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Residential care amount

Formerly known as the nursing home amount and can be determined in three ways.  It is the amount that:

(i) is determined as the resident contribution under the Health Insurance Act 1973 applying to nursing home type patients residing in a hospital;

(ii) is the equivalent of the maximum daily amount of fees worked out in the Aged Care Act 1997 for a person receiving a high (nursing home) level of residential aged care; or

(iii)is the equivalent to the standard resident contribution  worked out in the Aged Care Act 1997 in relation to ex-prisoners of war receiving high (nursing home) level residential aged care.Standard

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