Rethink can provide advice and support on the costs to move into residential care, including but not limited to:

  • Provide guidance on the impact of retaining, selling or renting the former home.

  • Provide education around the types of fees that care recipients will be expected to pay, including:

    • Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)/Daily Accommodation payment (DAP) if care recipient is assessed as fee paying

    • Refundable Accommodation Contribution (RAC)/Daily Accommodation Contribution (DAC) if care recipient is assessed as fully/partially supported.

    • Basic Daily Care Fee (BDCF)

    • Means Tested Fee (MTF)

    • Extra Services Fee

  • Provide cashflow advice on how to fund care costs and how to fund shortfalls, if any.

  • Advice around how to best structure assets and income to provide a favourable Centrelink/Department of Human Services assessment.

  • Assist in organising an ACAT assessment, if not already completed.

Immediate appointment required?

How do I know if I need to meet with you immediately?

  • A loved one going into or is already in hospital and it looks like they will need to move into an Aged Care facility post their hospital visit.

  • You are already planning a move into an Aged Care facility (for you or a loved one) but are finding the process confusing and it’s beginning to get overwhelming.

  • Your health, or the health of a loved one, has declined and you are not sure where to start but need urgent advice and assistance to get it sorted quickly.


Mobile 0428 561 276

Office 02 4962 4440

I would like to know more

We hold a number of small group information sessions throughout the year to support carers facing the increasing Aged Care needs of a family member or loved one. These loved ones are commonly moving into the phase of life where they need strategic advice before they start looking to sell assets, or deciding on a facility or home care option.

Even if you have already taken steps towards one of these options, there is great value in attending one of our sessions to better understand how your plans will fully impact your family members or loved ones.

Alternatively, if you feel the scheduled information sessions are too far away and need more clarity sooner, click ‘I need assistance now’ and connect with one of our Aged Care team.