How much does an aged care bed cost to provide? $105,000 or $170,000?

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Respected international accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has issued a report on forecast costs of an aged care bed looking forward to 2020. On average they calculate it will cost $170,000 per bed to build the infrastructure for one bed. This compares to the government estimate of $105,000, or 38% less. The report was commissioned by the Aged Care Industry Council.