Fees and Charges Guide
The following information describes the various charges and fee options associated with residential aged care. These vary depending on the personal financial circumstances of the resident. We welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you further. Should you wish to make an appointment please phone 5540 1400.
A summary of the types of fees that you may be charged are found at the My Aged Care websites.
If your income and assets are over a certain amount you may be asked to make an accommodation payment that you agree with the service provider. Otherwise the Australian Government may pay for part of your accommodation costs.
The Department of Human Services will advise you if you are required to make an accommodation payment.
This tab provides the maximum price (accommodation payment) you may be asked to pay if entering a facility on or after 1 July 2014, you may be able to negotiate a lower price with the service provider.
This tab also provides details on any additional care or services that may be offered by the service provider, either as part of the accommodation price or available at an additional cost.
Resident fees are regulated by the Government which is responsible for setting fee structures for all aged care facilities.
A description of these fees is provided below.
Daily Care Fee
Is a standard fee which applies to most new aged care residents. Please note this rate changes twice per annum in March and September as per advice from the Department of Health and Ageing. REFER
Means Tested Fee
If applicable, as set by the Government (assessed by Centrelink). Maximum charge per day and indexed on the 1st of July each year. This fee is collected by Wongaburra, however passed on directly to the Government.
An Accommodation payment may be payable. The amount is variable depending on facility and room type. For further information please call (07) 5540 1400.
Extra services is the term used in the Aged Care industry to describe a premium accommodation standard and a suite of personal and lifestyle services. Wongaburra offers Extra Services.
The Extra Service daily fee structure is an additional amount and is dependent upon the facility and range of extra services provided. Due to premium accommodation standards Extra Services residents are required to pay an Accommodation Bond (regardless of whether they are low or high care).
Fully Supported Resident
Fully supported resident places are provided across Wongaburra in both high and low care accommodation. To determine if you are eligible for fully supported status contact your local Centrelink office.
You and your family are encouraged to seek financial advice concerning your entry into our facility to ensure that any government assistance you may receive is not compromised.
There are 5 steps to entry into Residential Aged Care and these can be found in a brochure at – https://agedcare.health.gov.au/sites/g/files/net1426/f/documents/02_2017/5_steps_to_entry_into_an_aged_care_home.pdf
Request for an assets assessment – www.myagedcare.gov.au 1800 200 422