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A resident in Australian Government subsidised residential aged care may be charged for the care and services provided, as follows:

  • Basic Daily Fee
  • Income Tested Fee
  • Accommodation Payment
  • Extra Services Charge - applies to residents occupying extra service places for the provision of a significantly higher standard of accommodation services and food.
  • Additional Service Fee - where the resident requests or agrees to additional services, e.g., hairdressing and newspapers etc.

Although the rates detailed below are basic fees and charges that residents can expect to pay either in Low or High Level care, there may be options available to you that would potentially reduce this rate.

Call us on 1300 784 781 to find out how we can assist you in obtaining the best fee package for you.

If you need to calculate how much you could be paying in care, Click here and access our Aged Care Fee Calculator.

Current Fees and Charges entering Aged Care (from 20 March 2014)

Maximum Basic Daily Fee 1

Resident Classification Rates
Standard Resident Contribution2 – includes respite residents
up to $46.50
Protected resident Contribution2
up to $42.40
Phased Resident Contribution2
up to $46.50
Non-Standard Resident Contribution2
up to $52.79

Residents who were in a hostel on 30 September 1997 and who are not currently at a home that was a nursing home before 1 October 1997 will receive a reduction of 80 cents per day to their basic daily fee.

Maximum Basic Daily Fee for Residents Eligible for Basic Daily Fee Supplement1

Resident Classification Rates
Standard Resident Contribution2 – includes respite residents
up to $45.96
Protected resident Contribution2
up to $41.86
Phased Resident Contribution2
up to $45.96
Non-Standard Resident Contribution2
up to $52.25

The Basic Daily Fee Supplement is payable to aged care providers on behalf of non-pensioners who do not hold a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card and who were in permanent residential care on 30 June 2012. To receive the supplement, providers must notify the Department of Human Services that they will charge eligible residents no more than the rates above.

Residents who were in a hostel on 30 September 1997 and who are not currently at a home that was a nursing home before 1 October 1997 will receive a reduction of 80 cents per day to their basic daily fee.

Maximum Daily Income Tested Fee

Fee Type Rate
Maximum Daily Income Tested Fee
up to $73.86
Income tested fees are calculated at 5/12th of total assessable income over the income tested fee thresholds per fortnight.
Resident Classification Income Tested Fee Thresholds - Single Income Tested Fee Thresholds - Each member of a couple
Standard
$951.20
$933.20
Non-Standard
$951.20
$933.20
Protected
$806.90
$788.90
Phased
$951.20
$933.20

Pensioner allowable limit for Accommodation bonds

Definition Limit
Residents who initially entered care prior to 20 March 2008 and agree to roll over a bond of more than 9 times the annual single age pension.
$179,000

Minimum Assets Amount

Definition Amount
A resident must be left with this amount when calculating the maximum accommodation bond.
$45,000

Asset Cut-off Level

Resident Status Amount
for fully supported3 resident status
$45,000
for partially supported3 resident status
$116,136.00

Interest Rates

Maximum Permissible Interest Rate – Per Annum

For accommodation bond agreements

Applicable Dates Interest Rate
for all new residents from 20 March 2014 - 31 March 2014
6.59%
for all new residents from 1 April 2014 – 30 June 2014
6.63%

For accommodation charge agreements

Applicable Dates Interest Rate
for all new residents from 20 March 2014 – 30 June 2014
4.0%

Base Interest Rate – Per Annum

For accommodation bond agreements

Applicable Dates Interest Rate
for all new residents from 20 March 2014 – 30 June 2014
4.0%

Maximum Daily Accommodation Charge4

Maximum Daily Accommodation Charge for new entrants to residential aged care

20 March 2014 - 30 June 20145

Resident Status Amount
for fully supported residents
N/A
non-supported residents, if their assets at entry are at least $116,136.00
up to $34.20
supported residents, if their assets at entry are equal to or less than $116,136.00
calculated amount6

Maximum Daily Accommodation Charge for pre 20 March 2008 residents who enter your home during the period 20 March 2014 - 30 June 20147

Resident Status Amount
for concessional residents and charge exempt residents
N/A

Residents who first entered residential aged care between 1/7/2004 – 19/3/2008

Resident Status Amount
assisted residents, if their assets at entry are at least $67,849
up to $12.52
assisted residents, if their assets at entry are less than $67,849
calculated amount3
other residents, if their assets at entry are at least $84,913
up to $21.87
other residents, if their assets at entry are less than $84,913
calculated amount3

Residents who first entered residential aged care before 1/7/20048

Resident Status Amount
assisted residents, if their assets at entry are at least $62,429
up to $9.55
assisted residents, if their assets at entry are less than $62,429
calculated amount3
other residents, if assets at entry are at least $78,927
up to $18.59
other residents, if assets at entry are less than $78,927
calculated amount3

Pensioner Supplement

Supplement Rate
Pensioner Supplement
$7.84

Deeming Thresholds and rates from 20 March 2014

Deeming thresholds and rates Amounts and percentages
Threshold (single)
$46,600
Threshold (couple – combined)
$77,400
Lower rate
2.0%
Higher rate
3.5%

Accommodation Bond Retention Amounts

Maximum monthly retention amount for residents entering care between 1 July 2013 – 30 June 20149

Bond Retention Amount
for bonds in excess of $39,720
$331
for bonds no more than $20,520
$171

1. Residents in designated remote areas may be asked to pay an additional $1.06 per day.
2. Contact the My Aged Care national contact centre on 1800 200 422.
3. Contact the My Aged Care national contact centre on 1800 200 422.
4. From 20 March 2008, accommodation charges are capped, even if a resident moves from one home to another, provided that there is not a break in care of more than 28 days (excluding leave).
5. Rate remains unchanged for resident's stay in the one home, regardless of annual indexation of the maximum rate for new entrants.
6. The Department of Health and Ageing sends letters to advise amount (does not include flexible care residents).
7. And who haven't left permanent residential aged care for more than 28 days before entering care after 20 March 2008.
8. Accommodation charge limited to a maximum period of five years and fixed at date of entry even if they have a break in care of more than 28 days.
9. Where the bond is between the two thresholds, the maximum monthly retention amount can be calculated by taking 10% of the bond and dividing the result by 12

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