Caulfield Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) is part of the National Aged Care Assessment Program (ACAP) and is supported by Caulfield Hospital (Alfred Health). The ACAS are a multidisciplinary team who conduct independent comprehensive assessments to aged persons and some younger persons with a disability, and determines the eligibility for a range of Australian Government subsidised services.
Clinical service overview
We are a free service conducting comprehensive assessments for people who need to access community or residential aged care services.
The assessment takes place in the person’s home setting or in the hospital and includes:
- Assessing eligibility to access commonwealth funded services including:
- Residential aged care
- Residential respite care
- Transition care program
- Short-term restorative care
- Home care packages
- Involving clients, their carers and service providers in the assessment and care planning process
- Arranging Interpreters to assist in the assessment process if required
- Providing information, referrals and liaising with other aged care services
Refer your patient
How to access this service
We provide an assessment service for people who live in the local government areas of Glen Eira, Port Phillip or Stonnington who meet the following eligibility requirements:
- People aged 65 and over or 50 years and over for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people
- People under 65 are required to contact My Aged Care who will direct the client to either the National Disability Insurance Scheme (if current participant) or to Ability First Australia Systems Coordinator Program
- Clients must consent to an assessment
- Clients must be medically stable
Referrals can be made by clients, family, carers, case managers and General Practitioners (GPs).
Referrals are made directly to My Aged Care: