There have been changes to aged care fees from 1 July 2014 as part of reforms to the aged care system to make it more sustainable and affordable.
Home Care – Fee Estimator
- basic fee
- income-tested care fee.
Residential Care – Fee Estimator
- basic daily fee
- means-tested care fee
- accommodation payment.
The actual fees you may be asked to pay will depend on your income and assets as assessed by the Department of Human Services or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
You may want to consult with a financial adviser about your finances. There are various government services and resources that can help you obtain appropriate financial advice. It's a good idea to do some research to see what options work best for you.
Are there any provisions for financial hardship?
If you believe you will face financial hardship in paying your aged care costs, you can ask to be considered for financial hardship assistance.