ACAT Aged Care Assessment Test

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ACAT Aged Care Assessment Test

If you are considering getting some help at home or moving into an aged care home, you may need an assessment by an Aged Care Assessment Team to talk to you about your current situation and work out if you are eligible to receive government-subsidised aged care services.

At Aveo, we believe that we can combine the best of both worlds in our Serviced Apartment villages across Australia. In an Aveo Serviced Apartment, you will have access to all the care and services you need as well as enjoy all the other benefits of life in an Aveo village without the financial constraints that come with living in an aged care facility. By choosing an Aveo Serviced Apartment there is no need for means testing or thresholds, accommodation deposit, co-payments or pension payments.

Home Care, Aged Care and Serviced Apartment Comparison

  Aveo Serviced Apartment Home Care Aged Care Facility
No Aged Care Assessment Test (ACAT) required Yes No No
No accommodation bond Yes No Yes
No basic daily care fee Yes No No
No additional means-tested fee Yes No Yes
Weekly service fee Yes No No
Additional care services fee (optional) Yes Yes Yes

A studio, one or two bedroom apartment offering daily meals, cleaning and linen service plus the choice of individual care, is an ideal alternative to in-home care and aged care facilities that promotes independence and offers security, socialisation and 24-hour assistance.  Aveo also has health and wellbeing partners across Australia who can offer personalised, tailored care packages which include services such as medication management, wound care, domestic assistance, personal care, and more.

  Home Care Aged Care Facility Aveo Serviced Apartment
Assistance Scheduled visits from care provider as required and no immediate response care. Off-site emergency response system can be provided. High level 24-hour on-site care. 24-hour assistance and emergency response system .
Financial ACAT/means tested for government funding, and client contributions ACAT/means tested for government funding and resident contributions. No means testing, no bonds and affordable entry prices.
Services Meals (prepared offsite), cleaning and linen services, home maintenance, gardening, help with shopping etc. Meals (often prepared offsite), cleaning and linen services, building maintenance and gardening. Meals (prepared onsite), cleaning and linen services, building maintenance and gardening.
Care Tailored in-home care packages organised by you. Highest level of care suitable for dementia patients, palliative care etc. Personalised, tailored in-home care packages organised through our health and wellbeing partners.
Socialisation Social isolation. Social interaction and participation in activities is encouraged but many residents are not able to participate as opportunities are limited. A social, active retirement in a welcoming, accepting, friendly environment.
Privacy & Security A high level of privacy but a significant lack of security. Lack of privacy due to the high level of care and assistance provided. The privacy and security of living in your own residence within a secure community.

About Aveo Retirement Villages: As Australia’s leading provider of senior living options, Aveo has been developing, operating and managing retirement communities for over 25 years. Our commitment to individual care goes way beyond the quality of living options we offer. We are redefining retirement for all Australians throughout our 89 communities; through our people and our services. This is our unwavering promise to every resident and their families. Ensuring the quality lifestyle they buy into today, will stay that way.

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