Costs of care in an aged care home

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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 


Author: Leonie Mudge, Walpole Consulting Group
Reviewed and revised by: Kathryn Body, Haemophilia Foundation ACT Counsellor, Canberra.

Date last reviewed: 30 March 2023

Important Note: This information was developed by Haemophilia Foundation Australia for education and information purposes only and does not replace advice from a treating health professional. Always see your health care provider for assessment and advice about your individual health before taking action or relying on published information. This information may be printed or photocopied for educational purposes.

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