.

The units are adjacent to Scotts Creek and Muston Park with beautiful garden views and children's playground equipment.

The quality maintained village function rooms are centrally located within a garden setting and offer fully equipped kitchen and seating, with sun-deck and barbecue for social events and family gatherings.
Additional care and services included in room price Our on-site maintenance team maintain the quality of each unit and assist with procuring unit furnishings and equipment for residents' use, including air-conditioners, televisions and computers. Free internet access is provided in the Village Grace Room lounge.
Additional care and services available at additional cost Telephone and foxtel cable services are available to the unit at resident's cost with payment direct to the relevant service provider.
Extra service fee
Extra service fee explained
Combination payment example 50% refundable deposit of $275,000 and 50% daily payment of $37
Explanation of payment options Couples sharing a one-bedroom or two-bedroom unit can choose to pay for their accommodation by refundable deposits, daily payments, or a combination of both. The RAD and DAP is per resident.

Refundable deposits are paid as a lump sum amount. Daily payments accrue daily and are paid periodically, for example 28 days. Combination payments include both partial lump sums and daily payments.

The fee arrangements for aged care homes changed on 1 July 2014. A summary of the types of fees that you may be asked to pay are on the Aged care home costs and fees page.

If your income and assets are over a certain amount you may be asked to make an accommodation payment that you agree with the home. Otherwise the Australian Government will pay for part or all of your accommodation costs. The Department of Human Services will advise you if you are required to make an accommodation payment.