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Portal to help you discover exact aged care costs

Western Australia's not for profit aged care and retirement living provider, Bethanie, has launched an interactive portal in aged care that allows people to discover the exact costs involved in purchasing their future home from Bethanie's 12 care facility villages.
Christopher How, Bethanie chief executive, says the new Bond Calculator program is a translucent indicator of what to expect when buying within Bethanie’s aged care facilities.
Christopher How, Bethanie chief executive, says the new Bond Calculator program is a translucent indicator of what to expect when buying within Bethanie’s aged care facilities.

The program was launched in response to the new Department of Social Services’ Aged Care Provider Legislation that came into effect on 19 May 2014 requiring aged care providers in Australia to advertise their allocated bond payment with each unit for sale.

Bethanie saw an opportunity to generate an interactive program on their website, which will open up new and sophisticated ways of providing information to potential and existing clients.

Christopher How, Bethanie chief executive, said: “Our seniors today are much more tech savvy than ever before. So, the team at Bethanie are thrilled to be bringing the latest technology to aid in our future clients’ buying decision”.

Mr How added that the program had been designed to function as an easy to use, translucent indicator of what to expect when buying within Bethanie’s aged care facilities.

The program allows over 55s seeking information on prices associated with aged care facilities at Bethanie to calculate their Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) payment options, and therefore, their Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) through a virtual Bond Calculator.

This is reportedly the first time such technology has been used in conjunction with an interactive map by any aged care provider in WA, meaning Bethanie is not only launching this system to their existing and potential clients, they are also launching it to the entire aged care community of WA.

To trial the Bond Calculator on the Bethanie website, log on and browse the various aged care facilities’ interactive maps to view specific prices.

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