Aged Care Glossary
An ACAT assessment is an assessment of your care needs which is carried out by one or more members of your local Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). ACAT members would visit you in your home or in hospital to talk with you about what services you may need and what is available in your area.
Read more: About being assessed
On entering permanent residential aged care, you may be asked to make an accommodation payment (either an accommodation bond or an accommodation charge) if you have sufficient assets. Only aged care homes that are certified can charge accommodation payments. Service providers are required to keep a number of places for people who cannot be asked for an accommodation payment.
Read more: About accommodation payments