What will it cost me?
The Commonwealth Department of Social Services establishes the residency fees, which are determined by a resident’s assets and income.
The fees do not cover optional items and prescription medications. (Specific details are available upon request.) We send out a fortnightly bill to each resident to ensure their accounts are minimised.
The Government Charge Schedule can be found on the Australian Department of Social Services website.
There are three types of fees that an aged care resident may be asked to pay at Adventist Care.
1. Accommodation Cost
2. Basic Daily Fee
3. Care Cost Contribution (Means tested care fee)
This is an additional contribution towards the cost of care that some people may be required to pay. The Department of Human Services (Centrelink) will work out if you are required to pay this fee based on an assessment of your income and assets and will advise you of the amount.
Please visit the Australian Government Fee Estimator to get an estimate of the fees which may apply to you in aged care.
Residents are encouraged to manage their own financial affairs or appoint another person to do so. In the case where there is no-one suitable to be appointed The Public Trustee can be contacted to act on the resident’s behalf.
How do I qualify to enter?
The Department of Social Services must approve a resident admission to a care facility in order for that resident to attract a Government care subsidy. A health assessment (ACAT/ACCR) by an authorised and qualified practioner, an Assests Declaration from Centrelink and a completed Pre-Entry Pack are all required before admission can occur.
For more information of how to apply see How To Apply?