What is the difference in a daily fee and an accommodation payment?

17 Feb 2017 | Deborah Key, CEO

A basic daily fee: this covers living costs such as meals, power and laundry. For some people this is the only fee they are required to pay.

An accommodation payment or entry fee:this is for your accommodation in the aged care home. Some people will have their accommodation costs met in full or in part by the Australian Government, while others will need to pay the accommodation price agreed with the aged care home. The Department of Human Services will advise you which applies to you based on an assessment of your income and assets.