- Mobile homes in residential parks
- Granny flat arrangements
- Retirement village units
- Accommodation in aged care facilities
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It is essential to obtain proper legal advice before you enter a granny flat arrangement. It is necessary to consider any Centrelink entitlements you may receive, as well as consider your succession documents. In relation to retirement village units, did you know that there are several ways for individuals to own or occupy retirement village units?
Before you enter an aged care facility, you may be eligible for services in your home, such as home and community care packages and home care packages.
However, if your Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) requires you to enter aged care, the Commonwealth Government will regulate your accommodation. The Aged Care Act and Aged Care Principles have been reformed and apply to any person entering an Aged Care Facility after 1 July 2014.
Now that the costs of entering an aged care facility have a means-tested component, notwithstanding that there are lifetime caps to the means-tested payments, it is important to obtain proper legal advice as the calculation of aged care costs can be complicated. You may also be able to obtain advice about your succession planning and ownership of your assets before you complete an asset assessment form.
There is a standard retirement village contract but retirement villages do not all act in the same way and do not offer you the same security for your money. If you would like advice about moving into or exiting a retirement village, contact us today.