Aged Care Assessment Services (ACAS) are independent teams who assess the care needs of frail older people aged 70 years and over or 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Assessment teams are multi-disciplinary and can include health professionals such as medical officers, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists and physiotherapists. They conduct comprehensive assessments for those needing community services or aged care residential services. They assess for all restorative and potential care options. For an older person to access Commonwealth funded residential care, residential respite, Community Aged Care Packages (CACPs), Extended Aged Care in Home (EACH) Extended Care in Home Dementia (EACD D) or Consumer Directed Care (CDC) packages or flexible care – Transition Care program, they must first be assessed as eligible by an ACAS.