Anglicare SA

Prices and Payments

The cost of your stay with AnglicareSA will vary depending on your circumstances and more detail can be provided by calling us on 08 8305 9279. The Australian Government can provide an overview of the costs of aged care including a calculator for care fees. Go to http://www.myagedcare.gov.au/fee-estimator/residential-care/form.

You will pay a fee which helps cover your day-to-day living and care costs.

You may also be asked to make a contribution to the cost of your accommodation depending on your assets and income.  All accommodation prices listed are per person and dependent on your individual circumstances.

If required, residents can choose to pay for their accommodation by a refundable accommodation deposit (RAD), a daily accommodation payment (DAP), or a combination of both.

 

More detail about pricing and payments

When you move into Residential Aged Care there are three types of fees that you may be asked to pay:

  • A basic daily care fee
  • A means tested care fee
  • An accommodation payment or accommodation contribution

Basic Daily Care Fee

Everyone who moves into Residential Care will pay the Basic Daily Care Fee. This fee covers living costs such as meals, power and laundry. The Basic Daily Care Fee is set by the Commonwealth Government at 85% of the basic single Age Pension. For some residents, this is the only fee you will be required to pay.

 

Means Tested Care Fee (MTCF)

This is an additional contribution towards the cost of your care that you may be required to pay in addition to the Basic Daily Care Fee.

This fee is calculated by the Department of Human Services once you have completed the income and asset assessment (click here for the link to the assessment form). Following this assessment, the government will advise you and AnglicareSA about the amount of the MTCF that you are required to pay. There are annual and lifetime caps applied to this fee.

 

Accommodation Payment

This is a payment to cover your accommodation and is in addition to the Basic Daily Care Fee.

The Department of Human Services will determine if you are required to pay this fee based on your income and assets.

Residents who are non-supported by the government are asked to pay an Accommodation Payment. This can be paid as a lump sum (Refundable Accommodation Deposit or RAD), a daily payment (Daily Accommodation Payment or DAP) or a combination of both RAD and DAP.

Residents who are partially supported by the government are asked to pay an Accommodation Contribution. This can be paid as a lump sum (Refundable Accommodation Contribution or RAC), a daily payment (Daily Accommodation Payment or DAC) or a combination of both RAC and DAC.

Whether you are fully, partially or non-supported, will be determined by The Department of Human Services after you have completed the Request for a Combined Assets and Income Assessment.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions or queries, please contact the AnglicareSA Admissions Team today on 08 8305 9279.