Aged care entry requirements for providers

Information for aged care providers about aged care entry requirements.

Home Care

Home care

Home care is funded by the Australian Government through the Home Care Packages Program and provides aged care services to people in their own home.

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Aged Care Fees Income Assessment

The income test assessment determines any additional fees that care recipients need to pay to cover the costs of aged care.

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How fees for home care are calculated

There are various types of aged care fees and charges that may apply.

Read more about calculating home care fees

Aged Care fee estimator

The Aged Care Fee Estimator on the My Aged Care website can help care recipients estimate the fees and charges they need to pay for aged care.

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Quarterly review for home care

Care recipient’s aged care fees are reviewed quarterly and come into effect on 1 January, 20 March, 1 July and 20 September each year.

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Home care cap thresholds

The annual and lifetime caps applied to the income-tested home care fees.

Read more about annual and lifetime caps

Residential Care

Residential Care

Care recipients generally need 2 assessments to access a government subsidised Residential Care Package.

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Combined Assets and Income Test (Means) assessment

The combined Assets and Income (Means) Test assessment is used to determine the daily rate of aged care fees payable by a care recipient who is planning to enter, or is currently residing in, a residential aged care home.

Read more the assessment

How fees for Residential Care are calculated

There are various aged care fees and charges that may apply.

Read more calculating Residential Care fees

Aged Care Fee Estimator

The Aged Care Fee Estimator on the My Aged Care website can help care recipients estimate the fees and charges they need to pay for aged care.

Read more about the fee estimatorRead more

Quarterly review for Residential Care

Aged care fees for care recipients are reviewed quarterly and come into effect on 1 January, 20 March, 1 July and 20 September each year.

Read more about quarterly reviews for Residential Care

Residential Care cap thresholds

The annual and lifetime caps applied to means-tested residential care fees.

Read more about annual and lifetime caps

Payment statements for Residential Care subsidy

You can view and print your monthly payment statements with details of the Australian Government subsidy for your clients who receive residential care.

Read more about the Payment statements for Residential Care subsidy

You need to know

Annual and lifetime caps

Since 1 July 2014, annual and lifetime caps apply to the income-tested care fee in home care packages, and means-tested care fee for residential care.

Read more about annual and lifetime caps for aged care recipients

Accommodation supplement

We pay the accommodation supplement to aged care providers to help with accommodation costs for some aged care recipients.

Read more about the accommodation supplement

Changing providers or care types

The annual and lifetime caps follow a care recipient as they move between providers, services and care types.

Read more about changing providers or care types

Subsidy adjustment

Caps are reconciled as part of monthly claims processing. If the cap is reached in the month being processed, the care recipient and service are notified after the claim is finalised.

Read more about subsidy adjustment

Update your details

Use the Application to add or change Approved Care Service’s bank details form (AC015) to add or change bank account details for approved residential aged care services, home care services or transition care services.

Page last updated: 15 January 2019