The information regarding fees can seem confusing and here at the Good Shepherd Home we have a dedicated admissions team to assist you through the process.  Please contact us on (07) 4772 9900 for a personal appointment about your individual situation. 

The Australian Government can financially assist those looking to move to The Good Shepherd Home, based on an assessment of your income and assets by the Department of Human Services (Centrelink).  You can find out more information regarding aged care fees by going to the My Aged Care website: www.myagedcare.gov.au/

You can also use the My Aged Care Residential Care Fee Estimator tool to help calculate expected fees and charges.  Please use this link:  www.myagedcare.gov.au/fee-estimator/residential-care/form

Basic Daily Fee

As of September 20th 2021, the basic daily fee is $53.56.  This fee contributes towards the day-to-day living costs such as meals, cleaning, and laundry, heating and cooling. Everyone entering an aged care home will be asked to pay this fee.

Means-tested Care Fee

This is an additional contribution towards the cost of care that some people may be required to pay. The Australian Government’s Department of Human Services (Centrelink) will advise if a resident is required to pay this fee. The fee is based on an assessment of your income and assets.

Accommodation Payment

The daily accommodation payment is for your accommodation in the Home. Some people will have their accommodation costs met in full or in part by the Australian Government. This cost also varies depending on the level of care assessed and the choice of accommodation at the Home.

Additional fees may apply if you choose a higher standard of accommodation or additional services. Our range of accommodation options is available to view in the First Class Facilities tab, or please contact us for more information.

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