As a not for profit charity, Leigh Place gives preference to those who are local residents and who have the greatest need.
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 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:
- a basic daily fee that everyone pays. The current daily fee is $49.07.
- a 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.
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||$450,000||$71.26||$225,000||$35.63|
|Private Two Bedroom Suite for Couples||$450,000||$71.26||$225,000||$35.63|
|Private Two Bedroom Suite||$550,000||$87.10||$275,000||$43.55|