Understanding
Aged Care Fees

Fee Types

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Care Fees

Basic Daily Fee - this covers your day-to-day care services at your chosen Aged Care home

Means-tested Care Fee - a contribution payment determined by a means assessment (not everyone pays this fee)

Accommodation Fees

This cost is a contribution paid by some people for the cost of their room and is determined by a means assessment.

It can be paid as a lump sum known as a Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD), a regular payment known as a Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP), or a combination of both.

Other Fees

Additional service fees are for services that exceed minimum care requirements.

Extra service fees are charged by some Aged Care homes that provide bundled upgraded hotel-type services.

Accommodation Fee Calculator

By choosing your preferred Aged Care home and room type, you can use this calculator to get an estimate of what your daily payment would be when using a combination payment for your accommodation fees.

This calculator is to be used as a guide and we encourage you to seek independent financial advice. The calculator is based on the current maximum permissible interest rate (MPIR) of 4.07% set by the government.

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ACAT Assessment Process

Before you can move into a Residential Aged Care community or access Respite Care, you’ll need to apply for what’s known as an ACAT assessment.

This is arranged by My Aged Care, an information service run by the Australian Government.

Check out our ACAT support page for more advice. Here we aim to answer all your questions and guide you through the process.

If you would prefer to meet in person, get in touch to request an appointment.

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