Aged Care Assessment Services (ACAS)

Aged Care Assessment Services (ACAS) are independent teams who assist frail older people and their carers identify what kind of care will best meet their needs.

Assessment teams are multi-disciplinary and can include health professionals such as medical officers, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.

They conduct comprehensive medically based assessments for those needing community services or aged care residential services. They assess for all restorative and potential care options.

For an older person to access Commonwealth funded residential care, residential respite, Community Aged Care Packages (CACPs), Extended Aged Care in Home (EACH) packages or flexible care, they must first be assessed as eligible by an ACAS.

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