Further Information

a.What is the process?

To live in a residential aged care facility, a person must first consult and be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) to establish the level of care required. You may ask your local doctor for guidance or you can contact ACAT directly for a free assessment on 1800 200 422. Once you have the ACAT assessment, you need to find a residential aged care facility that suits your needs and requirements.

b.What is an ACAT assessment?

An ACAT assessment is an evaluation by a member of your local Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) who is a health care professional in the area of seniors care. ACAT is responsible for deciding who is eligible for placement in an aged care facility and if you are entitled to received subsidised aged care. The assessment involves investigating a person’s mental, physical and social situation.

The ACAT assessment is provided by the Government free of charge.  Once you have been assessed, the ACAT will provide you with an Aged Care Client Record (ACCR) which you will need to give to the residential aged care facility when applying.

You may contact ACAT directly by visiting www.myagedcare.gov.au for contact details of your local ACAT, or the Aged Care Information Line on 1800 200 422.  Your local doctor may also assist you in arranging an ACAT assessment.

c.What are the financial considerations?

It is important to understand all the fees involved with moving into a residential aged care facility. You may wish to talk to an accountant or a financial advisor who specialises in aged care to receive advice in relation to these costs and your specific situation.

The cost to a resident of staying at one of Provectus Care’s facilities varies considerably, including within individual facilities. Many residents are eligible for Government subsidies to help cover the cost of care and accommodation. The fees incurred for a resident will include:

Daily Care Fees & Means Tested Care Fees

The Daily Care Fees contribute towards your daily living costs such as meals, linen and laundry and nursing and care assistance. There are two parts to the Daily Care Fee:

  1. A Basic Daily Fee (set by the Federal Government) applies to all residents of aged care facilities; and
  2. An additional Means Tested Care Fee for residents who have higher income and asset levels. The Means Tested Care Fee is calculated by the government based on an evaluation of your income and assets. There are annual and lifetime caps on the Means Tested Care Fee and once the cap is reached, you cannot be asked to pay any more Means Tested Care Fees.
Extra Service Fee or Additional Services Fee

This is an additional fee payable for superior levels of comfort and lifestyle and activities offered, as well as the luxury standard of accommodation and superior levels of meals and beverages available at the facility.

Accommodation Payments

You will pay Accommodation Payments if your assets exceed an amount set by the Federal Government. The accommodation payment must be agreed with our facilities prior to entry and is a payment towards the cost of your accommodation. It is paid in addition to the Daily Care Fees. The Accommodation Payment amount will depend on the size and the location of the suite within our facilities. We offer Classic, Premium, Accessible, Delux suites for singles or couples.

Accommodation Payments can be paid by:

  1. Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) – a lump sum payment;
  2. Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) which accrues daily and is paid periodically together with your Daily Care Fees;
  3. a combination of both RAD and DAP; and
  4. deduction of the DAP from a partially paid RAD.

Please contact us to obtain more detailed information on the fees and charges at our facilities. You many also visit the government website www.myagedcare.gov.au

d.Do we accept supported residents?
Concessional rates for supported residents

Provectus Care is committed to providing quality care and accommodation to all the community, including the financially disadvantaged. Our Admission Review Committee will consider all applications from a resident or their family who may be eligible for this assistance for admission to our facilities at Drayton House or Harbour Quays Aged Care.

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