To obtain admission to Fronditha’s residential care services you must first be assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Service. This service determines your eligibility and level of care you may require.
For information on how to contact Aged Care Assessment Services go to the My Aged Care website www.myagedcare.gov.au
Once you have been assessed as requiring residential care of community care packages you must apply to the relevant person at Fronditha Care.
All of Fronditha Care’s residential and community support services have long waiting lists. It is not possible to ascertain how long an applicant may have to wait before they are admitted. Allocation of vacant beds or other services are done on a needs basis after assessment by Fronditha Care.
The fees payable by elders for residential care services is set by Commonwealth government legislation and regulations. The exact amount an elder is required to pay is determined after assessment of their level of income and assets, by Centrelink.
The components of fees are:
For more information on fees go to the My Aged Care website- www.myagedcare.gov.au
A: The Commonwealth government under the Living Longer Better legislation, (Aged Care Act) requires that all eligible residents entering residential care will be required to pay a Refundable Accommodation Deposit. This is for your accommodation costs.
A Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) is an amount arranged between the resident and Fronditha Care. The RAD amount for each facility may vary and is advertised on the Fronditha Care website and the Government My Aged Care website (www.myagedcare.gov.au or on 1800 200 422). It is recommended that each client has a Centrelink Income and Assets assessment completed.
The following criteria are used to determine if you will pay a Refundable Accommodation Deposit.
-Residents paying a RAD must be left with a minimum of 2.5 times the annual pension, as at September 2015, this was $46,000 for a single and $92,000 for a couple.
Your home is not included in the asset figure if:
Residents’ may not be required to sell their home to pay a RAD. You can choose to pay from:
Aged Care Information Line 1800 200 422. Call this number is you wish to clarify any of the matters raised in relation to fees and charges. This is an independent helpline provided by the Commonwealth government.
Fronditha Care strongly encourages residents and their families to seek independent financial advice.
A: You can choose to pay RAD either in full as a lump sum or a regular monthly amount, called a Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP), or combined of both (a RAD & DAP).
The Daily Accommodation Payment is not a payment by instalment. It is not refundable, and will involve a monthly interest charge against the principal amount. the interest rate charge is determined by the Department of Human Services- called the maximum permissible interest rate (MPIR).
Each resident has 28 days after admission to inform the facility on which option they intend to pay the RAD.
To help you understand how the different payment methods work we have provided a number of examples.
Fronditha will be responsible for the maintenance of common garden areas. Tenants will be responsible for the garden within their own units.
Major maintenance will be the responsibility of Fronditha Care except when tenants have been responsible for any damage. Changing of light globes etc is the tenant’s responsibility.
Tenants are responsible for electricity, water, telephone and gas payments.
This also includes connection and disconnection fees.
Household insurance is the responsibility of the Tenant
Fronditha Care allows only one small pet e.g. Bird, fish, or cat –no dogs etc. Tenants must comply with all regulations related to the care of animals.