Residential Costs & Fees

Coolibah Care Residential Care Fees

It is important to understand the costs and fees associated with residential aged care so that you can choose the accommodation type and payment options that best meets your circumstances.

The fees that you pay cover the cost of the care you receive and your accommodation in an aged care home.

While aged care fees are subsidised by the Australian Government, you may be asked to contribute to the cost of your care and accommodation if you can afford to do so.

We recommend visiting My Aged Care for further information, including accessing the Fee Estimator or call 1800 200 422.

We strongly recommend that you seek independent financial advice to help you choose the right option for you.

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Main types of fees

Basic Daily Fee – For daily living expenses and is equal to 85% of the single rate pension.

Means Tested Care Fee – For personal and clinical care and is determined through an income and assets assessment.

Accommodation Fee – A contribution amount, or full payment, for your room depending on eligibility for Government assistance.

Basic daily fee

This fee is set by the Government and is equal to 85% of the single person rate of the basic age pension.

It helps pay for the day-to-day services and living costs such as meals, laundry and cleaning – the kind of things you pay for when living in your own home. Everyone is expected to pay a basic daily fee to cover these services.

The fee is paid directly to the Residential Aged Care Facility and applies for every day of residency, including days when you might be away overnight; for example, on holiday or in hospital.

Means-tested care fee

This fee is determined by the Department of Human Services (Centrelink) through an income and assets assessment. The means-tested care fee is a contribution that some residents may need to make towards the cost of personal and clinical care. Personal care can include help with bathing, dressing and grooming. Clinical care can include services such as specialised nursing and medication assistance.

Some residents have this fee paid in full by the Government.

There are annual and lifetime caps on the amount any individual is required to contribute to means-tested care fees.

Accommodation Fee

A contribution amount, or full payment, for your accommodation depending on eligibility for Government assistance.

Each Residential Aged Care Facility sets its own room pricing.

If you can afford it, the Government does expect you to pay for your own room. However, there is assistance with some or all the accommodation costs which is determined by the income and assets assessment.  This is just like a mortgage payment or rent.  

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FAQ's

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What is the process to apply for residential care?

To apply at Coolibah Care an application form needs to be completed, accompanied by supporting documentation such as an ACAT assessment. Click here for more information or get in touch with us.

What services am I eligible for through my home care package?

The services are dependent on what level of home care package you may have. To understand more reach out to out Home Care team or visit our Home Care Page to find out more.

What respite services do you offer?

We offer a range of services including day, low care / cottage respite and residential respite for a higher level of care.  Referral codes are required for these services.  Reach to our Respite Coordinator or visitor our Respite Care Page to find out more.

Do you have independent living unit available?

Contact us to find out about our vacancies.  Your can apply online and we do take waitlists.