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Anyone seeking admission to Touriandi Lodge, either for respite or permanent admission, must undergo an ACAT assessment to see if they are eligible to receive care at our facility.  An ACAT assessor will discuss with you your current situation and care needs before approving you for care.  Once approved you will receive written notification of your approval which will contain a referral number.  Please provide a copy of this when discussing your entry to Touriandi with our Facility Manager.

Further information on booking and receiving an ACAT assessment can be found at the My Aged Care Website by clicking the button below. 


Once you have received your ACAT assessment it is time to make an appointment with our Manager to discuss your admission to Touriandi. You will be provided with an Entry pack that will contain paperwork required for you to complete.  


It is recommended that you review your Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardian prior to admission to ensure that you have measures in place should you at any time be unable to make your own decisions regarding your care etc.  We also suggest that you discuss your Advanced Care Plan with your family to ensure that everyone is aware of your wishes in regards to your care.

This is never an easy discussion, but helps to make sure that your family are aware of your wishes.  Our clinical staff are able to assist with the finer details of an Advanced Care Plan if needed.  More information on Advanced Care Plans can be found at the following link:


In order to calculate what fees you will be charged you will need an Income and Means Assessment with Centrelink.  There are different forms depending on whether you receive a pension, or if you are a self funded retiree.  It is also beneficial if this can be completed prior to admission, but not essential.  More information on Income and Means Assessments can be found at:


As of 1 July 2014, there is a new costing structure for aged care, providing three options of payment for accommodation. Above this, there is a Rental Fee - or Basic Daily Fee. (see below)


Basic Fee:

​All residents in Aged Care Facilities are charged what is called the Basic Daily Fee.  This is calculated as 85% of the Aged Pension.  This fee is adjusted by the Government twice yearly in March and September.

Means Tested Care Fee:

This is an additional contribution towards the cost of care that some people may be required to pay. The Department of Human Services will work out if you are required to pay this fee based on an assessment of your income and assets, and will advise you of the amount.

Refundable Accommodation Deposit

Depending on your Income and Assets Assessment you may be required to pay what is known as a RAD (Refundable Accommodation Deposit - previously known as a bond) or a DAP (Daily Accommodation Payment - previously known as the accommodation charge), or a combination of both RAD & DAP.

Should you be required to pay the Refundable Deposit you will have three options;

  1. RAD: A refundable deposit paid as a lump sum amount. The maximum refundable accommodation deposit at Touriandi Lodge is $290,000. 

  2. DAP: A daily payment accrued daily and paid periodically, for e.g. monthly. The daily payment is set by the Australian Government and will be advised at the time of assessment by the Department of Human Services.

  3. Combination: Includes both a partial lump sum and a daily payment.  For example: RAD payment of $150,000 balance of DAP would be $30.30 per day.

Terms and Conditions (RAD & DAP):​

For further information you can visit the My Aged Care website link above, there is also a fee estimator available at:



Residents should factor in other costs they are likely to incur, which are outside of the responsibility of Touriandi Lodge, such as:

  • Pharmaceutical Costs

  • Phone Bills

  • Travel Fees outside of Bingara

  • External services e.g hairdresser


There is Respite available at Touriandi Lodge. Respite care provides short term support for people living in the community and their carers. It may be for a few hours, a day (day respite) or even weeks. Applicants for respite are required to have a current assessment form from the Aged Care Assessment Team.

Everyone pays a basic daily fee for day-to-day services. The basic daily fee for a respite resident is set by the government at 85% of the single basic age pension. The government updates this fee on 20 March and 20 September each year, in line with increases to the age pension.


No accommodation bond is required for respite care. Each person is eligible for a total of 63 days of respite in any financial year. Respite care is designed to give the client and the carers in the community a break for short periods.  It also offers prospective residents an opportunity to experience communal living before making a final decision regarding entering the facility

Touriandi offer day respite for a small fee of $30 per day (including lunch).  

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