Accommodation Fee Options
In addition to care fees you may also be required to pay an accommodation payment. The accommodation payment refers to the price of the room that you choose and will vary across different aged care facilities. The amount that you are required to pay is based upon an individual’s assets and income and is determined by the Department of Human Services through completing a 'Request for a Combined Assets and Income Assessment' form. You may be required to pay all or contribute to the cost of your accommodation. This form is not compulsory to complete, but for those who choose not to you will be required to pay the full room price.
To allow for flexibility there are three ways in which you can choose to pay for your accommodation.
Use this helpful tool to calculate your desired combination payment by entering a lump sum amount.