What does it cost to enter residential care?

17 Feb 2017 | Deborah Key, CEO

Basic Daily Fees contribute to your daily living costs. They include a basic daily fee for residents based on approximately 85% of the full aged pension. Additional Means Tested Care Fees may be payable dependent on a person’s private income and assets.

You can be asked to pay an accommodation payment (either a Refundable Accommodation Deposit [RAD] or a Daily Accommodation Payment [DAP]), if you have sufficient assets.