Entry into McLean Care® Residential
To enter McLean care® you need an assessment called ACAT Assessment. This assessment lets us know what type of care you or your loved one may require and allows us to claim government funding to reduce your fees. Aged care assessments are conducted by local ACAT teams and your GP can assist with arranging an assessment.
To establish the fees you may be asked to pay, your income and assets will be taken into account. You may be asked to pay one or more of the following fees:
A Basic Daily Fee: This covers living costs such as meals, power and laundry. For some people this is the only fee they are required to pay. Current fee information is available on the My Aged Care website: http://www.myagedcare.gov.au/considering-aged-care-home/fees-and-charges or by contacting us on 0267217300.A Means - Tested Care Fee: This is an additional contribution towards the cost of care that some people may be required to pay. The Department of Human Services will work out if you are required to pay this fee based on an assessment of your income and assets, and will advise you of the amount.
The maximum accommodation payment can be paid as:
• A Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) of $340,000.
• A Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) of $53.65.
• A combination of a RAD and a DAP, for example;
o A 31 % RAD (deposit) of $100,000 plus a 69% DAP of $37.87.
• A RAD with a draw down, for example;
o A RAD of $100,000 with a monthly draw down of a $37.87 DAP with draw down amounts charged at a percentage of 5.76%p.a.
Residents can choose to pay for their accommodation by a refundable deposit, a daily payment, or a combination of both.
A refundable deposit is paid as a lump sum amount. A daily payment accrues daily is paid monthly. A daily payment drawn from a refundable deposit will accrue daily and be drawn monthly from the deposit. A combination payment includes both a partial lump sum and daily payments.
If you believe that you will face financial hardship in paying for your aged care costs, you can ask for financial hardship assistance.
Further information on accommodation payments can be found on the My Aged Care website
Income and assessment forms can be found on the governments website:
Talk with us on 0267217300 to establish the payment arrangements that work best for you and your family. Fees and charges are payable fortnightly and in advance.
A direct debit arrangement where fees are deducted fortnightly from a nominated bank account is the preferred method of payment. McLean Care™ also accepts cheques.
“I write on behalf of my sister, brother and myself to thank you and your wonderful staff for their caring, assistance, and compassion they had shown our mother, Doris (Betty) Ison, prior to her recent passing.
Thank you and best wishes.”