The costs of residential aged care are made up of a number of parts. Depending on your situation you may be asked to pay one or more of following costs.
This covers living costs such as meals, power and laundry. For some people this will be the only fee they are required to pay.
This is a means-tested fee that is payable by some residents. It’s an additional contribution to the cost of the care you receive in a residential aged care home. You can download the Combined Assets and Income Assessment form from the Department of Human Services.
Although this fee is collected by the aged care home it is paid to the government as a contribution towards the care you receive.
This is the cost associated with the accommodation, including the room that you will occupy. For some people this cost is met in full, or in part by the government (based on an assessment of your income and assets).
Residents can choose to make their accommodation payment in one of three ways:
Fees for extra or additional optional services: you may also choose to access additional optional services for you or your family member. In this instance additional fees would apply.
Visit The Government’s ASIC MoneySmart website for information that can help you select a financial advisor.
Boort District Health can also give you the details of financial planners that have assisted our residents. You can contact the Nurse Unit Manager at the Boort District Health for financial planners in your area.
Contact Boort District Health accounts for more information on firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 54515200
If you choose to pay a lump sum amount as a Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) the amount is held by the residential aged care home for the duration of your residency. It is fully refundable to you when you leave, unless you choose to have any of your fees and charges deducted from the lump sum RAD amount.