It is most important to carefully work out the costs of care in an aged care home.
If you are eligible, you are expected to contribute to the cost of your accommodation and care if you can afford to do so. My Aged Care can give you an estimate of your likely fees. You can phone them on 1800 200 422 or use the aged care homes Fee Estimator on the My Aged Care website.
There are various fees you may be asked to pay including:
- Basic daily fee
- Means-tested care fee
- Accommodation costs
- Fees for extra and additional service
Read more in the Aged care home costs and fees section of the My Aged Care website
- Financial planning and management
- Steps to enter an aged care home (Australian Government, June 2018)
Author: Leonie Mudge, Walpole Consulting Group
Reviewed and revised by: Kathryn Body, Haemophilia Foundation ACT Counsellor, Canberra.