What We Do
Having the responsibility of organising a family member’s move into residential aged care is no easy task. There are a lot of decisions to be made, often under pressure, and often with inadequate or contradictory information.
The aged care fees and payments system is a major source of difficulty and confusion for many people, who struggle to understand how it works, what they will have to pay, and what their options are.
- Will my house be assessed for aged care?
- Should a couple enter permanent care on the same day?
- Will I have to sell my house?
- Am I close to the dividing line between a non-supported and partially-supported resident?
- Why would that matter?
- Is there anything I can do about it?
- Should I pay by RAD or DAP, or a combination?
- If the latter, exactly how much RAD?
- Could it be financially beneficial to pay a higher RAD?
The answer to all of these questions is “it depends”. It depends on the individual financial and personal circumstances of the person(s) entering care, and the place they will be entering. It depends on their goals and priorities, and those of the people supporting them.
Armed with the information I provide, you will see the answers more clearly, for your individual situation.