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FAQs

Please see below for many frequently asked questions about SwanCare retirement living.

 

Bentley Park

Can I afford to move into Bentley Park? 

With over 700 residents living independently at Bentley Park, there is a large range of homes for purchase, as well as a select number of affordable rental units. There are options for all budgets and tastes.  

Homes are available for purchase on a leasehold contract. You can read more about this and how fees and charges work here (link to PDF download - 295KB).

Rental accommodation starts at less than $150 a week, including all service fees. These rental properties are very popular, so there can be a waitlist at times. 

Other than the purchase price are there any fees and charges payable upon entry to the village?

Aside from a $550 admin fee there are no additional costs payable to SwanCare. You are also exempt from paying Stamp Duty.

What are the ongoing costs and what do they include?

The fortnightly service fee for SwanCare Bentley Park is currently $202 and is reviewed annually. This fee covers:

  • 24 hour on-site security and resident support
  • All shire and water rates, including water usage
  • Building insurance and maintenance to your property including provided appliances and front gardens
  • Leisure facilities such as bowling greens, snooker club, library, art room - the list goes on.

What is not covered?

You are responsible for all power and gas charges, telephone and internet. Plus contents insurance including public liability.

What optional amenities and services are available in the village?

SwanCare Bentley Park is Western Australia's largest all-in-one retirement and aged care site. Set across 15 hectares, there is convenient access to:

  • hairdresser and beauty salon
  • medical services
  • 24 hour security and assistance
  • free golf buggy transport around village (the SwanMobile)
  • library
  • handicraft room
  • on-site administration and management
  • op-shop
  • over 30 clubs and groups
  • outdoor and indoor bowling greens
  • supermarket
  • outdoor fitness equipment
  • large auditorium for events
  • two restaurants 
  • computer club
  • full hospitality offerings
  • art room
  • BBQ areas
  • home care services

 

 

 

Will I need to move out of my property if my partner or I move into residential care?
No, you have security of tenure for your unit and can remain in the unit until you chose to leave. This is supported by Retirement Village Legislation. 

As everyone’s situation is different we will discuss you and your partner’s individual needs and do our best to accommodate whenever possible.

Are there restrictions on visitors, parking and pets in the village?

This is your home so there are very few restrictions on who can come to visit. A guest may come to stay in the village for up to 28 days at a time (or longer if approved by the village).

Parking is limited within the village and permits are issued to residents however there is visitor allocated parking. Bentley Park is private property, so parking is restricted to residents, staff and visitors only. Parking bays that are reserved are signposted accordingly.

Pets are permitted but must be approved suitable for admission by the CEO prior to moving in.

What type of public, private or village transport is available within the village?

SwanCare Bentley Park is very well serviced by public transport. Transperth buses stop right in the heart of the village on Adie Court, including the 999 and 998 bus routes that circle around the entire Perth inner-metro area, and the 95 that heads straight into Elizabeth Quay, Perth CBD. 

Residents also have free access to our SwanMobile golf buggies that will pick you up from your home and drop you anywhere within the village between the hours of 9am-4pm weekdays & 9am- noon on Saturdays.

Is there an emergency call system and who will answer my calls?

SwanCare Bentley Park residents have access to 24-hour on-site resident support and security. During office hours, the emergency number is manned by SwanCare’s resident support team. After hours, calls go through to a first-response security guard who is stationed onsite at Bentley Park.

What types of social activities are available for residents within the village?

The village has an extensive calendar of events that are published in our monthly resident newsletter Tidings, including more than 30 clubs and group activities.

Residents are encouraged to take part in much or as little as they would like but you will find there really is something for everyone.

Can I make changes to my home? 

Yes, of course. Prior to changing your home however, you'll need to let SwanCare administration know to ensure that all the relevant regulations are met. There might even be something we can help with. 

What happens if I need help around the home? 

Absolutely. For immediate assistance, SwanCare offers 24-hour resident support and security. Resident support can put you in touch with on-site services such as catering, laundry, and medical services as well as our friendly home care service - SwanCare At Home. If required, we can also provide a linkage to one of our three on-site residential care facilities.  

How can I reserve a home in the village?

Most people need to sell a home to fund their move into the village.

To ensure this process is as stress free as possible Swan Care will hold your chosen home within the village exclusively for 90 days to allow you time to sell your own home and move in.

All that’s required is a $5,000 deposit which is fully refundable should you for whatever reason not be able to move in.

Australind Rise

Other than the purchase price are there any fees and charges payable upon entry to the village?

Aside from a $550 administration fee there are no additional costs payable to SwanCare. You are also exempt from paying Stamp Duty.

What are the ongoing costs and what do they include?

The fortnightly service fee for SwanCare Australind Rise is currently $217 and is reviewed annually. This fee covers:

  • 24 hour on-site emergency assistance call monitoring
  • All shire and water rates, including water usage
  • Building insurance and maintenance to your property including provided appliances and front gardens
  • Clubhouse with amenities such as residents lounge, semi-commercial kitchen, snooker room, gymnasium, library, heated pool, outdoor alfresco/BBQ area - the list goes on.

What is not covered?

You are responsible for all power and gas charges, telephone and internet. Plus contents insurance including public liability.

What optional amenities and services are available in the village?

SwanCare Australind Rise is located in a premium south-west coastal location 15 minutes from drive from the centre of Bunbury.   Set in 2.5 hectares of landscaped gardens, this gated community offers:

  • 24 hour emergency assistance call monitoring
  • On-site administration and management
  • Large clubhouse with heated pool, with 24 hours access for residents
  • Community vegetable garden and orchard
  • Maintenance workshop
  • On-site caravan and boat parking with power
  • Gated security perimeter fencing with CCTV across the village
  • Fully maintained landscaped front gardens and community green spaces.

Will I need to move out of my property if my partner or I move into residential care?

No, you have security of tenure for your unit and can remain in the unit until you chose to leave. This is supported by Retirement Village Legislation. 

As everyone’s situation is different we will discuss you and your partner’s individual needs and do our best to accommodate whenever possible.

Are there restrictions on visitors, parking and pets in the village?

This is your home so there are very few restrictions on who can come to visit. A guest may come to stay in the village for up to 28 days at a time (or longer if approved by the village).

Visitor parking is available within the village.

Pets are permitted but must be approved as suitable to live in the village by SwanCare Management prior to moving in. A pet policy is in place so that the rights of all residents are considered.

What type of public, private or village transport is available within the village?

SwanCare Australind Rise has public transport to the centre of Bunbury within easy walking distance of the village.

Is there an emergency call system and who will answer my calls?

All homes at SwanCare Australind Rise are connected to a 24 hour emergency assistance call monitoring service. Each home is provided with a landline phone handset that has a dedicated emergency call button, and is supported by a personal alarm pendant for the resident to wear.  If the emergency button is pressed on the phone or the pendant, the call is received by the all hours call centre who will notify the ambulance service or next of kin as instructed by the resident on their personal client file held in the monitoring service’s system.

What types of social activities are available for residents within the village?

Residents arrange a calendar of events throughout the year including sundowners, dinners, coffee mornings and other social and recreational activities.

An all abilities exercise class is held each Friday with a qualified instructor.

Residents are encouraged to take part in much or as little as they would like but you will find there really is something for everyone.

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