McLean Care® is here to help you make the best choice for your retirement living, giving you peace of mind and the confidence to make decisions that are right for you.
So, when you’re ready, we’re here to help. Let’s make a time to get together, so we can help you make these important decisions.
In the meantime, it would be a great help to get some details from you so that we can start putting together some options for you. Please click on the link below to complete our Expression of Interest form, and tell us a bit about yourself, and the type of home you’re thinking you would like to live in.
This is a form that you can download and fill out using your computer, or print and complete by hand, and then email, fax or post back to us.
Attn: Customer Services Officer
67 Killean Street
Inverell NSW 2360
Fax: 02 6722 2025
Our Customer Services Officer will be in contact to discuss your options, and where to go from here.
> 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
What happens if my spouse or partner passes away?
You can stay in your home, usually as long as you can cope with it and can look after yourself, provided you qualify for occupancy under state laws and the terms of the Estate Contract. It can sometimes be a problem if the Estate contract is in the name of the deceased resident only. For better protection, the Estate contract should always be in joint names.
How does government legislation protect the rights of retirement village residents?
Retirement villages operate under state based legislation. In New South Wales this is the Retirement Villages Act 2010. The act provides a range of protections around the lease agreement, resident consultation processes and resale entitlements.
You can seek further information about NSW Retirement Village legislation from:
NSW Office of Fair Trading 13 32 20
Council on the Ageing NSW (COTA) 1800 449 102
NSW Retirement Villages Residents Association (NSWRVRA) 1300 787 213
Is there public transport near to the Estate?
Yes. In Inverell there is a bus service from town to McLean Care 5 days a week (Monday - Friday).
Will my friends and family be able to visit?
Yes. Your family and friends are welcome to visit anytime. Visitors are asked to park in the nominated visitors parking if they are unable to park in your driveway as roads need to be kept clear for emergency access at all times.
Can I bring my pet?
An application to management will be considered for small pets such as small dogs, cats and birds etc. The final decision to accept or reject an animal will be at the discretion of management, taking into account all issues in a fair and objective manner. Pets owners must comply with all council regulation to pet keeping eg: registering ,desexing etc.
Can I have a garden?
Yes, you are welcome to create a garden for your enjoyment around your residence. Residents are also welcome to assist with the maintenance of the gardens in the common areas by weeding or watering. Just let us know if major maintenance needs addressing near your property, such as pruning, so we can arrange for that to be undertaken in a safe and secure manner.
Are there scheduled meetings for the residents?
Yes. Meetings are scheduled 3 times per year. It is not compulsory to attend these meetings. The meetings allow residents to learn more about the village and socialise with other residents.
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!
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.
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