Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)

Grafton Community Health Aruma – Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)

The ACAT (Aged Care Assessment Team) ensures a comprehensive assessment with the client which includes an evaluation of the client’s restorative, physical, medical, psychological, cultural and social dimensions of care. It is distinguished from a comprehensive aged care clinical assessment by the fact that it is governed by the Aged Care Act 1997 and Principles and guided by the Aged Care Assessment and Approval Guidelines published by the Department of Health and Ageing 2006. Its purpose is to determine eligibility for a range of Australian Government subsidised aged care services. ACAT provides approval for Residential Aged Care – Low Care (Hostel) and High Care (Nursing Home). Residential Respite Care – (Low and High Care). Transitional Aged Care Packages, Community Aged Care Packages – CAPS, Extended Aged Care Packages – EACH and EACH Dementia Packages. These packages are only for clients who have complex care needs and require a case management model of service.

    8.00am – 4.30pm (Mon-Fri)
  • To be eligible for an ACAT assessment the client and carer/family must both agree to have an assessment completed.
  • The target group are those people 70 years of age and over who have aged related problems and complex care needs.
(02) 6641 8200 (02) 6641 8200

Location of Service

Grafton Community Nursing Aruma, 175 Queen Street, Grafton, 2460