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Costs

If you are thinking of moving into a Freedom Care Community, there are a number of costs to consider:

  • The Purchase Price of Your Home
  • Weekly Fees
  • Deferred Management Fee (DMF)

Click through the tabs below to learn more about these costs.

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The Purchase Price of Your Home

When you purchase a Freedom property, you are purchasing a long-term lease that allows you to reside in your chosen unit or apartment. We don’t offer rental properties. Your Freedom Sales Consultant can explain this further.

Weekly Service Fees

Service Fees are weekly payments that contribute to the operating costs of a community.

Just like when you live outside a community, you need to pay for things like council rates, gardening, cleaning and so on. Service Fees cover things like utilities for communal areas, community management and administration, meal preparation (excluding food costs), cleaning of communal areas, and maintenance and transport services, such as the Freedom community bus*, to help you get around.

Weekly Meals Fee

Meal Fees are single weekly payments that are put towards buying wholesome and nutritious food for our residents.

Freedom Care Communities employ chefs to freshly prepare delicious meals for morning/afternoon tea, lunch and dinner. Friends and family are always welcome to join you.

Alternatively, you can use your own kitchen or kitchenette to prepare food to enjoy on your own or with friends and family.

Weekly Health and Lifestyle Fees

The health and well-being of residents is our number one priority. We know that each resident has varying care and support needs. That is why we tailor care and support according to each resident’s individual needs.

Each resident has an individual care plan prepared to meet their needs, identify any goals and help them continue their independence in our Freedom Communities. Residents pay a weekly fee to cover the costs of preparing and administering their care plans, and making the care services available at the community.

Residents at Freedom also enjoy the convenience of regular health assessments and an activities calendar that includes events and classes that are arranged by our friendly Freedom staff.

Deferred Management Fee (DMF)

The Deferred Management Fee (DMF) allows you to move into a Freedom Care Community and benefit from the communal facilities and management services. The fee is deferred and deducted when you sell your home, or transfer to another Aveo Retirement Community, Freedom Care Community, Serviced Apartment or Residential Aged Care living option.

The DMF, which is one of our main forms of income, is used to ensure we can continue to provide the level of lifestyle our residents enjoy now, and into the future.

To find out more about costs and funding options, please call 1800 073 604 to arrange an obligation-free appointment with one of our friendly Sales Consultants.

*Available at selected communities.

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