If you're relatively healthy and active and you think you just need a little help with
the cleaning or perhaps a run to the shops, then you should start by having a
. In Government speak this is called a
Regional Assessment Service Assessment.
It is less a formal assessment and allows you to access Commonwealth
Home Support Programme (CHSP) for some of these simple things to give you
a helping hand.
You can register for a RAS assessment at My Aged Care.
If you think you need some help that is a little more structured or formal, like help
with medication as well as other more basic help then you will need to start with
an ACAT Assessment from an Aged Care Assessment Team.
(In Victoria this is called ACAS)
Once you've had this assessment and have been recommended for a Home Care
Package you will join the Government waitlist to be assigned a package.
It's called the Home Care National Prioritisation Queue.