Entry to a Care Centre requires an assessment by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). As part of this process, an asset and income test will be completed that will determine the rates you will be required to pay.

 
Once your eligibility is confirmed, you will be given the choice of three payments options, consisting of either an upfront payment, a daily ongoing payment or a combination of the two. You will have 28 days from the day you enter a Care Centre to decide on which payment method best suits your financial situation.
 
All Care Centres also require a daily fee payable for care and maintenance, which is determined by the Department of Human Services. These fees and any departure fees vary depending on a number of factors and will be explained in great detail and in writing before moving in. We also strongly recommend you and your family seek independent financial and legal advice to ensure these options are right for your current and future circumstances.

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