Information for residential care providers.
In this section
Care recipients generally need 2 assessments to access a government subsidised Residential Care Package.
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.
How fees for Residential Care are calculated
There are various aged care fees and charges that may apply.
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.
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.
Residential Care cap thresholds
The annual and lifetime caps applied to means-tested residential care fees.
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.