Emergency Information

The Australian Government pays for the bulk of aged care services in Australia through subsidies paid directly to aged care providers. Consumers are required to contribute to costs where they are financially able to do so.

There are three main fees applicable to residents of Aged Care:

Fees and Charges

Description

 Rate as at 20th March 2019

Basic Daily Care Fee

This fee is set by the Australian Government and is the equivalent of 85% of the single Aged Pension.

 

$51.21 per day

Accommodation Payment –

Option 1 Refundable Accommodation Payment (RAD)

 

A one-off lump sum that is fully refundable on departure from Morrie Evans Wing.

$325,000

 

 

Accommodation Payment –

Option 2

Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)

 

A daily payment in lieu of the lump sum deposit, calculated at the maximum permissible interest rate (MPIR) set by the Australian Government. 

5.96%

 

 

$53.07 per day

Means Tested Care Fee

Based on an income and assets assessment conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services.

As determined by the Government.

 

We recommend that you seek independent financial advice in the completion of this documentation.