What is a resident agreement?Aged care legal agreements
After being offered a place in an aged care home (nursing home) you need to complete some paperwork, to confirm that you understand and accept the terms of moving in. This paper work includes a Resident Agreement which everyone has to sign and possibly an Accommodation Agreementwhich you only sign if you are contributing to the cost of your accommodation.
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Depending on the aged care home, you may be offered:
- two separate agreement documents
- a single Resident Agreement that also incorporates the Accommodation Agreement
- a choice to have a single agreement or two separate agreements
Whether you sign one combined agreement or two separate agreements will affect how how much time you have to sign the agreement.