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Residential Care

Fees and Pricing

Residential care homes, like your own home vary depending on number of rooms, location and price. 

The challenge is finding the right option for your needs, budget, and lifestyle. At Catholic Homes we are here to help you make the right decision on your new home.

Residential Fees

There are a number of costs associated with our aged care homes, and getting an idea of how they impact your finances can be difficult. How much you pay for aged care support depends on the type of help you need, your financial situation, and the services you receive.

If you are eligible to be in one of our residential care facilities, you may have to pay
• a basic daily fee, or
• a basic daily fee and accommodation costs, or
• a basic daily fee and a means-tested care fee and accommodation costs.

What is a RAD / DAP?

You may have heard the term before but not be sure what they mean. Depending on your individual circumstances, you may need to make an accommodation payment. The RAD and the DAP are the two ways you can choose to pay this.

The Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) is a lump sum payment which is fully refundable when the room is vacated.

The Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) is a daily payment which is not refundable. You may also pay a combination of RAD and DAP. For example, part lump sum payment and part daily payment.

RAD and DAP

Facilities
Room Type
RAD
DAP
Equiv
Archbishop GoodyStandard Room360,00039.85
CastledareStandard Room550,00060.88
Ocean StarStandard Room360,00039.85
ServiteStandard Room400,00044.27
TrinityStandard Room550,00060.88
St Vincent’sStandard Room550,00060.88
Ground Floor Suite650,00071.95
Reserve View650,00071.95
Elevated Courtyard View650,00071.95
Elevated Reserve View750,00083.01
Elevated River Views850,00094.08

 

Service Fees

We want to make sure you feel like you are at home. For this reason we have a number of additional services across our residential care homes.

Depending on the home you choose we will be able to provide you with information on the additional services we can provide and their associated costs. You will only be charged for additional services that you choose.

 

Costs Explained

Basic daily fee

All our residents are required to pay a basic daily fee. Based on current rates, the maximum basic daily fee is $52.71 per day, or $19,239.15 per year

This fee helps pay for your day-to-day services such as meals, cleaning, facilities management and laundry. Everyone is expected to pay a basic daily fee to cover these services. The basic daily fee is 85% of the single person rate of the basic age pension. The government sets the price on 20 March and 20 September each year, changing in line with increases to the age pension. Prices are published on the Department of Health website.

You pay your basic daily fee directly to your aged care home, generally on a fortnightly or monthly basis. The fee applies for every day you are a resident, including days when you might be away overnight; for example, on holiday or in hospital.

Means-tested care fee

The means-tested care fee that you pay will be between $0 to $256.44 per day.

Not everyone will have to pay a means-tested care fee. The exact amount you will pay is determined through a means assessment.

The means-tested care fee is an ongoing fee that you pay towards the cost of your personal and clinical care. Personal care can include help with bathing, dressing, grooming, and going to the toilet. Clinical care can include services like specialised nursing services, medication assistance, or catheter care.

Annual and lifetime caps

There are annual and lifetime caps on means-tested care fees. The maximum we as an aged care home can charge you is:

• $28,338.71 per year, or
• $68,012.98 in a lifetime.

Financial Hardship Assistance

Financial Hardship Assistance is available if you have difficulty paying fees for residential aged care. To apply, simply complete and lodge the Department of Human Services Application for financial hardship assistance form.

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The fees still not making sense? Please feel free to call and chat through your options with us today.

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FAQs

Residential aged care (also known as nursing homes, aged care hostels or residential aged care facilities) is for older people who are not able to reside safely in their own home and need greater assistance with daily tasks or their health care.

The easiest way to start the process is to register with My Aged Care, Australia’s entryway to government-subsidised aged care services.

You can apply online at myagedcaregov.au or call the contact centre on 1800 200 422. Or call our friendly team on 1300 244 111.

All government-subsidised aged care services are subject to an assessment to determine your eligibility so that the services you choose meet your requirements and provide the kinds of supports you need.

During the initial chat with My Aged Care, they will need some basic information to help determine your eligibility for aged care services.

You’ll need to provide your Medicare details and they will also ask about your circumstances at home, how you are managing and how your health is. You’ll also be asked if you are currently receiving any support, such as home care.

Once your eligibility is confirmed, My Aged Care will arrange to meet with you for a face-to-face assessment.