Prior to entering Australian Government subsidised residential care, a person must first be approved as a care recipient for permanent residential aged care.

In order to determine a person's eligibility and care needs, an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) assessment must be undertaken. This is initiated through your GP, or directly through My Aged Care. My Aged Care can be contacted via telephone #1800 200 422, or through the website https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/eligibility-and-assessment/acat-assessments. Please ensure you request approval for permanent residential care by ticking the appropriate box.

After the assessment, the ACAT assessment team will write to you to let you know the outcome of your assessment. The letter will specify the services you are approved to receive, as well as the reasons why. You will also receive other information on your assessment, including a referral code. You should keep a copy of these documents as it will make it easier for service providers to confirm that you are eligible to receive government-subsidised aged care services.

An application for placement at Geegeelup Aged Care Facility can be made prior to having the assessment. Your name will be added to the facility waiting list, pending the assessment. Please click on link below to access a copy of our application form.

https://www.geegeelup.com.au/storage/Public_Documents/Resident_Application_Form_-_Aged_Care_Facility.pdf

Geegeelup Aged Care Facility management encourages care recipients to have an Enduring Power of Attorney and Guardian in place prior to entry to the facility.