Judy Little 005Mary Cecelia Hart Court offers private rooms with en suites, which residents are able to personalise with small items of furniture and keepsakes. Management and Staff do not take responsibility for any personal items, therefore residents are advised to arrange personal insurance cover for any items of value e.g. jewellery or electrical equipment. All rooms have built-in wardrobes and cupboards and reverse cycle air conditioning. Some have direct access to outside courtyards while others have views of the landscaped gardens.Residents have access to homely lounge areas and large and smaller dining rooms. There are also rooms available for residents to share a special occasion or a meal with family or friends.

Eligibility

Before you can enter an aged care residence you must be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) to determine your eligibility for high or low level residential care. Your application cannot be considered without an ACAT approval. Your doctor can provide you with a referral to the nearest ACAT.

82Fees and Charges

Navigating through and understanding the different types of fees charged for aged care can be a complicated and confusing process, which is why Boneham Aged Care Services recommends you speak to a financial advisor before entering permanent residential aged care.  Below are some brief explanations of fees you may be asked to pay.

The Basic Daily Care Fee
A basic daily fee is used to contribute towards your day-to-day living costs such as meals, cleaning, laundry, heating and cooling. It is part of the overall fees you can be asked to pay towards your care. Everyone pays this basic daily care fee.

Means tested fee
Depending on your level of assets and income, you may be asked to pay a means tested fee to supplement government subsidies we receive on behalf of looking after you.  The department of social services will inform you of the care contribution you may need to pay. Annual and lifetime caps are applicable to means tested fees.

New Image 10Accommodation Deposit
You will be asked to make an accommodation payment to contribute to the cost of your accommodation if your assets are more than a certain amount. Before you sign the residential care service agreement we will speak with you on the agreed amount. The maximum amount a resident could be asked to pay is $380,000*.

Accommodation Payment
Residents have a choice between making an accommodation deposit or an accommodation payment. Accommodation payments are made in lieu of accommodation deposits and are based on a fixed interest rate on the balance of accommodation deposit outstanding. The maximum daily payment a resident could be asked to pay is $63.92*.

Combination Payment
A combination payment consists of part accommodation deposit and part accommodation payment. For example, a 50% combination payment on the maximum accommodation deposit of $380,000 would mean a lump sum deposit of $190,000 with an accommodation payment of $31.96*.

For further information please refer to the following link:
www.myagedcare.gov.au or telephone 1800 200 422.
or contact Boneham Aged Care Services

* as at 01 January 2016