NoosaCare Inc. provides residents with choice and a range of payment options. We encourage all new residents and families to discuss with us the pricing options available.
Residents can choose to pay for their accommodation by a refundable deposit, a daily payment, or a combination of both. A refundable deposit is paid as a lump sum amount. A daily payment accrues daily and is paid periodically, for example fortnightly. A combination payment includes both a partial lump sum and daily payments. Additional services fee is waived for all government supported residents.
Basic daily fee
Based on current rates, the maximum basic daily fee is $52.25 per day, or $19,071.25 per year.
This fee helps pay for your day-to-day services such as meals, cleaning, facilities management and laundry. Everyone is expected to pay a basic daily fee to cover these services.
The basic daily fee is 85% of the single person rate of the basic age pension. The government sets the price on 20 March and 20 September each year, changing in line with increases to the age pension. Prices are published on the Department of Health website.
You pay your basic daily fee directly to your aged care home, generally on a fortnightly basis. The fee applies for every day you are a resident, including days when you might be away overnight; for example, on holiday or in hospital.
Means-tested care fee
Not everyone will have to pay a means-tested care fee. The exact amount you will pay is determined through an income and assets assessment.
The means-tested care fee is an ongoing fee that you pay towards the cost of your personal and clinical care.
We take extra care to make our residents stay with us as enjoyable as possible.
This is a part of NoosaCare’s vision to provide a future where people continue to make lifestyle choices as they age.