- Life stages
- Child health
- Health of older people
- Palliative care
Long-term residential care
Legislation related to long-term residential care has been amended in two Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Acts (2004 and 2006).
This section provides information about these amendments and general information about entering long-term residential care.
In this section
- Questions and answers on long-term residential care. Read more
- Information on the steps for entering long-term residential care, including needs assessment, financial means assessment and residential-care subsidies and loans. Read more
- The national aged residential contract covers rest-home, dementia and geriatric hospital-level care delivered in a residential-care setting. The contract ensures that there is a national standard of services that are provided to residents in long-term residential care. Read more
- A financial means assessment looks at the assets and income and any gifting by the person to assess if the person is eligible for Government funding (the residential care subsidy) and/or what the person is liable to pay for the cost of their care. Read more
- People whose assets are over the relevant applicable asset threshold in the Act and who own a home may apply for a residential-care loan to pay for their residential-care costs. Read more
- Work and Income are responsible for income and asset testing people who apply for a Residential Care Subsidy. Read more
- The ‘maximum contribution’ is the maximum weekly amount that any resident assessed as requiring care may be required to pay for contracted residential-care services provided in that region. Read more