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.

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 smoke free facility 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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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.

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 $61.96 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 $400.08 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 different room types at Brightwater Inglewood, all are private rooms with ensuites:

    • Classic - $495,000

    • Classic Plus - $550,000

    • Deluxe (beautiful views) - $650,000

    • Platinum (balcony access and stunning views) - $750,000

  • 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 2024, that rate sits at 8.34%).

    All rooms are private with ensuites:

    • Classic - $113.10

    • Classic Plus - $125.67

    • Deluxe (beautiful views) - $148.52

    • Platinum (balcony access with stunning views) - $171.37

  • 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.

    Private room with ensuite - calculation based on 50% RAD

    • Classic - $247,500 and $56.55

    • Classic Plus - $275,000 and $62.84

    • Deluxe (beautiful views) - $325,000 and $74.26

    • Platinum (balcony access and stunning views) - $375,000 and $85.68

4. Additional services fee for Brightwater Inglewood

These are fees for services that go beyond the minimum care and service requirements. These fees are not set by the government and are specific to the provider.

At Brightwater Inglewood we offer an extensive range of hospitality services in addition to standard residential aged care services. The Additional Services Package at Brightwater Inglewood reflects the high standards provided in this home and is a condition of entry. 

The list of additional services is provided as part of your welcome information and is included in your resident agreement.

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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.