Care Costs

The financial side of Aged Care can easily become confusing. The multitude of terms and government processes to comply with can become overwhelming, so our role is to provide a clear, concise and current explanation of your options. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your situation with one of our friendly team members.

Refundable Accomodation Deposit (RAD)

A Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) is a lump sum accommodation payment that is assigned to every aged care room in Australia. This payment is fully refundable when you leave. If you decide not to pay RAD in full, you may choose to pay a smaller deposit combined with a Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP). Your DAP payment is adjusted based on the amount you are able to pay upfront. The more you are able to pay upfront will lower the amount of your DAP payment.

Basic Daily Fee

Residents are required to pay a basic daily fee which goes towards cleaning, meals, laundry and other day-to-day costs of living. The current government-set maximum daily fee for all residents is 85% of the basic single age pension. Your maximum basic daily fee will be confirmed by the Department of Human Services upon your entry to an Aged Care community such as Kintyre Lodge.

Means-Tested Fee (MTF)

If you are entering aged care on a permanent basis you may also be required to pay an additional contribution fee. This is a government fee which is based on testing your income and assets. There are annual and lifetime caps in place for this contribution.

Additional Service Fee

You may wish to access options from our Additional Optional Service Menu. This is a fee set by Kintyre Living, and is applicable for access to our suite of Premium Services. Please enquire about these services and the current fee during your appointment with one of our friendly consultants.

For further details on Kintyre Lodge, please visit https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/

COVID 19 Updates and Visitation Requirements

From Monday 11th October 2021

Please take note of the arrangements outlined below, which is subjected to change at short notice pending directions from state and federal public health advice.

  • Kintyre Lodge is permitted two visitors per day and visits must occur in resident’s room or in an outdoor area. The outdoor areas will need to be booked in advance with our receptionist. Visitors cannot enter resident communal areas such as lounge or dining rooms.
  • A dedicated Covid Marshal will be on site to assist you upon entry of the facility.
  • All visitors will need to provide evidence of their double dose of the Covid vaccination to the Covid Marshal.
  • All visits to occur between 9:00 am and 5:00pm – 7 days.
  • All visitors will be required to sign in with the QR code on entry to the facility.
  • All visitors will be subjected to a Rapid Antigen test by the Covid Marshal, and if results is deemed negative, you will be allowed to proceed with the visit.
  • All visitors must undertake a wellness check on arrival. Please be patient and maintain social distancing if you have to wait, while others complete the wellness check ahead of you.
  • All visitors are required to always wear a mask when visiting.
  • All visitors must wash their hands thoroughly before entering and leaving the facility or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • After signing in, please proceed directly to the room of the person you are visiting or outdoor location.
  • Please maintain social distancing, unless assisting with personal care, such as meals; do not stop to chat with others as you make your way to and from visiting your loved one.

Please DO NOT visit if you have recently been to any local, interstate or overseas venues, case locations or geographical areas of risk listed on the NSW HealthACT Health, or Queensland Health websites. Please check these websites for updated information before you visit.

 We will continue to consider visitation outside of the 9-5pm hours for compassionate or palliative care needs. This will continue to be approved by the Facility Manager.

We look forward to progressively welcoming families back into our facilities.

Should you have further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact me on :

(02) 6884 2500

0447 969 520

 Yours sincerely

Judith Muchirawehondo

Acting Facility Manager

Kintyre Lodge

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