Aged Care Assessment Team
ACATs are health professionals who carry out in person assessments of older people who have aged care needs. ACATs can approve older people to access residential aged care or government funded Home Care programs. Booking an assessment with an ACAT is your first step towards securing the care you need. These can be booked at My Aged Care.
Additional service fee
Some residential aged care facilities charge an additional service fee for agreed to additional services. Lulworth House is an additional service facility and therefore this fee is charged to all residents.
Allied health support
Allied health support services assist you with a range of health conditions and include physiotherapy, speech pathology, occupational therapy, dietitian and podiatry, all available here at St Luke’s Care.
Basic daily fee
Your basic daily fee is a contribution towards your daily living costs such as meals, power and laundry. It is part of the fee package you will be required to pay if you move into residential aged care, such as Lulworth House.
Care fees and charges
Some residents may be required to pay different care fees and charges for residential aged care, depending on their income and assets.
Daily Accommodation Contribution (DAC)
The DAC is the equivalent daily contribution for accommodation costs in an Australian Government-subsidised aged care home. This payment is made on a regular basis, a month in advance, and is non-refundable. It is similar to paying rent.
Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)
The DAP is the equivalent daily payment for accommodation costs in an Australian Government-subsidised aged care home. This payment is made on a regular basis, a month in advance, and is non-refundable. It is similar to paying rent.
Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Services
These services can help you if you are caring for a loved one living with dementia. A dementia consultant can give you the tools to support you to manage the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia such as aggression and wandering. They can also provide advice, assessment, case management and support to carers. If you would like more information or advice on caring for a loved one with dementia, please contact our dementia consultant, Michelle Beaumont.
Extra service facility
This refers to residential aged care facilities which provide a higher standard of accommodation, food and entertainment. Lulworth House is an extra service facility
Home Care is where personal care assistants provide care to you within your home. This could be assisting with meals, domestic assistance, laundry, physiotherapy, podiatry, personal care, nursing, transport and community access or providing respite for you as a primary carer.
Home Care Packages
There are four levels of home care packages designed to provide the care needed:
- Level 1 supports people with basic-care needs
- Level 2 supports people with low-level care needs
- Level 3 supports people with intermediate-care needs
- Level 4 supports people with high-level care needs
Income-tested care fee for Home Care Packages
People on incomes higher than the Age Pension may be asked to contribute towards the cost of their Home Care Package. The Department of Human Services will work out if you are required to pay this fee, and how much, based on an income assessment.
Refundable Accommodation Contribution (RAC)
The RAC is a lump-sum contribution for accommodation costs in an Australian Government-subsidised aged care home. This lump sum will be refunded to you or your estate when you leave the aged care home.
Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)
he RAD is a lump-sum payment for accommodation costs in an Australian Government-subsidised aged care home. This lump sum will be refunded to you or your estate when you leave the aged care home.
Residential aged care
Residential aged care is for older people who can no longer live independently at home. At St Luke’s Care, our residential aged care home is called Lulworth House. The team at Lulworth House provide 24/7 clinical care, meals, activities and all other services to meet your needs while you live with us.
Respite care is temporary care for your loved one, either planned or in an emergency situation. This can be provided for you by Lulworth House, St Luke’s Care’s residential aged care home.
Understanding the language of aged care