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Check your contract: Aged-care 'premium' rates warning | ODT

A woman refunded after an aged-care facility unlawfully charged for her husband's "premium" room believes other Kiwis will be owed thousands of dollars.

Consumer NZ has fielded similar complaints about the extra charges and is concerned costly premium rooms are being misrepresented.

And the Commission for Financial Capability will investigate after a surge in the number of elderly surprised by financial fish hooks relating to the move from a retirement village unit to rest-home care.

So-called "premium" rest-home and aged-care rooms can range in cost from $50 to more than $400 a week for extras such as an en suite or garden access.
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