We offer assessment information advice and assistance to older people who want to remain at home, or who are thinking about moving into residential care. We inform people about their choices and aged care services and help them and their carer to obtain the care and support services they need.
The Aged Care Assessment Program (ACAP) is jointly funded by the Commonwealth Government and the States and Territories. Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACATs) are required to conduct a holistic assessment of the clients care needs - taking into account the physical, medical, psychiatric and social needs of frail older people, including their rehabilitation potential - in order to help them choose the most appropriate services to meet their needs.
Assessment and approval by an ACAT is mandatory for admission to residential care and residential respite care, and to receive assistance from Community Aged Care Packages (CACPs) or a range of flexible care options including:
Extended Aged Care in the Home (EACH) packages
Extended Aged Care in the Home Dementia (EACH Dementia) packages and Transition Care.
ACATs also refer people to community services.