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Nursing home patient in a hospital


A patient may be classed as a nursing home patient in a hospital bed either awaiting placement to an approved nursing home or there long term as there is no appropriate local nursing home accommodation (i.e. a remote locality).  These persons will still be eligible for rent assistance in respect of any money paid for their accommodation.  As they are not in approved residential care, they will not be subject to any of the aged care reform changes.