In Aged Residential Care (ARC) facilities there may be ‘premium’ rooms, which are defined as having ‘additional features of a permanent or fixed nature’. For example, the room might have an en-suite, extra space, or garden access.


All ARC providers are required to post premium charges on their websites, and display them prominently. Smaller providers who do not have websites must publish their charges on a related website.


Charges for 'premium' rooms are negotiated between the care provider and the resident, and must be specified in the admission agreement (the Agreement between the resident and the facility). There is no public funding for premium room fees or additional services. ARC facilities may charge a resident for a 'premium' room, under certain conditions.


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