This definition applies to all payments.
This term is defined in the Aged Care Act 1997. An accommodation charge is a daily amount a person requiring high care may be asked to pay to an approved provider when they enter a residential care service (1.1.R.220) through which high level care is, or is to be provided.
A charge can only be levied by an aged care home that is certified as meeting minimum building and care standards.
The charge is determined by the value of the resident's assets, and is applied by the DoHA or the aged care provider.
Act reference: Aged Care Act 1997
Last reviewed: 10 August 2012