Aged care bond return

YOURLifeChoices member Merryle would like to know if she is entitled to have her aged care bond returned should she choose to leave the facility.

Q. Merryle
When you pay a bond to an aged care home will you get it back if you decide to move homes or will it go to your estate if you die?

A. You will get your aged care bond back should you leave the facility, however, the facility can retain some of this bond. I suggest you read the section on YOURLifeChoices aged care subsite which deals with the cost of aged care. Here you can find out how much bond you may have to pay, when it is to be paid and what happens when your bond is returned. You can access the section by clicking the link below.