Families lose thousands after aged-care home fails

Posted on September 7, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Dozens of families of aged residents at a collapsed respite home in Melbourne’s south-east have lost thousands of dollars in fees.

The ABC reported on Friday that the families of residents of the Mentone Gardens home had been told their money would not be recovered.

Bingo. Most people who receive aged-care services are not living in a residential aged-care facility. Photo: Louise Kennerley

Mentone Gardens went into administration in June with debts of more than $4 million.

According to the ABC, the administrator has referred the case to the corporate regulator.

The ABC has spoken to families who have paid deposits to Mentone Gardens of up to $400,000.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/money/ask-an-expert/families-lose-thousands-after-agedcare-home-fails-20130906-2t9m9.html#ixzz2eBMnSrIq

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