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Aged care room options and their costs


There are three types of rooms in care facilities, each have different features and fees. Typically, you will pay more for a larger room with extra features. Some facilities have just one type of room, and others will have a mixture of all three, so it’s best to check with the manager what options are available.


Standard Rooms
These are regular rooms that carry no additional costs on top of the Daily Care Fee. 


Premium Rooms
Bigger rooms or rooms with extra features, such as an ensuite bathroom or outdoor access, often have a Premium Accommodation Charge (PAC). This is an additional fee that you pay on top of your Daily Care Fee. The PAC amount depends on the room features and varies from facility to facility. 


Care Suites
Our Care Suites offer a luxury option for those requiring Rest Home and Hospital level care, each Care Suite has its own ensuite, kitchenette and lounge area. Care Suites are purchased under an Occupation Right Agreement (ORA), which means you pay an upfront capital sum to secure the room. You will still need to pay a Daily Care Fee in a Care Suite, but you will not have to pay a Premium Accommodation Charge. Find out more about Care Suite costs.


  Standard Room Premium Room Care Suite

Room Features










No extra features









One or more of the following: 

- Larger room
- Private toilet
- Full ensuite 
- Courtyard access etc.





All have: 
- Full private ensuite 
- Kitchenette
- Lounge area 

Some have: 
- Patio or balcony
- Separate bedroom


For Rest Home & Hospital care, no need to move if needs increase.

Pays DHB set Care Fees Yes Yes Yes
Pays Premium Accommodation Charge No Yes No
Occupation Right Agreement (Buy in) No No Yes






Looking for more information?

You might be interested in these pages:

How much does aged care cost and who pays for aged care?

What’s covered by the Daily Care Fee?
Residential Care Subsidy 


Or contact the manager of your local Oceania Rest Home 


The Ministry of Health website and WINZ website also have helpful information.

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