A Reverse Mortgage to fund Aged Care


In 2014 the Living Longer, Living Better reforms were introduced by government to improve the accessibility, sustainability, and quality of Aged Care in Australia. However, there is a downside for consumers: higher nursing home costs. Nowadays, if you have a family member going into Aged Care, you may confront several fee layers:

  • Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)
  • Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)
  • Means-tested daily fee
  • Daily care fee

The RAD is often the most difficult to pay. It’s an upfront lump sum payment to the aged care facility, and families are often shocked to find they may need to raise between $300,000 and $500,000, and even more in some areas.

Most people think selling the family home is the only option. This can be a distressing outcome for the family. However, in many cases the house can be retained by using a Reverse Mortgage loan to fund Aged Care entry costs.

Pay for your Aged Care accommodation with a reverse mortgage from Heartland

If you or an elderly family member have limited available cash to pay for a RAD or other aged care fees, it is now possible to avoid selling the home.

Heartland Seniors Finance has developed the solution you need.

Depending on age, a Heartland Reverse Mortgage ‘Aged Care Option’ can release as much as 45 per cent of the home value and is one of the few specialist Aged Care Reverse Mortgage loan products available in Australia that can offer an important funding alternative to the elderly and their families.

With flexible terms, no need for regular repayments, and other benefits to consider such as a potentially lower impact on the aged pension (compared to selling the house to pay for Aged Care costs), our Aged Care Reverse Mortgage product may save you and the family a substantial sum over time*.

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Benefits of obtaining an Aged Care Reverse Mortgage from Heartland:

Minimal income requirements to qualify

Government aged pension or superannuation is sufficient.

Flexible cash flow

Tell us how much you need for your RAD, and you may be able to set up a regular advance and/or cash reserve that you can use for other care expenses.

No need to sell your home

You retain ownership of your home, providing breathing space to make future decisions.

No regular repayments required

However you can make repayments if you wish without penalties. The debt is ultimately repaid from the future sale of your property, once you decide to sell or after you have passed away.

For the fourth consecutive year, we are proud to be awarded Money magazine’s Best Reverse Mortgage product.

96% of customers were likely or highly likely to recommend Heartland to friends and family, and 94% would recommend taking out a reverse mortgage.
Heartland Customer Survey, January 2018

About Heartland Seniors Finance

Since 2004, Heartland Seniors Finance has helped over 15,000 senior Australians release the equity in their home to fund a better lifestyle in retirement with our reverse mortgage.

Being a specialist non-bank lender, Heartland understands the needs of senior Australians and offers an award-winning, market leading product. With a broad criteria, flexible product, and considerable customer protection, Heartland is Australia’s leading reverse mortgage provider.

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