Residential Care

Residential Care

Boandik Lodge provides residential care across 3 homes located in Mount Gambier. The services are individualised based on information provided by the resident and their family and an assessment of care needs. The aim is for each person to live a meaningful life as they choose, encouraging people to maintain their independence by providing the support they require in their daily living activities.

Accommodation Payments

Not all residents pay an accommodation payment, only those that have assets above the minimum asset threshold as detailed in the residential care fee schedule. Those residents assessed to pay an accommodation payment can choose to pay 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 periodically, for example monthly. A combination payment includes both a partial lump sum and daily payments. The full details of the accommodation payments and examples of combination payments is available in the accommodation pricing schedule in the key features statements section.


Boandik Lodge does not determine the fees. The standard fee is determined by the Department of Health with Centrelink or the Department of Veteran Affairs being responsible for assessing individual fees that apply.

All residents are required to pay the standard fee which is approximately 85% of the current pension amount. A means tested fee will also apply for residents who are self-funded retirees or do not receive a full pension. This fee is determined by the Department of Health.

Entry Policy

Anyone who believes that they, or members of their family require care should initially make contact with My Aged Care.

Boandik maintains a waiting list and accommodation is offered according to the individuals need, ensuring that services and accommodation are used for those in greatest need.

It is important for all people who have had an ACAT assessment to apply for an asset assessment from Centrelink or Department of Veterans Affairs. An entry cannot proceed without this documentation.

Accommodation Services

Boandik Lake Terrace


Accommodation is available for 88 people with nursing support available 24 hours a day, together with a planned therapy program and stimulating activities. There are large, open communal areas and outdoor areas for resident use.

Boandik Kessal is a secure building which is designed to provide a safe environment for residents.

Residential respite and transition care is offered.

Please refer to key feature statements for individual room details.

Boandik Crouch Street

73 single rooms arranged in clusters of twelve in each of five residential buildings, plus thirteen in a sixth building.

The clustering within each building is in groups of three or four to encourage a home-like environment. Accommodation is a combined bedroom/lounge with ensuite toilet and shower, each room overlooks gardens and courtyards.

Each residential building contains its own dining room, lounge room and quiet room. Within the administration section there are facilities for hairdressing, activities, conservatory and library.

Three rooms at Boandik Crouch Street are allocated for residential respite.

Please refer to the key feature statements for individual room details.

Boandik St Marys

There are 68 rooms at St Marys, in four residential units having a dining room, lounge and quiet area. One of the units at St Mary’s is a secure memory support unit. The resident rooms are combined bedroom/lounge with ensuite toilet and shower. Each room has a bay window with views to gardens and courtyards.

The arcade area at St Marys has communal facilities including a theatre, café, hairdressing salon, and post office. All residents are welcome to use any of the communal facilities.

Please refer to the key feature statements for individual room details.

Key Feature Statements

Please select the following links to view the current key feature statements, accommodation pricing schedules, residential care fee schedule and respite care fee schedule.

Accommodation Pricing Schedule - Crouch Street

Accommodation Pricing Schedule - Kessal

Accommodation Pricing Schedule - St Mary's

Key Features Statement - Crouch Street

Key Features Statement - Kessal

Key Features Statement - St Mary's

Residential Care Fee Schedule

Respite Care Fee Schedule