Brightwater Inglewood, a brand-new aged care home in Inglewood

Located in the heart of Perth’s inner suburbs, Brightwater Inglewood provides high quality care for people with a range of diverse needs, including those with advanced dementia and high care needs.

Featuring state-of-the art private rooms with ensuite bathrooms, landscaped courtyards and spacious communal areas, a gym, a hairdresser you’ll have access to all the facilities you need to feel at home.

Our aged care home in Inglewood is a close and convenient location for families looking for an aged care home near Menora, Bayswater, Mount Lawley, Yokine, Maylands, Morley, Dianella, Tuart Hill, Nollamara, Coolbinia, Bassendean, Mount Hawthorn, North Perth and surrounding areas.

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  • Dementia specific care
  • Non-dementia specific care

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Your Home

Brightwater Inglewood is backed by 120 years of experience in residential aged care, and built on the concept of a social model of care. It is located within Brightwater Central, a community campus that include our head office, world-class Brightwater Research Centre and our established residential aged care home, The Village.

It comprises of 128 private rooms across two floors that span across eight individual houses. Each house has a contemporary and spacious feel, with multiple inviting living areas, and an intimate dining room for you and your visitors to enjoy. Just like at home the kitchen is fully accessible to residents who enjoy cooking, with discreet safety features in place. Landscaped courtyards and outdoor areas are a key element of each house giving you, and your family and friends, more spaces to come together and connect.

With future energy targets in mind, over 22% of Brightwater Inglewood’s electricity requirements are powered by solar panels. And, exceeding Australian standards, the heating, air-conditioning and ventilation system is able to exhaust indoor air at a rapid rate, instantly bringing clean air in when required.

Connect With Nature

Key to the location of Brightwater Inglewood is the proximity to the Inglewood triangle, a small but significant pocket of bushland that is home to the area’s natural flora and fauna. This has inspired the design of Brightwater Inglewood, ensuring there are plenty of places to look out onto the treetops. Visiting family and friends enter Brightwater Inglewood through the ground floor link, with a coffee cart, café tables and lounges.

You will be able to enjoy the courtyard gardens on level one, and each individual house has its own outdoor terrace and ‘backyard in the sky’.

The Brightwater Central campus will also be home to landscaped gardens, walking pathways, a playground for visiting family and places to sit and reflect.

Your Room

Each private room at our Brightwater Inglewood welcomes you with abundant natural light, suburban views and calming earthy tones and textures. The contemporary design features fully fitted wardrobes, the latest in care technology and a wall-mounted 43-inch television.

Each room has a fully accessible ensuite bathroom designed with all abilities in mind. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer views over the surrounding community, including the nearby parklands and golf course. Some rooms have access to a shared balcony. As you enter each room a memory box takes pride of place to display special treasures, and picture rails offer an opportunity to add personal touches with photos and art.

As your care needs change you can feel confident that your room at Brightwater Inglewood is designed to adapt, supporting you to live as independently as possible in your new home.

Life at Brightwater Inglewood

Whether you want to get involved in our range of social activities or bask in the sunlight of our landscaped courtyards, our team will always accommodate your preferences.

Meals at Brightwater Inglewood are tested and approved by our dietician and speech pathologists together with our residents. Our menu changes regularly and offers tasty options to meet all of our resident’s nutritional requirements, including those with dysphagia and chronic disease. From apricot chicken to bangers and mash, to flavourful texture modified food, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Each home is part of the wider Brightwater Inglewood community with access to the ground floor hairdresser, physio and gym room, as well as common areas like the café, landscaped gardens and lounge area.

Both levels have an activity room with access to a wide range of complimentary activities run by our experienced therapy assistants such as bingo, arts and crafts and exercise groups. Families can also book the activity room for special occasions like birthdays. There is also a dedicated family room with a kitchenette, which is also available to book for smaller family gatherings.

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Fees

Our team can help take the confusion out of aged care pricing and can guide you through calculating the fees dependent on your financial situation. The basic daily care fee and means-tested care fee remain the same regardless of the provider and home you choose. The different types of aged care home costs are:

1. Basic daily care fee

The basic daily fee helps pay for your day-to-day services such as meals, cleaning, facilities management and more. The basic daily care fee is paid by all residents and equates to a maximum of 85% of the full single age pension. The rate is currently $54.69 per day and gets updated twice a year (in March and September) in line with increases to the age pension by the Government.

2. Means-tested care fee (if applicable)

The means-tested care fee is a contribution that some residents may be required to pay towards the cost of their personal and clinical care, determined by a means (income and assets) assessment. Services Australia calculates this fee if you are on a Centrelink pension (or by the Department of Veteran Affairs if you are on a DVA pension) and is based on your assessable income and assets. Every person entering residential aged care must complete the ’Residential Aged Care Calculation of your cost of care form’ (also called form SA457), available here.

An approximate fee may be calculated by entering your financial information into the My Aged Care website; however, Services Australia will determine the exact amount (between $0 and $259.26 per day) you need to pay once you enter care and will issue a confirmation letter to you and your provider.

There are annual and lifetime caps limits applied to this care fee. Once the limits are reached you are no longer required to pay any means-tested care fee.

3. Accommodation payments for Brightwater Inglewood

If your means assessment determined that you have to pay a means-tested care fee you will also have to contribute towards or cover the full costs of the room. The provider sets its own accommodation pricing, and it depends on factors such as location, room size and features of the home.

There are three accommodation payment options to choose from:

  • Option A: Pay a fully Refundable Accommodation Deposit

    You can choose to pay the full deposit known as the Refundable Accommodation Deposit or RAD. This is a lump sum deposit, and the balance of the deposit is refunded to you or your estate when you leave the aged care home.

    There are three different room types at Brightwater Inglewood:

    Private room with ensuite, view and balcony

    $545,000

    Private room with ensuite and view

    $520,000

    Private room with ensuite

    $495,000

  • Option B: Pay a Daily Accommodation Payment

    If you can't afford to pay the full deposit, you can choose to pay a daily rate known as the Daily Accommodation Payment or DAP. You can choose to pay this periodically (eg. weekly or monthly).

    This amount is calculated by converting the Refundable Accommodation Deposit amount into a daily charge using the Maximum Permissible Interest Rate applicable at the time of entry into care and divided by 365 days. (As of April 2022 that rate sits at 4.07%).

    Private room with ensuite, view and balcony

    $60.77

    Private room with ensuite and view

    $57.98

    Private room with ensuite

    $55.20

  • Option C: Combination of A+B: Pay a partial deposit and a reduced daily rate

    You can choose to pay a portion of the deposit which will reduce the daily rate depending on how much of the deposit you pay. The balance of the portion of the deposit you paid will be fully refunded to you or your estate when you leave the aged care home.

    Example calculated with 50% RAD:

    Private room with ensuite, view and balcony access

    $272,500 RAD and $30.38 DAP

    Private room with ensuite and view

    $260,000 RAD and $28.99 DAP

    Private room with ensuite:

    $247,500 RAD and $27.60 DAP

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Why you can trust Brightwater

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Holistic approach to health

We have an in-house team of health professionals, that includes nurses, physios, OTs and more - who work together to ensure you receive the best quality care.

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Responsibility for research

We are the only WA home care provider with a dedicated Research Centre – a hub of discovery and innovation, collaborating with national and international universities to find innovative solutions to improve the quality of lives of our clients.

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Not-for-profit since 1901

For over 100 years, we’ve been there for West Australians from all walks of life. With humble beginnings in Subiaco, today we provide services all across Perth.

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Dementia specialists

We were selected in 2018 to run the Australian pilot Specialist Dementia Care Unit, accommodating clients who would otherwise require care in a hospital setting and our learning will influence the whole industry in the coming years.

Frequently asked questions

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  • When is the opening date of Brightwater Inglewood and when are the rooms available?

    We are expecting that residents will be able to move into Brightwater Inglewood from Spring 2022

  • Are there shared rooms at Brightwater Inglewood?

    No, we do not have shared rooms at Brightwater Inglewood. However, we can accommodate couples in neighbouring rooms. We do have shared rooms in some of our other homes, get in touch with us, and we can let you know our current availability.

  • How big are the rooms at Brightwater Inglewood?

    The total room size (including ensuite) ranges between 23sqm to 24.7sqm. The rooms are 18.2sqm to 19.9sqm, and the ensuites are 4.8sqm.

  • Do the rooms at Brightwater Inglewood have a balcony?

    Yes, some of the rooms at Brightwater Inglewood have access to the balcony – and the balcony wraps around to the common dining room area, so it is accessible to all residents. There is also a balcony connected to each dining area on both levels. On Level 1, there is one large central courtyard and two smaller courtyards. Level 2 has extensive balcony and alfresco areas off each house.

  • Is a TV provided in the rooms at Brightwater Inglewood?

    Yes, each room is fitted with a 43-inch wall mounted smart android television.

  • Do you have a hairdresser at Brightwater Inglewood?

    Yes, the hair and beauty salon is located at the ground floor, which services available for a small cost.

  • What other facilities are at Brightwater Inglewood?

    The facilities at Brightwater Inglewood include:

    • State of the art physio and gym
    • Common community areas including a café cart and lounge area
    • Landscaped gardens
    • Link space on the ground floor with a large activity room that can host movie nights and parties
    • Each house has a parlour overlooking the communal courtyard, which can be used for a number of purposes
    • Both levels have an activity room
    • Both levels have a dedicated family lounge with a kitchenette which can be booked by families

  • What are the meal arrangements at Brightwater Inglewood?

    Our on-site cook/chef coordinates the meal service from the central service kitchen upstairs to satellite kitchen serveries in the houses.

  • Do you cater for special dietary requirements like allergies, cultural foods, etc.?

    Yes, we cater for many special dietary requirement needs such as diabetes, vegetarian or vegan diets, allergies or medical conditions such as dysphagia. Your nutritional requirements are assessed and discussed on your arrival and our dietitians and speech pathologists are on hand to assist with meal planning.

  • Will I be able to suggest meal options at Brightwater Inglewood?

    Yes, our hospitality team welcomes your input in designing menus.

  • Can my family join meals at Brightwater Inglewood as well?

    Yes, we welcome and encourage family and friends to join you for meals and special events such as BBQs.

  • What sort of social activities do you provide at Brightwater Inglewood?

    Each house at Brightwater Inglewood has a weekly calendar of activities, designed with residents to cater for individual preferences. It can include things like music therapy, bingo, arts and crafts, chair yoga, boxing, quizzes, card games, silent disco, men’s shed, happy hour and bowls. Residents will have the choice to attend the activities that they prefer, and we provide small personalised groups as well as larger groups. We also happily celebrate birthdays and traditional festivals, both religious and non-religious.

  • Are there any extra services at Brightwater Inglewood? If so, what is the cost?

    All services are included, apart from the hairdresser who charges a small fee.

  • Do you allow pets at Brightwater Inglewood?

    No, unfortunately we do not allow pets at Brightwater Inglewood. However, your family and friends are welcome bring pets to visit. Please speak to a staff member if you would like to arrange this. We also have access to Pet Therapy as required.

  • What parking is available for visitors at Brightwater Inglewood?

    There is dedicated, free visitor parking at the front of the home. There is no daily time limit for visiting family and friends.