These fees are very straightforward to understand. Extra services Fees can be compulsory or optional dependent on the facility.
Some facilities will charge an Extra Services Fee for additional items that are optional such as
•Glass of wine with evening meal
•Phone in room
•Higher quality meals
These fees would be added as a per day charge. Residents may have a choice of individual additional services, or they may be packaged.
This can add a considerable amount to the overall fees payable and it must be realised that in many cases it can be a negotiable cost.
Whilst they may make aged care fees higher, they also may add a better quality of life in the way of a more enjoyable experience in an elderly person's last period of their life.