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Carinya Residential Aged Care Service



34A Balaka Street
Capel Sound VIC 3940

Contact Details

Tel: (03) 5950 4795
Fax: (03) 9788 1216

About Carinya Residential Aged Care Service

Carinya is a 26-bed purpose built Aged Persons Mental Health Residential Care Facility designed to provide high level specialist nursing care to residents with complex mental health diagnoses who are unable to be managed effectively in a generic aged care facility. It is an interim care facility which provides specialist care until a resident no longer requires this level of care and is able to move to alternative accommodation that meets the resident’s need at that time.

Carinya being a Public Sector Residential Aged Care Facility, managed by Peninsula Health, has easy access to a range of other services provided by a large health organisation such as the Emergency Department at Rosebud and Frankston Hospitals, medical surgical units, rehabilitation services, palliative care.

Carinya is fully accredited with the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency. Accreditation reports are available on the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency website.

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Accommodation and pricing

All residents will be asked to pay:

  • Daily fees (everyone pays)

  • Accommodation Payments (means tested)

MPIR 4.02% (*effective 1 January 2021)

View the Australian Government Schedule of Fees and Charges for Residential and Home Care

Option 1 : Pay Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)
Option 2 : Pay Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)

Maximum Accommodation Payment per Room RAD DAP
Single Room ensuite $550,000 $60.58 per day

Option 3 : Combination RAD and DAP

Maximum Accommodation Payment per Room RAD DAP
Single Room ensuite $275,000 $30.29 per day

Option 4 : 20% up front RAD with a non-cash DAP reduction (DAP is taken from RAD)

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Clinical Services 

Nursing Staff 

Nursing care is provided by Registered Nurses, and Enrolled Nurses. There is a registered Nurse on Duty 24 hours per day, as well as a Nurse Unit Manager Monday – Friday 0800-1630Carinya has a range of specialist clinical nurse consultants employed by Peninsula Health who provide specialist nursing input, including:

  • Diabetes Consultant
  • Skin Integrity Consultant
  • Cognition Consultant
  • Infection Control Consultant
  • Falls Prevention Consultant
  • Palliative Care Consultant

Medical Staff

Clinical governance is provided by a Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in Aged Mental Health who attends Carinya on a weekly basis.A General Practitioner (GP) who works closely with the consultant Psychiatrist visits Carinya twice per week, to review residents on a regular basis. Residents are however able to choose their own General Practitioner and need to ensure that the doctor will visit this Facility.

Allied Health Staff

Carinya employs an external Physiotherapist to provide initial physiotherapy assessment to all residents on admission and then for ongoing review of residents.Occupational Therapist, Dietitian, Podiatrist, Speech Pathology and Social Work is available on referral.Diversional Therapist and allied health provide a structured and comprehensive activities program tailored to the needs of individual residents, as well as weekly bus trips for residents.

Carer and Consumer Consultants

Peninsula Health Mental Health Service employs a full-time Consumer Consultant as well as a Carer Consultant, who both provide support to residents and carers as required.

Resident and Carer Feedback

Residents and carers are invited to participate in an annual survey with regards to their satisfaction. Peninsula Health volunteers are able to assist those who have difficulty in completing the survey. Results of the survey are available on request from the Nurse Unit Manager (NUM).

Visiting Hours

There are no set visiting hours. Carinya is regarded as the resident’s home and visitors are welcome at the times it suits the individual resident with consideration for other residents in the facility.

Information required on admission

We will require the following information:

  • Current family contact details
  • Financial Power of Attorney
  • Medical Power of Attorney
  • Pension Number (if applicable)
  • Medicare Number
  • Department of Veteran Affairs number (if applicable)
  • Pharmaceutical number
  • State Trustees number (if applicable)
  • Disability number (if applicable)
  • Ambulance number (if applicable)
  • Private Health Insurance details (if applicable)

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