Assessment and fees
Prior to admission we will undertake an informal assessment to determine whether your care needs can be met.
Aged Care Assessment Services (ACAS)
Eventide Homes is a not-for-profit government funded facility, so if you are interested in living in our assisted residential care, you will need to first undergo an assessment by Aged Care Assessment Services (ACAS). This will determine if you are eligible to receive Australian Government support for residential aged care. We are only able to offer a place to residents if we assess that individual care needs can be met by the services offered at our facility.
Your health provider or social worker can refer you to an ACAS assessor, or you can locate a local assessor directly at www.health.gov.au.
Eventide Homes’ assessment
If you are eligible for Australian Government Support for respite or permanent residential care, and a place becomes available at Eventide Homes, you will then undergo our own assessment process to identify your specific care needs. Care is tailored according to specific needs. We’ll look carefully at health and nutrition, personal care needs, medical care and general lifestyle and social expectations.
While the Australian Government provides some funding to residential aged care homes to assist with the costs associated with providing care, most residents are required to pay a number of fees and charges. This depends on your income and assets, and hardship provisions are available.