Aged Care Assessment Team – team of medical professionals (Registered Nurse, Social Worker, and Physiotherapist) who come and see aged people either in their home or in hospital to provide approval for aged care: Residential, In Home care package or both
Aged Care Client Record – the result from the ACAT will stipulate the level of care the client is assessed as requiring
Aged Care Funding Instrument – this assessment is done in the aged care home to assess the level of funding each resident is entitled to receive for their care. This comprehensive assessment is completed by the care staff of the home and does not impact on the amount of fees a person pays
Ageing in Place
If a home offers this classification, a person moving into low care can then stay in the same room and at the same home even if their care needs become higher
A requirement needed prior to being able to lodge an application at an aged care home. A 27 page document that details all assets and determines the fees that will be payable to the home. It is sent into either Centrelink or Department of Veterans Affairs depending upon where the pension is received from. It is not compulsory; however, if not completed the highest fees applicable will be paid to the home
This is set by the individual home and is based upon a person’s assets. A bond could range upwards of $100,000. This bond is paid on admission to the home. The home retains an amount each month for 5 years and retains all of the interest earned. Upon leaving the home, the remaining amount is paid back to either the resident or their estate.
Community Aged Care Packages – if assessed by the aged care assessment team as suitable for a CACPS, a person may receive up to 5 hours of care a week in their home
Daily Care fee
The Daily care fee is set at 84% of a standard single pension and adjusted with any change in pension amounts. This fee is paid by all residents of aged care homes and pays for the care needs, meals, etc
Extended Aged Care at Home – if assessed by the aged care assessment team for an EACH package a person may receive approximately 10 hrs of care a week in their home
Extra Service Fee
A fee paid to an aged care home to receive “Silver service”. This entitles a resident to an array of extras, eg: a larger room with ensuite, variety in meals and beverages, etc
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender or Inter Sex – This is a minority in the aged care market that deserve more care, respect and attention.
If assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team as requiring high care, a person is eligible to access care in a high care home. People in high care tend to require significant assistance, from care staff of the home, in daily activities such as showering, assistance with mobility, etc
Income tested fee
An extra fee paid to an aged care home if a person receives any form of income. This is calculated from the result of the Asset Assessment and is a non-negotiable fee set by the Government
Indigenous Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender or Inter Sex - This is a minority in the aged care market that deserve more care, respect and attention.
If assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team as requiring low care, a person can access care in a low care home. Low care tend to be people who can still care from themself with some assistance from staff in the home.
Is the abbreviation for Registered Nurse.
If there are any other terms you come across that are unfamiliar please contact us.