Respite Aged Care Fees
Costs for respite care may vary depending on your circumstances and the kind of help you need. The Australian Government subsidises a range of aged care services in Australia. If your personal circumstances allow, it’s expected you’ll contribute towards the cost of your care if you can afford to do so.
Respite fees for a respite care recipient is set at 85% of the single basic Age Pension.
From 20 September 2017 to 19 March 2018, the single rate of the basic Age Pension is $814.00 per fortnight. 85% of the single rate of basic Age Pension is $691.90 per fortnight or $49.42 per day.