BeresFord Hall FAQ

Beresford Hall is a residential aged care facility (also known as a nursing home or hostel). We provide permanent and respite (short-term) care and secure dementia-specific care in fully furnished private and couple suites. Beresford Hall is not a retirement village.

Residential aged care is regulated and partly funded by the Australian Government for people who are unable to continue living independently at home. Unlike retirement villages, Beresford Hall has the approval of the Australian Government to care for you, by ensuring that you have the care that you need, providing assistance with daily tasks, assisting with personal care, and the provision of 24 hour nursing care.

Yes. Available for a minimum of three weeks, Beresford Hall provides respite care on both a short and long-term basis. The Australian Government can approve up to 63 days per financial year for respite care. This can be taken all at once or over several stays. You must receive an ACAT to be eligible for respite care.

An ACAT is an approval to receive subsidised aged care and it is issued by an Aged Care Assessment Team. You need to be assessed and issued with an ACAT prior to your entry into residential aged care.

You can find your local Aged Care Assessment Team by calling 1800 200 442 or by contacting your General Practitioner.

Care recipients pay a daily Basic Fee, Means Tested Care Fee (as assessed by Centrelink) and Extra Service Fee. An Accommodation Payment is also payable and is discussed below. For more information, please Contact Us by using the enquiry form on this website, calling (02) 8388 8000 or sending an email to enquiries@beresfordhall.com.au

You can also visit the Australian Government website for more information at www.myagedcare.com.au.

Care recipients pay an Accommodation Payment in addition to the daily fees. The amount of the Accommodation Payment will vary depending on the size and location of the suite within Beresford Hall. Our Accommodation Payments start at $600,000 for a Classic Suite. We also offer Deluxe Suites, Premier Suites and a limited number of Signature Suites. Care recipients can choose to pay the Accommodation Payment as a refundable deposit, a daily payment, a combination of both. A Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) is paid as a lump sum amount. A Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) accrues daily and is paid monthly together with the daily fees. A combination payment includes both a partial lump sum and daily payments.

The balance of the Accommodation Payment is refunded to you when you leave the facility less any permitted deductions. You can download the Accommodation Payment and Key Features Statement, which describes features and costs of each room type, here.

Yes. The Australian Government guarantees the repayment of all Refundable Accommodation Deposits. The Aged Care Act 1997 (Cth) requires approved providers to adhere to strict regulations, known as the Prudential Standards, in relation to the management of Refundable Accommodation Deposits.

Extra Service is the provision of ‘hotel’ like services or lifestyle extras, including higher standards of accommodation, increased activities, food choices and entertainment. Beresford Hall has been approved by the Australian Government as an Extra Service Status facility.

We do not endorse any particular advisor. Listed below are the details of some advisors for your consideration should you require aged care financial planning and advice:

  • Later Life Advice
  • Contact: Brendan Ryan
  • Telephone: 1300 557 825
  • Email: brendan@laterlifeadvice.com.au


Click here for the Later Life Advice website

Yes. Potential care recipients and their family are warmly invited to attend Beresford Hall for a private tour. We recommend that a tour is undertaken to best appreciate the many facilities and services that Beresford Hall offers.

Please contact us by using the enquiry form on this website, calling (02) 8388 8000 or sending an email to enquiries@beresfordhall.com.au to arrange a suitable time for your private tour.

Yes. If your doctor can no longer visit you when you move, Beresford Hall can assist you in the selection of a new doctor from our list of doctors in the local area. You should ask to have your medical history sent to your new doctor. It is also a good idea to document your current medical treatments and medication to discuss with Beresford Hall in the development of your care plan.

For more information please contact us by using the enquiry form on this website, calling (02) 8388 8000 or sending an email to enquiries@beresfordhall.com.au

Dr Shane Moran is the owner of Beresford Hall. Having been Chief Executive Officer of the family-owned Moran Health Care Group for some 15 years, Dr Moran in 2001 established his own health and aged care organisation, Provectus Care Pty Ltd, to realise his vision for the creation of boutique aged care services and, in particular, a flagship facility in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.

Beresford Hall is the product of Dr Moran’s vision for a luxury residential aged care facility and day spa in Rose Bay. By combining superior care and services with the highest standard of accommodation, Dr Moran has embraced a future for residential aged care that significantly departs from the aged care of the past.

Please click here for more information about Dr Moran.

The primary role of an aged care worker is to support elderly or frail people to improve the quality of their life and support independence for as long as possible. Beresford Hall looks for people with a personable and empathetic approach to giving care, an interest in working with the elder community and an interest in furthering their career development with Beresford Hall and the aged care industry.

For more information, please contact us by using the enquiry form on this website, calling (02) 8388 8000 or sending an email to enquiries@beresfordhall.com.au