The fee arrangements for aged care homes changed on 1 July 2014. A summary of the types of fees that you may be charged are available from the My Aged Care website.
You can estimate what fees you may need to pay by using the My Aged Care fee estimator.
To read more about Cooinda’s fees and charges, room inclusions, payment and additional care options please refer to the Centre’s page on the My Aged Care website.
The Australian Government subsidises a range of aged care services in Australia. If your personal circumstances allow, it is expected you’ll contribute towards the cost of your care if you can afford to do so. Moving into an aged care home may require one-off payments or deposits, as well as ongoing fees for your care, accommodation and daily living expenses.
How much you pay depends on your financial situation. However, there are strong protections in place to make sure that care is affordable for everyone. The Australian Government sets the maximum fees for care and daily living expenses, and there are also rules about how much you can be asked to pay for your accommodation.
What you will pay will be set out in a Resident Agreement between you and your aged care provider.
To read more about what types of fees there are, provisions for financial hardship, seeking financial advice and to access fee estimator tools refer to the fees and charges section of the My Aged Care website.