Aged Care Assessment Service
The Aged Care Assessment Team provides aged care assessment service or Elderly care assessment service for people who may need to access:
- Australian Government Funded Aged Care Services including approval for Community Aged Care Packages (CACP), Aged care facilities, aged care nursing services, Aged care facility, home care facility in Canberra.
- Extended Aged Care at Home packages (EACH) and/or Residential care (both permanent and/or respite) in Residential Aged Care facilities (Nursing Homes and Hostels) and other programs currently being offered.
Important facts about Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)
ACAT is not a crisis service. Aged care assessment team is there to make an assessment about eligibility.
It may be helpful if a family member/carer can attend the assessment, particularly if they have Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA).
A list of current medications and any medical documents showing diagnosis or diseases is helpful and Enduring Power Of Attorney document if applicable.
- Our target population is frail older persons 70 years and over (50 years if Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander). Persons outside this target group may also be eligible for services – please contact us to clarify.
- Assessment location must be within the ACT.
- All persons should be medically stable.
- As a minimum requirement, the person would require the level of care that is available in a “low level” hostel type environment at the time of the referral or within the next 12 months.
Referral to this service is via the Community Health Intake Line on 6207 9977. Referrals are then prioritised by the ACAT team according to the care needs of the client. Non-urgent clients are placed on the waiting list and will be contacted by an assessor to arrange an appointment time as they become available.