Description

Aged Care Assessment Services (ACAS) provide teams who help frail older people and their carers to work out what kind of care will best meet their needs. This might be help at home (such as a walking frame, nursing care or help with meals or home maintenance) or moving into an aged care facility. These teams can include healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses, social workers and physiotherapists.

Services provided

  • Conduct medically-based assessments for those needing help at home or placement into a residential aged care facility

Eligibility

Available to all frail older people.
People aged under 65 years will usually require an assessment for eligibility for Disability Services first.

How to access

Call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422

Visit My Aged Care


National relay service is available to help hearing or speech impaired callers. For:

  • TTY users, call 1800 555 677, then ask for 1800 200 422
  • Speak and Listen users, call 1800 555 727, then ask for 1800 200 422
  • Internet relay users, connect to the National Relay Service then ask for 1800 200 422.

The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is available (24 hours, 7 days) for callers who speak other languages. Call 131 450.

Hours

Monday to Friday, 8 am – 8pm
Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm

Costs

ACAS assessments are free.
Calls to My Aged Care are free from landlines.
Calls from mobile phones may be charged at a higher rate.

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