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The Hostel

The Hostel is located central of CWA House grounds, surrounded by beautiful gardens at the front and a creek to the rear. You have a choice of a range of comfortable rooms throughout the centre, which includes dining and sitting rooms, and a large Leisure & Lifestyle room. There are 30 beds in the Centre, deluxe private rooms, private rooms with en suite, refurbished private room with shared bathroom or private room with shared bathroom.

The Hostel Centre is divided into 4 sections. Each area has shared lounge room and dining room.





Care in The Hostel

The Hostel 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 December
Creek – Staff to run
10:30am Exercises
2:00pm Christmas decorations
3:30pm Music

2nd December
Creek – Staff to run
9.15am Lutheran Service
2:00pm Puzzles
3:30pm Movie

3rd December
9:00am Exercises
10:30am Christmas Decorations
2:00pm Cooking (creek)
3:30pm Ten Pin Bowling

4th December
9:00am Choir Practice
10:30am Biddeston children visit
2:00pm Christmas Toys with Adrian (creek)
3:30pm Sing a Long

5th December
9:00am Rev Eddie Service
9:30am Exercises
10:30am Icing Christmas Cake
1:30pm Ellie and Buddy visit
3:30pm Christmas Decorating

6th December
10:00am Volunteer thank you morning tea
2:00pm Christmas craft (creek)
3:30pm Garden

7th December
9:30am Exercises
10:30am Resident meeting
12md Happy Hour
2:00pm Reminiscing (Creek)
3:30pm Christmas Decorations

8th December
10:30am Exercises
2:00pm Outdoor activities
3:30pm Art therapy

9th December
10:30am Uniting Church Communion
2:00pm Puzzles
3:30pm Movie

10th December
9:00am Fitness & Wellbeing
10:30am Hoy
2:00pm Decorations
3:30pm Painting

11th December
9:00am Choir Practice
9.45am Morning Melodies outing to RSL
2:00pm House hold chores (Creek)
3:30pm Sing a Long

12th December
9:00am Rev Eddie Service
9:30am Exercises
10:30am Entertainment
2:00pm Water pot plants
3:30pm One on one

13th December
9:30am Fitness & Wellbeing
10:30am Christmas Lunch preparations
12:00pm Resident and family Christmas Party
3:30pm Movie

14th December
9:30am fitness and wellbeing
10:30am Bingo
2:00pm Quiz (creek)
3:30pm Walk

15th December
10:30am Exercises
2:00pm Art therapy
3:30pm Music

16th December
10:30am Exercises
2:00pm Art therapy
3:30pm Walk outside

17th December
2:00pm Garden (creek)
3:30pm Mens Group
6:00pm Night Light Tour (Toowoomba)

18th December
9:00am Choir Practice
10:30am Lutheran Service
2:00pm Fold washing(Creek)
3:30pm Uniting Church Care Group Sing a Long

19th December
9:00am Rev. Eddie Service
9:30am Exercises
10:30am Entertainment
1:30pm Ellie and Buddy
3:30pm Bringing the shine

20th December
9:00am Catholic Service
9:30am Fitness & Wellbeing
10:30am Little Champions
2:00pm Outdoor activities
3:30pm One on one

21st December
9:30am fitness and wellbeing
10:30am Ruby Slippers
12md Happy Hour
2:00pm Puzzles (creek)

22nd December
10:30am Exercises
2:00pm Art therapy
3:30pm Music

23rd December
10:30am Exercises
2:00pm Walk outside
3:30pm Movie

24th December
9:30am fitness and wellbeing
10:30am Bingo
12md Men’s Lunch
2:00pm Gardening (creek)
3:30pm Hookie

25th December
Christmas Day

26th December
Boxing Day

27th December
9:30am Fitness & Wellbeing
10:30am Bus Drive
2:00pm Ball Games (creek)
3:30pm Garden

28th December
9:30am Fitness & Wellbeing
10:30am Young dancers
2:00pm Poetry Reading creek
3:30pm Walk outside

29th December
10:30am Exercises
2:00pm Outdoor activities
3:30pm Movie

30th December
10:30am Exercises
2:00pm Newspaper reading
3:30pm Walk in the garden

31st December
New Year’s Eve
9:30am Exercises
10:30am Bus Drive
2:00pm Balloon Tennis (creek)
3:30pm Quiz






When you want the best Residential Care experience

At McLean Care®, the most important thing is that you are at the centre of your own care, and that you make the choices about your day-to-day living and experiences. We’re so sure you will enjoy your life with us, and all the freedoms that come with that, because we are always looking for ways to make your day - from the many social outings available, and leisure, lifestyle and wellness activities, to fun activities in the home and garden, community visitors and entertainers.

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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We’re here to help you every step of the way. From working out the right type of care you'll need, to guiding you through the aged care application process and working out what you can afford and what you can expect. Let’s get you started – give us a call – we’re great listeners!

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The aged care checklist

Finding the right care and services is a step-by-step process. Choosing the right care can seem complicated and difficult to know where to start. That’s why we’ve put together some practical advice to guide you through the aged care process so that you can start receiving the help you need sooner.

When should I plan for care?

No-one likes to think of themselves as getting ‘old’, but honestly, the sooner you start thinking about your time beyond retirement, the more choices you’ll realise you have, and the more prepared you’ll feel. It’s all about planning ahead, and making decisions about how you want to live your life so you can stay in control of your future. So, there's no time like the present


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Our Locations


Inverell Residential Care - Ph: 6721 7300
67 Killean St, Inverell NSW 2360
Inverell Community Care - Ph: 1300 791 660
94‐100 Byron St, Inverell NSW 2360
Kolora - Ph: 6779 1922
8 Prisk St, Guyra NSW 2365
Tamworth Community Care - Ph: 1300 791 660
Suite 1, 11‐15 Dowe St, Tamworth NSW 2340
Gunnedah Community Care - Ph: 1300 791 660
Suite 1 & 2, 111 Marquis St, Gunnedah NSW 2380
CWA House - Ph: 4691 1130
21 Cherry Street, Oakey, QLD 4401

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