There are three fees you may be asked to pay in residential care. See: https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/aged-care-home-costs-and-fees.
- Basic daily care fee
This fee is set up by the Department of Human Services. All aged care residents are asked to pay $52.25 for day-to-day services.
- Accommodation payment
Based on your Income and Asset Assessment outcome, the Department of Human Services will advise whether you are required to make an accommodation contribution, or full payment for your room.
The maximum Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) and the Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) for Byron Aged Care as of April 1, 2021 are outlined in the table below. Facilities are able to charge less than the advertised maximum charges, but cannot charge more.
New residents can choose how they wish to pay the agreed accommodation fee:
- either as a lump sum refundable deposit; or
- a periodic payment; or
- a combination of both.
New residents will have up to 28 days after entering care to decide how they wish to pay this fee.
- Means tested care fee
The Department of Human Services will advise if you are required to pay an additional amount towards the cost of your care, based on your means assessment.
Additional information about Byron Aged Care, including services available and specific room details, are also available on the My Aged Care Website and can be accessed directly via: https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/find-a-provider/aged-care-homes/1208697
Should you have any queries in relation to the above, please contact our Director of Care on 02 6685 6728.
Private courtyard rooms
Require a Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) of $400,000 or Daily Accommodation Payments (DAP) of $43.95.
Or a combination of both, for example, a RAD $200,000 and a DAP of $21.97.
Garden access rooms
Require a refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) of $350,000 or Daily Accommodation Payments (DAP) of $38.45.
Or a combination of both, for example, a RAD $175,000 and a DAP of $19.23.
Veranda access rooms
A Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) of $300,000 or a Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) of $32.96.
Or a combination of both, for example, a RAD of $150,000 and a DAP $16.48.
Figures based on MPIR at 4.01% as of April 1, 2021.
Our residents and their families have some glowing things to say about us:
“The Byron Aged Care staff are so friendly. They always go the extra mile.”
“There’s such a lovely, friendly atmosphere at Byron Aged Care and the staff are so organised.”
“I’m so impressed by the individual attention and care I receive at Byron Aged Care.”
“Mum and I often reflect on the following – you can pay someone to do a job, but you can’t pay someone to give so freely of their love and kindness. That comes from the heart of the beautiful people who look after her at Byron Aged Care on a daily basis. We can’t recommend the home highly enough.”