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Negotiation of Residential Aged Care Fees and Charges

Aged care bond facts for: 2009 - 2010

As at 30 June 2010, approved aged care providers held more than $10.6 BILLION in bonds on behalf of aged-care residents in tax-payer subsidised residential aged care homes.

Accommodation bonds are continuing to grow on average of 20% per year. The average total bond holding held by an individual approved aged care provider is $11.2 Million (2009/2010)

The total value of accommodation bonds held by approved providers has more than doubled since 2004 - 2005, equating to an average increase of 20 per cent per annum - Building Costs have not doubled in this same period of time.

What the Minister of Ageing says ...

"For many older Australians, the price they pay to enter care is based on how much money they have in their pockets, rather than a reflection of the true cost of care, and value for money,"
Minister of Ageing (Mr Mark Butler) - April 2012.

Like to read some general rules about accommodation bonds?

In the event that the care recipient has been placed into an aged care home prior to financial arrangements being agreed or finalised with the aged care provider, the family can choose to employ our bond negotiation specialist to negotiate the accommodation bond or extra service fees with the aged care provider.

Our "Accommodation Bond Negotiation" service has been designed for families who have already selected the aged care home but have not yet agreed on the relevant accommodation fees or extra service fees with the aged care provider.

Many families are unaware that "you are not required to tell an aged care provider the result (of the asset assessment) when negotiating an accommodation bond unless you choose to."

Many families do not wish to directly negotiate fees with aged care providers when the subject of those fees involves a cherished loved one.

By employing our accommodation bond specialist, our family clients remove themselves from this activity but consequently secure a more appropriate financial outcome.

An experienced accommodation bond specialist can work with you and can describe various strategies that have been found useful when negotiating fees with the aged care provider.

The benefit of our bond negotiation service is that it assists the family to reduce the cost of residential aged care.

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Recent Testimonials

We just received notification from Seaviews Manor that they will take John and Jean with a very reasonable incoming bond for him. We have accepted their offer of accommodation and will pick up the paperwork tomorrow. Thankyou so much for your assistance in this matter. We could not be happier with the outcome. Mrs C Boehm (Jan 2014)
I must say how delighted we are with the aged care home, it is so wonderful. Mother is extremely happy and Brian and I are so impressed with the care. We cant thank you enough for all your help, its been wonderful and we really wouldnt be in this position now without you. I can return interstate to my own home with a much lighter heart confident in mothers care and happiness. Sincere thanks and all the best Mrs L Connell (Sept 13)
Thanks for your help with everything - you take that burden off people's shoulders just by knowing the ins & outs of the industry that most of us are never exposed to. To bounce off someone 'that knows' is more help than you realise. Mrs S Bell (Apr 13)
Thank you for finding me such a great place. I'm settling in well and Allen told me that you were a lot of help in finding this home for me - regards Mrs Y. Smith (Mar 13)
Thank you for all your help - it has certainly made navigating all the paperwork easier. I consider myself fortunate having worked in aged care and have some idea of where to start - pity help other families who do not have a clue. Mrs L. Webb (Jan 13)
Just a note to say a big thank you for all of the effort you put in on my behalf. I am delighted with the result (Accommodation Bond Negotiation) D W Letcher (Nov 12)
Thanks. Mum has been in the aged care facility now for nearly 2 weeks, time goes quickly!! Im still very pleased with the facility, the staff are very nice, and it is good to be able to visit more regularly as it is only 10 mins from home. The single room is just what I was hoping for, and we have started making it more homely with a nice coloured doona and pictures, and some of mums trinkets put in place. My eldest son called in the other day and he was so pleased and said it felt bright and friendly with the nice central gardens in the middle It made him happy knowing his grandma was in a much nicer place than the previous aged care home. Cheers. Stephen M. (Aug 12)

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