There are so many options around aged care. Aged care providers are happy to answer many of your questions directly but they may be a little less forthcoming when it comes to discussing financial issues. This is where additional advice can be invaluable. CareAbout can provide advice that helps you navigate your way through the aged care system.
Helping with Home Care fees
If you are looking into Home Care, CareAbout has experts on hand who can discuss your personal needs and circumstances and match you with an affordable and quality Home Care provider who can maximise your funding. There are many fees that you need to get your head around, such as:
- Basic daily fee
- Income-tested care fee
- Care fee
- Administration fee
- Case management fee
Our CareAbout experts will explain exactly what they are, whether or not you need to pay them. We’ll then match you with a provider that meets your individual circumstances.
Helping with Aged Care Home fees
Not all Aged Care Homes are equal. Not only do they offer different levels of accommodation and service (often within the same residence), the fees can vary dramatically. You need to make sure that you understand all the fees and choose the options that best suit your individual circumstances. That’s where CareAbout comes to the rescue. Our Aged Care Homes experts will take you through the various fees and charges, including:
- Daily care fee
- Means-tested fee
- Additional fees
- Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)
- Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)
You’ve probably heard about people selling their family home to enter and aged care home. You may know someone who has done that. If that’s your preference then that’s fine, but too many people do this without understanding that they may not need to. A CareAbout expert will discuss all options with you, so that tou make the decision that is right for you, not forced upon you.
Understanding government subsidies
The federal government subsidises many aged care services in order to keep costs as affordable as possible. The costs vary depending on type of care and service provider accessed. Subsidies are available for both Home Care and for care in an Aged Care Home.
Our expert can help you understand how the Commonwealth Home Support Programme and Home Care Package Program work, and explain how not all aged care homes are eligible for federal government assistance. Make sure you get the most up-to-date and accurate information about government subsidies by talking to CareAbout.
Navigating the aged care system in Australia can be daunting, especially when you dealing with financial issues. But it’s not something you have to do alone. Get in touch with CareAbout and let them guide you through the process.
Aged care providers are happy to answer many of your questions directly but they may be a little less forthcoming when it comes to discussing financial issues … This is where CareAbout can help.