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Aged Care

Let us help you understand the different costs and fees so you make informed decisions and access the suitable type of care you truly need.

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.

Types of fees aged care residents may be asked to pay at Adventist Care:

  1. Accommodation Cost is for your accommodation in the home and ranges from $265,000 to $450,000 per room. The Australian Government may partially or fully pay for the amount if qualified.
  2. Basic Daily Fee covers living costs such as meals, power, and laundry. Some people only have to pay for this fee.
  3. Care Cost Contribution or means-tested care fee 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.

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.

The Department of Social Services must approve a resident’s admission to a care facility in order for that resident to attract a Government care subsidy. A health assessment through the Department of Health and Aged Care (AN-ACC/ACCR) by an authorised and qualified practitioner, an Assets Declaration from Centrelink, and a completed Pre-Entry Pack are all required before admission can occur. Please go to our How to Apply page for more information.

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