Search for your local ACAT/ACAS

If you need help living in your own home via a Home Care Package or are looking at the possibility of moving into a residential aged care home, you will need an assessment by an Aged Care Assessment Team – ACAT, or ACAS in Victoria.

These assessments are completely free and determine the level of care that is best suited to your needs. A member of an ACAT will discuss your current situation, what types of care services would be best stuited to your needs and determine whether you are eligible to receive government-subsidised aged care or home care services.

You will be required to go through an ACAT assessment if you:

A member of your local ACAT will make a time to meet with you to discuss your care needs. Once the assessment has been completed, the ACAT will be in contact with you to advise you of the services you are eligible to receive.

Click on your state below to search for your nearest ACAT/ACAS:

To organise an Aged Care Assessment, you'll need to register with My Aged Care by calling 1800 200 422.

You do not need an ACAT/ACAS assessment if you receive privately-funded (self-funded) aged care or home care services (care services that are not funded by the government).

Communicating with a person living with dementia this Easter

on Thursday, April 18, 2019

Whilst Easter is a happy time for most, holiday celebrations and family get-togethers can be a very stressful time for people living with dementia.  With that in mind, Dementia Australia has compiled some advice to help better communicate with a loved one living with dementia to improve their comfort and reduce their stress. 

Bring a Friend Along For Morning Tea At Bethanie Geneff Retirement Village

on Thursday, April 18, 2019

Bethanie, Western Australia’s most recognised not-for-profit aged care and retirement living provider is encouraging people to bring a friend along to Bethanie Geneff Retirement Villages’ Open Morning on Friday 3rd May for a chance to not only see what it’s like to live in these villas, but to get a feel for the relaxed and inclusive resident community.

Sharing the Joy of Ice Cream

on Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Support Service and Customer Service Manager Robert Cumberworth from Bethanie Elanora had the idea to build an ice cream cart to provide hydration to residents during the warmer months that would engage with them in a fun, nostalgic and sensory way. 

The Blenders Blow Residents Away At St Luke's Green Birthday Bash

on Wednesday, April 17, 2019

On Saturday, St Luke’s Green celebrated its second anniversary with a concert in St Luke’s church, followed by bubbly and birthday cake in the beautiful community areas. When you look at the tight-knit community who call St Luke’s Green home, it’s hard to believe that the little village has only been open for two years. The strong friendships and community spirit displayed on Saturday, prove why the village is firmly established as the most popular place for seniors in Woolloongabba.

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