|Single Person||$224,654 of assets|
|Married Couple (where both are in long-term residential care)||$224,654 of assets|
|Married Couple (where only one is in long-term residential care) can choose either:|
|Combined total assets EXCLUDING your family home, car and up to $10,000 in pre-paid funeral expenses||$123,025 of assets|
|Combined total assets INCLUDING the value of your house and car||$224,654 total assets|
If you meet these criteria, the Southern District Health Board pays a subsidy. This subsidy, combined with your National Superannuation, covers the full cost of your care.
Note that Birchleigh may levy an additional charge for residents choosing one of our larger apartment style rooms. Click here for details.
Birchleigh offers 22 apartment-style rooms in our Silverstream Rest Home. These rooms attract a surcharge of $77.00 per week (including GST) above our standard Rest Home fee.
This charge is not part of the standard Rest Home fee for service set by the Southern District Health Board; it is an additional charge for the extra space and facilities these apartments offer compared with a standard Rest Home room. Private-paying and subsidised residents who choose one of these apartments accept this additional charge as a condition of their occupancy.
There is one slightly smaller bed-sitter apartment, which has a surcharge of $38.50 per week.
Our Braeside Hospital Unit has one large studio apartment with ensuite. This room can comfortably accommodate a couple. The surcharge for this apartment is $99.96 per week.
The balance of the rooms do not attract a surcharge. They are of an equally high standard of finish, and have a shared ensuite arrangement.