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).

Arcare Craigieburn Residents Embrace Spanish Language Classes

on Monday, January 21, 2019

A group of residents from Arcare Craigieburn have been learning Spanish together over the past six months. The Spanish-speaking residents in the community, who are from Spain, Argentina and Chile, have been working with Spanish teacher Danielle as assistant language teachers.

Calling Out the Stigma of Working in Aged Care

on Monday, January 21, 2019

With the number of people requiring some form of aged care set to double in Australia by the year 2050, we know the demand for aged care workers is growing rapidly.  However growth in the workforce is not keeping up with demand. 

Aged Care Royal Commission a Crucial Step Forward

on Friday, January 18, 2019

The Royal Commission is a crucial step forward in determining the full extent of problems in aged care and understanding the challenges and opportunities in delivering quality, sustainable aged care services now and into the future.

$15 Million Extra to Support Senior Australians to Live at Home

on Friday, January 18, 2019

The Australian Government is helping senior Australians stay in their own homes for longer, with an additional $15 million to support independent living.

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