ACAT Assessment Perth | Guidance from Aged Care Advisers

ACAT Assessment Perth | Guidance from Aged Care Advisers

Structure & ACAT Assessment

At Perth Aged Care Financial Advisers, we know that every client’s situation is unique. That’s why we tailor our approach to you. Our financial advisers carefully evaluate each client’s circumstances, options, resources and feelings to provide the right solution.

We keep certain steps, including guidance regarding ACAT Assessments in Perth, consistent for all clients. This is a transparent, collaborative process to deliver the best results for every client. We break it down into the following steps:

  1. Give us a call.
  2. Tell us your needs and schedule an appointment.
  3. Have your initial consultation.
  4. Receive a quote.
  5. Submit necessary documents and information after accepting.
  6. Have your financial plan developed with different options.
  7. Have your second consultation to review and discuss the plan.
  8. Agree on the best way forward.

ACAT Assessment in Perth

The Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) helps determine the level of care you need. An ACAT Assessment provides a clearer picture of what services or facilities are suitable for you.

How do I get an ACAT Assessment in Perth?

If you need or think you need an ACAT Assessment, you should call My Aged Care to discuss. They’re your first point of call for accessing Australian Government-funded aged care services. After your phone call, you may be referred for an assessment to better understand your support needs.

Where is my ACAT Assessment done?

Assessments are done in person, at your own home. You don’t need to go anywhere. The assessor will call you to arrange a time to visit.

What kind of assessment will I get?

There are two types of assessment that work out your care needs and what types of care you may be eligible for. These are:

A home support assessment with a Regional Assessment Service (RAS)

If, from the information you’ve provided during the call, it sounds like you need low-level support to stay independent in your home, the contact centre may recommend a home support assessment with a RAS assessor. This type of support is provided through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.

A comprehensive assessment with an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)

If it sounds like you have care needs that are greater than what the Commonwealth Home Support Programme can support, a comprehensive assessment with an ACAT assessor may be recommended.

The types of care an ACAT can assess you for include:

  • Home Care Packages
  • short-term care options
  • aged care homes.

How should I prepare for my ACAT Assessment?

For an ACAT assessment, you should:

  • have your Medicare card and one other form of ID proof – such as a DVA card, driver’s license, healthcare card, or passport 
  • have a copy of any referrals from your doctor
  • consider if you would like a support person present
  • have any information you already have about aged care services that you may want to discuss
  • have contact details for your GP or other health professionals
  • consider if you need special assistance to communicate, such as a translator or Auslan interpreter
  • have information on any support you receive.

Contact Us for Help with the ACAT in Perth

If you need help navigating the ACAT in Perth or would like more information on our process, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Contact us today by calling (08) 9324 7450.