The Esperance Shire Council agreed to adopt a $400 exit fee for clients no longer in need of Esperance Home Care services.
The introduction of the Consumer Directed Care within the aged care sector on February 27 means service providers can apply for an exit amount to client accounts when the service is no longer required.
The change means clients would receive funding packages directly from the government rather than packages being allocated to aged care providers.
During the council meeting on Tuesday, February 27, director external services Terry Sargent said the exit fee was intended to cover administration costs when clients leave the service.
He said the fee would be reviewed as there was currently no way to accurately predict exit costs.
Mr Sargent said no money would be taken from clients.
The fee will be deducted from unspent money in their package.
The rest would be returned to the government and clients would receive any prepaid contribution.
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