Australia’s aged care system contains a few different fees, and not all fees necessarily apply to everyone. Centrelink will work out which fees apply to you through an income and assets assessment.
Other fees that may apply*
Respite care is offered at an affordable basic daily fee*, currently $52.25 per day plus any additional service fees which vary for each home.
For help with understanding costs and eligibility to access respite care, chat to one of our experts who would be happy to guide you through the process.
*This daily fee is to cover day-to-day living costs such as accommodation, meals, activities, cleaning, laundry, heating and cooling.
Rockpool offers interim arrangements while you’re waiting for your aged care assessment, or income and assets assessment.
* Other fees may apply and these vary from home to home. Our Rockpool team can provide details of all the fees that apply.
The accommodation cost is the amount charged for a room. Some people will have their accommodation costs met in full or in part by the Australian Government. If you are assessed with the capacity to pay, there are four payment options available:
We recommend seeking independent advice from a qualified and experienced aged care financial planner to make sure that the decision reached is the right one for you. The My Aged Care website is also a valuable resource. Please contact us on 1800 515 053 for more information or to book a tour today.
The RAD is paid up front, guaranteed by the government and refunded when you leave the aged care home, less any amounts agreed to be taken out.
You may choose to pay by DAP, a monthly amount calculated using the governments maximum permissible interest rate (MPIR). For example, RAD x MPIR / 365 = DAP.
It’s also possible to combine the two payment methods above to fit your budget.
In select cases, residents may wish to have the DAP (and any other charges i.e. additional services) drawn down from the paid RAD.
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