Care recipients need at least 2 assessments to work out their government home care package.
- An Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) assessment to learn the care recipient’s needs, and recommends and approves suitable services. For example Home Care level 1, level 2, level 3 or level 4.
- An Aged Care Calculation of your cost of care (SA486) form works out how much the recipient will pay for aged care services.
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