June 26, 2012

Assessment for Admission into Aged Care Facilities
All new residents into aged care facilities must be first assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Services (ACAS). 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, Home Care Packages (HCPs), Extended Aged Care in Home (EACH) packages or flexible care, they must first be assessed as eligible by ACAS at the appropriate level - high or low care.

Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) - South West

Contact details
C/- Lyndoch Living
Phone: (03) 5561 9351
Fax: (03) 5561 9355

Operating Hours:
8.30am – 5.00pm, Monday - Friday

Other services are listed on the Department of Social Services - My Aged Care:

Further information about the admission process can be discussed with the Aged Care Placement Coordinator.