When choosing residential aged care there are many things to consider. Residential aged care facilities can come in various styles and sizes and as well as providing accommodation, they can provide meals, cleaning and laundry, nursing care and organise social activities for residents. Residential care facilities are often managed by church organisations, local councils and not-for-profit organisations, or can be privately owned.
Fees do apply in residential aged care and are worked out according to your ability to pay, and include daily fees, means-tested fees, and accommodation payments. Daily fees and means-tested fees are your contribution to your daily living costs and care such as meals, laundry, cleaning, personal and nursing care.The amount of the means-tested fee you pay will depends on your income and assets. Accommodation payments are your contribution to the cost of the accommodation, which you pay if you have income and assets over a certain amount.
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