This fee covers living costs such as meals, power and laundry. For some clients this will be the only required fee payable.
This is a means-tested fee that is payable by some clients. It’s an additional contribution to the cost of the care you receive in a Residential Aged Care Facility.
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 clients this cost is met in full, or in part by the government (based on an assessment of your income and assets).
You will have 28 days from the day you entered care to decide on your preferred option of payment. Your accommodation costs will be charged as a DAP until such time you decide on your ongoing method of payment.
For more information please visit: www.myagedcare.gov.au
Before you can apply to live at an accredited government-funded aged care home, you will need to be assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Services (ACAS). The assessment can be arranged by speaking to your GP or you can contact the ACAS team directly on 1800 200 422
Once your application for Residential Care has been approved by the ACAS team, you can start applying to homes. You can also find out about residences in your area of choice through the My Aged Care Website