Art by Milton Budge

Welcome to Booroongen Djugun Limited
Residential Care

Residential Care Facility

Welcome to Booroongen Djugun , located on the Mid North Coast of NSW

On the Dunghutti lands, we stand and deliver health care for our people.
Look around on this site as we pay respect to the Ancestors, our buildings are positioned on this country and architecturally designed with thought to Earth, Air, Fire and Water.
Step onto our site and see the rammed earth walls, the open spaces, the pond and the Aboriginal art by Milton Budge (Governance Prize winner) and Thancoupie ( Renowned ceramic artist).

Join with us around the Fire Pit where we yarn up and celebrate our friendships with johnny cakes and damper. Keeping our cultural connection close.

Our facility has 3 different levels of residential and respite care from low care hostel units, high care places and a safe secure environment for special care needs.

Within the grounds you will find native plants and animals.
Inside you will find a range of communal areas and activity rooms including comfortable lounge rooms with TVs Wi-Fi, library room, function room and dining rooms. The rammed earth walls provide a comfortable temperature all year round.

You can even enjoy our visiting hairdresser and our wellness centre that provides a private place to enjoy cooking sewing craft and barbecues with friends.

Activities

Activities are available 7 days a week we welcome everyone to join in on our bowls, bingo, live music sessions, shopping trips, picnics and barbeques.

Some activities that you will have the opportunity to get involved with include: cultural and spiritual activities, cognitive activities including word games and puzzles, gardening, outdoors activities, in home entertainment, day trips and movies. Whatever your passion may be, and if there’s something you’re interested in that isn’t on offer, speak with our team who are always excited to hear new ideas and suggestions.

Food

Home cooked country style meals are our speciality! The pride of our kitchen is the chicken schnitzel, our Friday fish and chips or fisherman basket, casseroles and seasonal salads.

We love our scones jam and cream, our bush tucker johnny cakes and damper. Our fresh fruit and vegie sourced locally and variety of choice at every meal that are reviewed by a dietician and offer variety of options that cater to all residents.

Our residents provide feedback on the menu to ensure choice and style is created to make sure that their preferences are reflected as much as possible.

Between mealtimes, we provide mid-morning and afternoon tea and supper so there’s always something to delight your senses. You can choose to eat in our dining rooms or, if you’d prefer, you can dine in the comfort of your own room, or lounge rooms.

Fees and payments

Your fees cover the care you receive and your accommodation, and sometimes additional services.

Outlined below are the fees you may be required to pay based on the aged care home and room type you are considering.

Care Fees
Basic daily fee
$53.56 per day

What is this?
Care fees include the Basic Daily Fee and a Means Tested Care Fee.

Means Tested Care Fee
Determined by Services Australia

What is this?
This is an additional daily care contribution fee. This fee is determined by Services Australia upon completing a means test and is capped annually and over a resident’s lifetime.

Basic Daily Fee
This fee is set out by the Government and equates to 85% of the full pension.

What is this?
The fee amount will be reviewed by the government on the 20th March and 20th September each year in line with the pension increase. Everyone in aged care is required to pay this fee unless they are experiencing financial hardship which will be determined by Centrelink.
Means Tested Care Fee
This is an additional daily care contribution fee. This fee is determined by Services Australia upon completing a means test and is capped annually and over a resident’s lifetime.

Accommodation Fees
Your choice of 4 fee payment options

What is this?
This payment will differ at each home based upon the room type you choose. To allow you flexibility there are four payment options to choose from.
1. Daily accommodation payment
2. Refundable accommodation deposit
3. Combination payment
4. Drawdown payment

Facility Background

In 1989 Gary Morris and Val March, along with other health and welfare workers, called a public meeting to discuss the development of an Aboriginal Aged Care Facility.

The idea for the design of the aged care facility came from the views and opinions held by the Elders.

For the Elders, the totems of fire, water, earth, and sun were seen as having strong ties to traditional life. To meet their needs, extensive consultation has taken place at a grass roots level. This has allowed an aged care facility to be developed that reflects the spiritual feelings connected with the traditions and customs of Aboriginal people.

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Booroongen Djugun Limited acknowledges the Traditional Owners, the Dunghutti Nation, on whose land we meet, share, live and work. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and extend our respect to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples from all Nations of this land.

WARNING: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or text.