The transition into aged care is a difficult and emotional time – we understand this and are here to help guide you through the process.
We have years of experience in the aged care industry. So whether you are considering moving into Brimlea or just looking at the options available, we’re available to talk you through the process and determine if it’s the best place to call home.
If you choose to call Brimlea home, it is our aim to make the admission process as easy and simple as possible.
We take the time to learn everything about you – what activities you enjoy, who your family are and what you love to eat. We will help you settle in, familiarise yourself with the home and answer any questions you may have.
Brimlea offers three accommodation options:
- Single Room
- Shared Room
THERE ARE THREE TYPES OF FEES PAYABLE, AS FOLLOWS:
- Basic Daily Rate
- Accommodation Payments
- Means Tested Care Fees
Accommodation options for living at Brimlea as a permanent resident are government regulated. This ensures a fee structure that is aligned with other residences offering similar services as ours.
BASIC DAILY RATE
The Basic Daily fee is a legislated fee and payable by all residents. This fee increases in live with the CPI and the Australian Age Pension every six months, and covers all costs such as meals, laundry and electricity.
The maximum Basic Daily Fee is currently $50.16
This is for your accommodation in the aged care facility. Some residents will have their accommodation costs met in full or part by the Commonwealth Government, while others will need to pay the accommodation price agreed with the aged care facility. The Department of Human Services (Centrelink) will advise you which applies to you based on an assessment of your income and assets.
The accommodation payment can be made by way of a Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) or a Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP), or a combination of both. The RAD is a lump sum contribution towards the cost of accommodation. The RAD is refundable to the resident or Estate on departure subject to any deductions such as DAP, Means-Tested Care Fee or any other costs which may be payable. The RAD is guaranteed under the Aged Care Act, 1997 (Commonwealth).
The DAP is a payment option for residents who may not want or be able to pay the RAD. The DAP is calculated using the Commonwealth Government’s Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR). As at 1st July 2018, the MPIR rate was 5.96%. This rate is levied on any unpaid RAD and will be payable for the duration of the stay unless a RAD is provided.