Care categories | Compensation and Support Reference Library, Departmental Instructions, 1998, C12/1998 AGED CARE REFORMS , OVERVIEW OF THE REFORMS

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There are 8 different categories of care. Categories 1 - 4 represent the higher levels of care currently provided in nursing homes. Categories 5 - 8 represent the lower levels of care currently provided in hostels.

Different levels of Commonwealth Government funding are paid for each category of care and this is an important factor in determining the daily fees the person may be required to pay.    More