If you’re thinking about moving in to residential care, the first step is to have your needs assessed. A member of an ACAT (Aged Care Assessment Team) will meet with you to discuss your current needs and to help you work out what options are available to you.
Undergoing an assessment does not mean you are obliged to enter residential care – it is merely the first step in identifying what your needs are and how they might be met. We encourage a family member or friend to be present during the assessment – it’s always good to have someone close to you to talk things through.
Your doctor can help you arrange an assessment – or you can arrange one yourself by contacting an Aged Care Assessment Team in your area – call 1300 22 44 77 for more details
After the Assessment
Following the assessment, you will receive a letter to let you know if you are eligible for Australian Government subsidised aged care services. The letter will advise what sort of services you’re eligible for, and why.
With this letter in hand, you should contact ACH Group’s Residential Admissions Team on (08) 8159 3530 to discuss your options – at this time you can request an application pack. You can also download an application pack below which you can print, or you can use the form below to request that an application pack be sent to you. Once you have returned the completed application, one of our staff will contact you to advise that they have received it and discuss next steps. Depending on room availability you may be placed on a waiting list.