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Creek Centre

The Creek Centre is perfectly situated on the Western aspect of our Cherry Street grounds. The Creek Centre has been purpose built to facilitate complete social and community inclusion for people living with dementia. There are a range of rooms throughout The Creek Centre, which includes dining and sitting rooms and a large family and comfort room.


Care in The Creek Centre

The Creek Centre is a suitable care environment for you if you require somewhat extensive assistance, or are fully dependent, for:
• Mobilising
• Transferring on and off your bed
• Toileting
• Management of food and fluids
• Assistance for all aspects of activities of daily living

Room and Care Cost

Residents can choose to pay for their accommodation by a refundable deposit, a daily payment, or a combination of both. A refundable deposit is paid as a lump sum amount. A daily payment accrues daily and is paid monthly. A daily payment drawn from a refundable deposit will accrue daily and be drawn monthly from the deposit. A combination payment includes both a partial lump sum and daily payments.

To establish the fees you may be asked to pay, your income and assets will be taken into account. You may be asked to pay one or more of the following fees:

A Basic Daily Fee
This covers living costs such as meals, power and laundry. For some people this is the only fee they are required to pay.

A Means Tested Care Fee
This is an additional contribution towards the cost of care that some people may be required to pay. The Department of Human Services will work out if you are required to pay this fee based on an assessment of your income and assets, and will advise you of the amount.

An Accommodation Payment
This is for your accommodation in the home. Some people will have their accommodation costs met in full or part by the Australian Government, while others will need to pay the accommodation price agreed with the aged care home.

The maximum accommodation payment at McLean Care CWA House is $300,000.

The interest rate used is the maximum permissible interest rate (MPIR) current at date of entry. The interest rate is 5.7% per annum.

The maximum accommodation payment can be paid as:
• A Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) of $300,000.
• A Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) of $46.85.
• A combination of a RAD and a DAP, for example:
• A 50 % RAD (deposit) of $150,000 plus a 50% DAP of $23.43.
• A RAD with a draw down, for example:
• A RAD of $150,000 with a monthly draw down of a $23.43 DAP with draw down amounts charged at a percentage of 5.70%p.a.


Why Choose McLean Care

> Approved by Australian Government to provide aged care services
> Accredited high standard of care
> Award winning, professional, trained staff
> All staff hold current police checks
> Non-profit organisation with no religious affiliation
> Experienced rural and regional provider
> Provide innovative, technological care solutions


Residential Care Services

> Permanent Care

> Respite Care

> Dementia Care

> Palliative Care

Residential Programme

1st June 2018
9.30 Exercises
10.30 Hoy
2.00 Poetry (creek)
3.30 Walk outside

2nd June 2018
Creek – Staff to run
10.30 Exercises
2.00 Wooden Puzzles
3.30 Walk

3rd June 2018
Creek – Staff to run
9.15 Lutheran Service
2.00 Art therapy
3.30 Movie

4th June 2018
9.00 Exercises
10.30 Bus Outing
2.00 Cooking (creek)
3.30 Gardening

5th June 2018
9.00 Choir Practice
10.30 Quiz with Adrian
2.00 House hold chores
3.30 Sing along

6th June 2018 - Queensland Day
9.15 Presbyterian
10.30 Entertainment
2.00 Outdoor activities (creek)
3.30 Wheelchair walk
State of Origin (game 1)

7th June 2018
9.30 fitness and wellbeing
10.30 Residents Meeting
1.30 Bus Drive
3.30 Floor Quoits

8th June 2018
9.30 Exercises
10.30 Bingo with Adrian
2.00 Reminiscing (Creek)
3.30 Happy Hour

9th June 2018
10.30 Exercises
2.00 Outdoor activities
3.30 Music

10th June 2018
10.30 Uniting Church Communion
2.00 Walk
3.30 Movie

11th June 2018
9.30 fitness and wellbeing
10.30 Bus Outing today
2.00 Floor Quoits (creek)
3.30 Ten Pin Bowling

12th June 2018
9.00 Choir Practice
9.45 Bus Outing (Morning Melodies RSL)
2.00 House hold chores (Creek)
3.30 Sing along

13th June 2018
9.15 Presbyterian
10.30 Entertainment
2.00 Pet Therapy with Ellie
3.30 One on one

14th June 2018
9.30 Fitness & wellbeing
10.30 Golf
2.00 Hand/Foot massage (creek)
3.30 Ball games

15th June 2018
9.30 fitness and wellbeing
10.30 Hoy
2.00 Quiz (creek)
3.30 Walk

16th June 2018
10.30 Exercises
2.00 Newspaper reading
3.30 Walk

17th June 2018
10.30 Exercises
2.00 Art therapy
3.30 Movie

18th June 2018
9.30 fitness and wellbeing
10.30 Bus Outing today
2.00 Outdoor activities (creek)
3.30 Ball games

19th June 2018
9.00 Choir Practice
10.30 Lutheran Service
2.00 Fold washing(Creek)
3.30 Uniting Church Care Group Sing Along

20th June 2018
9.15 Presbyterian
10.30 Entertainment
2.00 Fishing game (Creek)
3.30 Board games

21st June 2018
9.00 Catholic Service
10.30 Bus Drive
1.00 Anglican Service
2.00 Garden (creek)
3.30 Men’s Group

22nd June 2018
9.30 fitness and wellbeing
10.30 Bingo
2.00 Puzzles (creek)
3.30 Happy Hour

23rd June 2018
10.30 Exercises
2.00 Art therapy
3.30 Music

24th June 2018
10.30 Exercises
2..00 Walk outside
3.30 Movie
State of Origin (game 2)

25th June 2018
9.30 fitness and wellbeing
10.30 Bus Outing
2.00 Gardening (creek)
3.30 Hookie

26th June 2018
9.00 Choir Practice
10.30 Brain Training Quiz
2.00 House hold chores (creek)
3.30 Sing along

27th June 2018
9.15 Presbyterian
10.30 Bowls
2.00 Pet therapy with Ellie
3.30 Movie

28th June 2018
9.30 Fitness & wellbeing
10.30 Bus Drive
2.00 Bird watching (creek)
3.30 Gardening

29th June 2018
9.30 Exercises
10.00 Toowoomba QCWA Choir to join us for morning tea & concert
2.00 Fly Swat Tennis creek
3.30 One on one

30th June 2018
10.30 Exercises
2.00 Outdoor activities
3.30 Music





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If you love being busy and involved, we’ve got so many things for you to experience. If you appreciate a bit of peace and quiet from time-to-time, then we’ve got some beautiful, tranquil spaces for you to enjoy.

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Home-made food on-site

Partaking in and sharing a meal is one of the most fundamental and significant influences on our everyday enjoyment of life. In the busy environment of the McLean Care® kitchen, we ensure that our staff have ready access to best practice nutrition information for all the special diet needs of our residents.

The McLean Care® hospitality team focuses on the key areas of menu planning for a balanced diet and optimal nutrition that is enjoyable, catering to individual needs, understanding swallowing difficulties and modified food textures, the dining environment and social engagement, and resident independence, oral health, and food and nutrition for those living with dementia.



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Our Vitality Program

Our mission is to make a meaningful and profound difference in your life every day. At our homes, we offer a comprehensive range of flexible, supported and monitored programmes, therapies, services and activities.

We will work closely with you to create health, wellness and social opportunities that can be tailored to your unique gifts, interests, and healthy living goals. However you would like us to support you, we will be guided by your aspirations and abilities to create and deliver a plan that is completely unique and individual to you, focused on your reablement and independence.



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