Residential Aged Care - Admission Assistance
The need for residential aged care accommodation can often come at a time where
a place is required urgently. Searching for a suitable place and gathering all the
information can be overwhelming.
We hope the following information will help and guide you through that process.
Residential Age Care Admission Process
- The ACAT Form
It is necessary that you have a current ACAT (Aged Care Assessment Team)
assessment done ready for your admission to residential aged care.
This assessment determines the level of care you require - high care, low care or
dementia specific accommodation.
Your own doctor can arrange an ACAT assessment for you. Alternatively, you can
contact the social worker at the ACAT team. They will then make an appointment to
visit you either at home, or in hospital, to conduct the assessment.
- Assets Declaration Form
At the time of your ACAT assessment, you will be given the Assets Declaration
Form. It needs to be completed and sent to either Centrelink or Veterans’ Affairs.
- Application to Wattle Hill Care
The application needs to be completed for your name to be entered onto the Waiting
List. You can download this form here, or obtain a copy from our office.
Once completed and returned, we encourage you to make an appointment to speak
to us about your care needs, and to discuss your individual financial situation and
- Your Medical Care
It will be necessary for you to contact your local doctor to establish whether he/she
will continue your care whilst you are at Wattle Hill Care.
However, if your GP is unable to continue your medical care, our clinical staff will be
happy to assist you with selecting a new GP. This is important, as your medication
charts need to be available to us upon your admission, to ensure we can seamlessly
continue your care and/or review your current medication.
- Admission to Wattle Hill Care
When you are offered and have accepted a placement for care here at Wattle Hill,
you will meet with our Facility Manager to discuss all the aspects of admission, the
date and financial arrangements of your entry. Upon your arrival for admission our
registered nurse will meet with you and show you to your room. Our dedicated staff
will be on hand to help you feel at home and settle in.