Will the new fee arrangements affect existing care recipients?
The changes to fees only apply to people entering aged care on or after 1 July 2014. In residential care, continuing residents will remain under their current fee arrangements unless they leave care for more than 28 days or move to a new facility and elect to be covered by the new arrangements.
The fees that apply to existing pre 1 July 2014 home care recipients are unchanged from current arrangements. When changing from home care to residential care, the new payment arrangements will then apply.