Residential care additional guidance

Page last updated: 28 July 2017

Residential care services provide accommodation and support for people who can no longer live at home. These links provide more information about income and assets testing, and entry into an aged care home.

The aged care assets test - gifted assets and income streams
Information about the treatment of Gifted assets and Income Streams under the pension assets test.

Income and assets assessment for aged care home costs
Information about assets assessments for entry into permanent residential aged care.

Means-tested care fees in aged care homes
Information on additional contributions towards the cost of care someone may be required to pay in residential care.

Transitional Care
Information on changes to provisionally allocated places and transitional arrangements.

Additional guidance - care and services in aged care homes
This guide has been prepared to assist approved providers to understand your care responsibilities toward residential aged care recipients and to provide guidance about how Department of Health decision makers may apply relevant legislation.

Charging fees for additional care and services in residential aged care, including 'capital refurbishment' type fees
Additional information to assist providers understand their responsibilities toward residents’ when charging additional fees – such as capital refurbishment fees.

Five Steps to Entry into an Aged Care Home
To help consumers with the transition into an aged care home, the booklet gives a good overview from assessing eligibility to living in an aged care home.

Charter of care recipients’ rights and responsibilities – residential care
A document outlining care recipients’ rights and responsibilities receiving aged care services provided in residential care.

Care and Services in Aged Care Homes - Additional Information for Approved Providers
Further advice to the sector on specified care and services in residential aged care facilities.