If you don’t own any assets and receive a full pension, you may be eligible for a fully government-subsidised aged care place.
All residents pay a Basic Daily Fee, which is 85% of the single pension.
The amount you can be asked to pay for your accommodation is based on your income and assets, and will be one of the following:
- No accommodation costs – if your income and assets are below a certain amount, the Australian Government will pay your accommodation costs.
- An ‘accommodation contribution’ – if you need to pay for part of your accommodation, the Australian Government will pay the rest.
- An ‘accommodation payment’ – if you need to pay for the full cost of your accommodation.
The Department of Human Services will advise which applies to you after you fill in a Request for a Combined Assets and Income Assessment and lodge it with Centrelink.
Christadelphian Aged Care offers government-subsidised aged care places at all of our Homes.
Please contact us on 1800 246 637 for more information, or fill in our online form.