My Aged Care has been established by the Australian Government to help you navigate the aged care system. My Aged Care is part of the Australian Government’s changes to the aged care system which have been designed to give people more choice, more control and easier access to a full range of aged care services.
My Aged Care can help you find information about the services you need and what you need to do to receive them.
Residential aged care is for older people who, for a variety of reasons, can no longer live at home. Australia’s aged care system aims to ensure that all older people receive support and quality care when they need it. Living or staying in an aged care home is all about making sure that you receive the care that you need, whether you just need help with day to day tasks, assistance with personal care or 24-hour nursing support.
Peninsula Villages is an approved Australian Government aged care facility and support provider.
How much you could be asked to pay towards your accommodation costs will depend on your financial situation. You may be asked to pay only part of or no accommodation costs.
Before moving into our facility, the Australian Government will conduct an assessment of your income and assets. They will then advise what you will be asked to pay towards your accommodation costs, and if so how much. If you are required to pay for your accommodation, you will now have greater choice in how you pay.
You can use a:
- lump-sum payment, called a ‘refundable accommodation deposit’ (RAD)
- regular rental-type payment called a ‘daily accommodation payment’ (DAP), or
- a combination of both.
For a summary of the current My Aged Care costs for Peninsula Villages’ three aged care facilities – Pam Palmer House (PPH), Don Leggett House (DLH) and Jack Aldous House (JAH), click here.
For more information on My Aged Care click here to visit the My Aged Care website.