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Welcome to
Fronditha Care Clayton

Our Clayton facility provides luxurious accommodation and contemporary care to its 152 residents.

To book a tour or enquire, call us on (03) 9239 2100 or visit us at 94 Springs Rd, Clayton South.

About us

The facility has four wings, Steyi, Pronia, Galini and Galini MSU; and is characterised by soft furnishings, ample light-filled living areas and spacious rooms with ensuites.

There is a private dining room, a hair and beauty salon, a library and an Orthodox chapel for ceremony and reflection. Open balconies, paved courtyards, raised garden beds and a large BBQ entertainment area combine to create the ideal outdoor environment for residents.

The state-of-the-art Memory Support Unit (MSU) is specially designed for residents with severe dementia, providing comfort, security and joy.

Fronditha Care Clayton has been part of the community for more than 40 years and our residents are encouraged to maintain connections with local schools, musicians and community groups who regularly visit.

About us

Features and Pricing

Included services

  • Hair and Beauty Salon
  • Orthodox Chapel
  • Memory Support Unit
  • Palliative care
  • 24/7 nurses

Other features

  • Dining Room
  • BBQ entertainment area
  • Paved courtyards
  • Balconies
  • Couples rooms
  • Bus outings

Fees and charges

Fees are determined according to each resident’s financial situation, as determined by Centrelink. Residents must provide payment for entering a nursing home, much like giving a deposit to buy a house or pay rent.

They can either pay a one-off deposit (which is refunded when the resident leaves the facility) or pay a daily accommodation fee.

For further information on fees, costs and admission, please contact our Support Hub on (03) 9552 4100 or email us at info@fronditha.org.
You may also visit the My Aged care website to learn more or call 1800 200 422.
RAD Prices

What our residents and family have to say

Spiros’s story

Although I was hesitant at first about coming to an aged care facility, I can honestly say that joining Fronditha Care as a resident was one of the best decisions I’ve made. From the delicious food to the meaningful cultural celebrations, everything has been wonderful. But what really sets Fronditha Care apart is the care provided by the staff. Their attentiveness and kindness have made me feel comfortable and happy here.

Living at Fronditha Care has given me and my family peace of mind. We know that I’m in good hands and that I’ll be cared for in the best possible way.

Tasoula’s story

As an elderly person living by myself, it was becoming increasingly difficult to manage everyday chores such as cooking, cleaning, and shopping. Thanks to Fronditha Care, I receive appropriate services, I feel that people understand me, and it has given me a great emotional boost. I consider the carers as my own children.

FAQs

How do I obtain admission to Fronditha Care’s Residential Aged Care Services?

To obtain admission to Fronditha Care’s residential care services you must first be assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Service. This service determines your eligibility and level of care you may require. For information on how to contact Aged Care Assessment Services go to the My Aged Care website www.myagedcare.gov.au. Once you have been assessed as requiring residential care or community care packages you may contact Fronditha Care on (03) 9552 4100 or via email info@fronditha.org to apply for placement.

How long do I wait before I am admitted to a residential care facility?

All of Fronditha Care’s residential aged care facilities and community support services have awaiting lists. It is not possible to ascertain how long an applicant may have to wait before they are admitted. Allocation of vacant beds or other services are done on a needs basis after assessment by Fronditha Care.

What are the fees payable for residential care services?

The fees payable by elders for residential care services is set by Commonwealth government legislation and regulations. The exact amount  you are required to pay is determined after assessment of their level of income and assets, by Centrelink.

The components of fees are:

  1. Daily fees which generally amount to 85% of the aged pension. These cover living costs.
  2. An income tested fee which applies in circumstances where your income is above the threshold set by the Commonwealth.
  3. Care Contribution Fee is an additional contribution towards the cost of care that some prospective residents may be required to pay. This will also be determined by Centrelink.
  4. Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD). This is for your accommodation in the home. The RAD prices are set each of our respective facilities and they vary. Centrelink will determine if you are required to pay this, based on an assessment of your income and assets.
  5. For more information on fees please access the My Aged Care website www.myagedcare.gov.au
  6. *Detailed RAD prices at FC facilities will be discussed during the pre-admission process at the individual facilities

What is the Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)?

The Commonwealth government under the Living Longer Better legislation, (Aged Care Act) requires that all eligible residents entering residential care pay a Refundable Accommodation Deposit. This is for your accommodation costs.

A Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) is an amount arranged between the resident and Fronditha Care. The RAD amount for each facility may vary and is advertised on the Fronditha Care website and the Government My Aged Care website (www.myagedcare.gov.au or on 1800 200 422). It is recommended that each client has a Centrelink Income and Assets assessment completed.

The following criteria are used to determine if you will pay a Refundable Accommodation Deposit.

Your home is not included in the asset figure if:

  • Your spouse or a dependent child is still living in it;
  • A carer has been living there and is eligible to receive Centrelink means tested pension;
  • A close relative (e.g. sibling) has been living there for at least five years and are receiving a Centrelink means tested pension.


Residents’ may not be required to sell their home to pay a RAD. You can choose to pay from:

  • Other assets or income; OR
  • Borrowing against the home; OR
  • Income from renting; OR
  • Combination of any of the above.


Aged Care Information Line 1800 200 422. Call this number is you wish to clarify any of the matters raised in relation to fees and charges. This is an independent helpline provided by the Commonwealth government. Fronditha Care strongly encourages residents and their families to seek independent financial advice.

How do I pay the Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)?

You can choose to pay RAD either in full as a lump sum or a regular monthly amount, called a Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP), or combined of both (a RAD & DAP).

The Daily Accommodation Payment is not a payment by instalment. It is not refundable and will involve a monthly interest charge against the principal amount. the interest rate charge is determined by the Department of Human Services- called the maximum permissible interest rate (MPIR).

Each resident has 28 days after admission to inform the facility on which option they intend to pay the RAD.