There are three main types of short-term care: short-term restorative care (available to older people who have had a setback or decline in function at home), transition care (short-term care following a hospital stay), and respite care (which provides short-term support for carers).
None of these short-term care options is means tested but you may be asked to contribute to the cost.
How much you pay will depend upon the type of care you receive.
Documents and external links
Learn more about short-term care costs. These documents and websites offer help, strategies, and practical information. Brief descriptions are provided for each document or link.
Short-term care costs and fees
The My Aged Care website covers the types of fees for the three main types of short-term care: short-term restorative care, transition care, and respite care.