Our Guide to Fees & Charges

When you enter residential care, you may be asked to pay up to three different fees. At Leigh Place, we understand these costs and processes can be confusing, so we’ve put together a simple guide to make things as easy as possible for you.

DAILY BASIC
CARE FEE

The Daily Basic Care Fee is maintained at 85% of the pension. In September 2023, this was $60.86 per day.

WHAT DOES THE DAILY
BASIC CARE FEE COVER?

Each resident has different needs, so the allocation of fees will vary accordingly. In general terms, these fees go towards the costs of such services as:

• Nursing and personal care
• Recreational activities
• Personal laundry
• Meals and refreshments
• Weekly cleaning of accommodation
• Supply and laundering of linen at least once a week

MEANS TESTED
CARE FEE

This is determined through the Services Australia (previously called Centrelink) income and assessment process, and differs for each individual resident.

For further information, contact Services Australia:
https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/older-australians?from=theme-bar
Phone: 132 300

ACCOMMODATION PAYMENTS

You may need to allow for an accommodation payment if your total assets are above an amount set by the Commonwealth Government. Following legislation changes in July 2014, all new residents have the choice of paying for accommodation via:

• a refundable accommodation deposit (RAD)
• a daily accommodation payment (DAP)
or a combination of these

The current rates for accommodation are shown in the table below.*

Single room Private, two bedrooms
(for couples or singles)
Dementia Support
Room size
23m²
Room size
30m²
Room size
13m²
Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)
$550,000
Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)
$650,000
Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)
$550,000
Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)
$126.27
Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)
$149.23
Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)
$126.27
Example of combination of
50% RAD and 50% DAP

$275,000 (RAD)
$63.14 (DAP)
Example of combination of
50% RAD and 50% DAP
$325,000 (RAD)
$74.62 (DAP)
Example of combination of
50% RAD and 50% DAP

$275,000 (RAD)
$63.14 (DAP)

HOUSE 7 LOTUS PRICING

Ground floor First floor
Second floor
Room size
27m² to 32m²
Room size
28m² to 30m²
Room size
29m² to 32m²
Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)
$750,000
Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)
$800,000
Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)
$850,000
Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)
$172.19
Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)
$183.67
Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)
$195.15
Example of combination of
50% RAD and 50% DAP

$375,000 (RAD)
$86.10 (DAP)
Example of combination of
50% RAD and 50% DAP
$400,000 (RAD)
$91.84 (DAP)
Example of combination of
50% RAD and 50% DAP

$425,000 (RAD)
$97.58 (DAP)

 

*Please note: This is an example of accommodation pricing at Leigh Place Aged Care, from September 2023.
These prices are updated on a regular basis.