Residential care at Clarence Estate
A place to call home.
If you have been looking for choice of residence that reflects your lifestyle and provides the accommodation and health services that are important to you, look no further.
Clarence Estate is a premium aged care home located in the heart of Albany, providing residential care, home care services and dementia support to a community of older people from the Great Southern region.
We offer a range of services including home care, respite care and dementia support, so you can stay with us even if your needs change. Our team of dedicated, professional staff provide responsive, individualised care with registered nursing care available 24 hours a day.
Living among friends and being part of a close community is important. Clarence Estate was designed with this in mind: each of Clarence Estate’s five houses is built around a shared space with a kitchen, dining room and lounge room where our residents like to relax by the fireplace, catch up with friends and family or watch their favourite television show.
Each house has its own front door for visitors, and is surrounded by landscaped gardens and courtyards to enjoy on a shady summer afternoon or warm winter days. The suites are elegantly decorated in a traditional style to create warm, familiar living spaces.
Our premium suites offer a greater degree of privacy and indulgence, with small touches like deliveries of fresh flowers, Foxtel, private gardens, computer and internet connections and your own private ensuite equipped with quality fittings.
Our approach to care
Clarence Estate’s extensive care network is made up of health practitioners and hospitality staff who work together to ensure that each resident is well cared for.
Registered nurses provide round-the-clock care 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and are supported by a dedicated team of enrolled nurses, personal carers, general practitioners and therapists.
Lifestyle and activities
As you get older, maintaining your interests and enjoying an active, balanced lifestyle is an important part of staying happy and healthy. We make it easy to choose activities that are meaningful to you, whether it be art and craft, gardening, music, exercise or simply socialising with old friends.
We have a daily activities program and you are welcome to participate in as many or as few as you wish.
Friends and family are more than welcome to join in for any of our activities.
Your room will be furnished and decorated for you, but we encourage you to bring personal belongings such as photographs and soft furnishings to help you feel at home
Food and nutrition
The chefs in our hotel-standard kitchen create seasonal menus for you to enjoy. Our à la carte menu features home cooked favourites. Indulging in the odd sweet treat is important too, and we take pride in creating sumptuous desserts for you to enjoy.
We cater for allergies, intolerances and cultural requirements, and we welcome you to discuss your needs with us.
Fees and charges
The cost of aged care is dependent on your circumstances and is different for everyone. The cost of your care and accommodation at Clarence Estate can include the following:
Basic daily fee
This fee is set by the Department of Human Services at 85% of the single pension and is indexed in March and September each year. To read the latest schedule of fees and charges go to the Department of Health website.
Means-tested care fee
This is an additional contribution towards to the cost of your care that some people are required to pay, and is based on an assessment of your income and assets.
This charge covers your accommodation at Clarence Estate. You can choose to make your accommodation payments as either a:
- lump sum
- daily accommodation payment
- combination of both
You may not need to pay an accommodation payment if this is paid in full or in part or by the Government if you are classified as a supported resident based on your income and assets as assessed by Centrelink.
You can see the full list of accommodation charges for Clarence Estate by downloading the accommodation pricing information fact sheet.
Fees for extra services
Special Services and Premium Services rooms at Clarence Estate are offered on an extra service basis, while the dementia rooms in Sister Julie House are not.
We will provide you with information about these services, such as hairdressing and Foxtel, and the fees that apply when you make an enquiry.e have more detailed information about the fees and charges and income and assets assessments in our fees and charges section on our Hall & Prior website.
Clarence Estate Home Care
Our residential care program is support by our home care arm, which means that if you would prefer to be supported to live in your own home we can cater to this as well. We have expertise across the entire aged care journey, and we take this together with you.