Previous Residential Care Fees and Charges Advices
As at: 20 March 2010
Archived residential care fees and charges
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Maximum Basic Daily Fee 1
|- Standard Resident contribution2 – includes respite residents|
up to $38.65
|- Protected resident contribution2|
up to $35.29
|- Phased Resident Contribution2|
up to $35.89
|- Non-Standard Resident Contribution2|
up to $43.95
|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
up to $62.11
|Income tested fees are calculated at 5/12th of total assessable income over the income tested fee thresholds per fortnight.|
Income Tested Fee Thresholds
Each member of a couple
Pensioner allowable limit for Accommodation bonds
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
Minimum Assets Amount
A resident must be left with this amount when calculating the maximum accommodation bond.
Asset Cut-off Level*
|- for fully supported3 resident status|
|- for partially supported3 resident status|
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Maximum Permissible Interest Rate
| - for accommodation bond agreements|
(for all new residents from 1 April 2010 - 30 June 2010)
(for all new residents from 20 March 2010)
Maximum Accommodation Charge5
Maximum Accommodation Charge for new entrants to residential aged care 20 March 2010 - 19 September 20104
|- for fully supported residents|
|:non-supported residents, if their assets at entry are at least $93,410.40|
- who are not in receipt of a means-tested Australian pension
- who are in receipt of a means-tested Australian pension
:supported residents, if their assets at entry are equal to or less than $93,410.40
Maximum Accommodation Charge for pre 20 March 2008 residents who enter your home during the period 20 March 2010 - 19 September 20107
|- for concessional residents and charge exempt residents|
Residents who first entered residential aged care between 1/7/2004 – 19/3/2008.
- assisted residents, if their assets at entry are at least $58,050
- assisted residents, if their assets at entry are less than $58,050
- other residents, if their assets at entry are at least $73,398
- other residents, if their assets at entry are less than $73,398
Residents who first entered residential aged care before 1/7/20048
- assisted residents, if their assets at entry are at least $53,177
- assisted residents, if their assets at entry are less than $53,177
- other residents, if assets at entry are at least $68,033
- other residents, if assets at entry are less than $68,033
Deeming Thresholds and rates from 20 March 2010
Threshold (couple – combined)
1. Residents in designated remote areas may be asked to pay an additional $1.06 per day (See section 4 page 135 of the Residential Care Manual).
2. See Information Sheet 12 – Basic daily fees for Residential Aged Care.
3. Contact the Department on 1800 500 853.
4. Rate remains unchanged for resident's stay in the one home, regardless of annual indexation of the maximum rate for new entrants.
5. 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).
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 is fixed at date of entry even if they have a break in care of more than 28 days.
For information please contact the Department on 1800 500 853.
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