The home care fee and residential care fee estimators will help you estimate the fees and payments you may be asked to pay for aged care.
The Australian Government subsidises a range of aged care services in Australia. It is expected you will contribute to the cost of your care if you can afford to do so.
For Home Care Packages
Our home care fee estimator can help you estimate the fees you may be asked to pay by a service provider for a Home Care Package on or after 1 July 2014. It does not cover home support services such as the National Respite for Carers Program or a Day Therapy Centre. It estimates your:
For aged care homes (like nursing homes)
Our residential care fee estimator provides an indication of the fees and payments you may be asked to pay if you enter an aged care home on or after 1 July 2014. Based on the information you provide, it estimates your:
The actual fees you may be asked to pay will depend on your income and assets as assessed by the Department of Human Services or the Department of Veterans' Affairs.