As a not for profit charity, Leigh Place gives preference to those who are local residents and who have the greatest need.

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What types of costs are there?

Aged care homes may ask you to pay two main types of costs:

  • Daily fees
  • Accommodation payment

Daily fees

Daily fees help to cover your day-to-day living costs, such as meals, linen, laundry, heating and cooling, and care costs such as nursing and personal care. Daily fees have two parts:

  • basic daily fee that everyone pays.  The current daily fee is $49.07.
  • means-tested fee. This is an additional daily fee to pay if your income and assets are above a certain amount.

Whether or not you will need to pay an income-tested fee – and how much you will be asked to pay – will be determined through an income assessment.

Accommodation payments

If your assets are more than a certain amount set by the Australian Government, you might also be asked to make an accommodation payment.

From 1 July 2014 all new residents will have the choice of paying for their accommodation through a refundable accommodation deposit (RAD) or a daily accommodation payment (DAP) or a combination of the two.

The current accommodation pricing at Leigh Place is as listed below:

Accommodation Type Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) Example of combination payment (50% RAD + 50% DAP)
Single Room with private ensuite $550,000 $86.19 $275,000 $43.10
Private Two Bedroom Suite for Couples $550,000 $86.19 $275,000 $43.10
Private Two Bedroom Suite $550,000 $86.19 $275,000 $43.10
Dementia Support $550,000 $86.19 $275,000 $43.10