Fees and charges
The Australian Government pays for the bulk of aged care services. The Australian Government regulates fees and charges with these being varied twice each year to reflect changes to the aged pension and other regulations.
There are several factors that influence the fees and charges a resident pays to live in the aged care home. Aminya encourages all prospective residents to obtain specialist financial and legal advice to assist in determining individual circumstances and options.
Arrangements at Aminya are consistent with Government rules and regulations.
Permanent residents at Aminya before 1 July 2014 will continue to have fees and charges determined in accordance with applicable regulations.
You can expect to pay a few different fee types, depending on your financial situation as determined by Centrelink.
The daily fees cover living costs and personal care. The basic daily fee is payable by all residents, with an additional means-tested care fee payable based on Centrelink's assessment of your income and assets.
You may be asked to pay an accommodation price as set by us if Centrelink deems you can afford to. You can pay in a lump sum called a Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD), which is refunded when you leave the home, a Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) ,which is non-refundable, or through a combination of the two.
If Centrelink deems you can't affored to pay the total accommodation price but your assets are such that you can afford to contribute to your care, they will set a
an Accommodation Contribution figure. Again this can be paid in a lump sum called a Refundable Accommodation Contribution (RAC), which is refunded when you leave the home, a Daily Accommodation Contribution (DAC), which is non-refundable, or through a combination of the two.
Generally, your medication and any medical appointments as well as the cost of your transport to and from appointments are not covered under the above fees.
You will also need to buy your own clothes and pay for personal services like hairdressing, papers and magazines and special outings.
For more information in relation to fees and charges visit the My Aged Care Website. Aminya encourages prospective residents and their family members (or representative) to obtain independent legal and financial advice.