Schedule of Fees & Charges for Residential and Home Care:
(From 20th September 2019)
The financial complexities of arranging a move into care can be quite confusing.
CADAPS handles every concern with efficiency and expertise, making the transition smooth and effortless.
*This Schedule only applies to care recipients who first enter care from 1 July 2014*
Submitting Application for Permanent Care
An Aged Care Client Record (ACCR) – Support Plan. This can be obtained through your doctor, social worker, or CADAPS can assist you with the application to MyAgedCare.
To enter Aged Care all applicants are required to have a valid Support Plan with Aged Care Approval (Formerly ACCR). The Aged Care Assessment team usually visit you at home and do an assessment on all your care needs. You will receive a copy of the support plan once the paperwork is completed by the Aged Care Assessment Team. Please include this assessment with your application.
The Support plan is free (funded by the government).
We can assist you with the application process and review the agreements / contracts prior to entering care.
Asset and Income assessment from Centrelink/DVA
The Request for Combined Income and Assets Assessment form needs to be completed and forwarded to Centrelink/DVA no later than 28 days post admission. We can assist you with this process.
You will then receive advice from Centrelink/DVA about your financial circumstances and any Means Tested Care Fee that may be payable. We will assist in reconciling the outcome letter with what was submitted to ensure it is correct.
What are the costs?
There are three types of payments for residential aged care:
• Daily Care fee
• Means Tested fee (for some residents)
• Accommodation payments (Entry Fees)
Additional services fees (Charged by some facilities)
Daily care fee
This fee is determined by the Department of Human Services and is charged by all aged care facilities for permanent and respite care.
It equates to around 85% of the aged pension and is reviewed twice yearly, in line with pensions.
Means Tested Fee
Eligibility for means tested care fees is determined upon the completion of the Combined Asset and Income Tested form which is submitted to Centrelink/DVA depending on the pension you receive.
Daily Care Fee
Asset Thresholds Residential Care Means Test
|Asset Free Threshold||$49,500.00|
|First Asset Threshold||$169,079.20|
|Second Asset Threshold||$408,237.60|
Income Free Area (annual amount) Home Care and Residential Care
Annual Income up to these amounts is excluded from the income test component of the residential means test and the income test in home care. To calculate the equivalent fortnightly income divide by 26.
|Income Free Area (single person)||$27,463.80|
|Income Free Area (Couple, Illness separated, single rate)||$26,943.80|
|Income Free Area (Couple, Living together, single rate) (relevant to Home Care only)||$21,294.00|
Cap on Means Tested Care Fees in Residential Care
Centrelink Aged Pension rates (Current)
|PER FORTNIGHT||SINGLE||COUPLE EACH||COUPLE COMBINED||COUPLE APART DUE TO ILL HEALTH|
|Maximum basic rate||$850.40||$641.00||$1,282.00||$850.40|
|Maximum Pension Supplement||$68.90||$51.90||$103.80||$68.50|