Every application to move in to Leigh Place is carefully considered to ensure fairness and to prioritise those with the greatest need. Our allocation process helps us to make decisions that are in the best interest of everyone. We will meet to discuss your particular requirements and explain the eligibility criteria.
GUIDE TO ADMISSION
- There are two levels of eligibility assessment for aged-care accommodation at Leigh Place. The first is made in your home and is conducted by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT), using Commonwealth guidelines.
- For the second assessment, Leigh Place will discuss your eligibility with you. We give preference to those who are local residents and who have the greatest need. More than half of our accommodation is allocated to people with limited financial resources.
- Once eligibility has been determined, we will recommend which form of accommodation we believe to be the best living solution for you or your family member. We will then work closely with you and your family to prepare you for residency and ensure that the transition to living at Leigh Place is as smooth and stress-free as possible.
HOW TO APPLY FOR AN ACAT
Your doctor or social worker can arrange this for you, but if you’re doing it yourself, the simplest way to apply is online at myagedcare.gov.au. It’s just a matter of following the links to complete each of three steps, and takes 15 to 20 minutes.
The form you will complete is used to apply for a variety of care and support: help at home, short-term care and residential aged-care. A member of the family or a friend help to do this for you, or you can nominate someone as your representative to complete the application.
THE ONLINE APPLICATION IN THREE PARTS:
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?
Your eligibility is based on your needs, so you will be asked a few questions about your situation, such as whether you need assistance with everyday tasks. Any help you have or might require – as well as more specific questions.
You will need your Medicare card for this part. This is where you’ll provide some information about yourself. If someone other than you is answering the questions, they’ll need to supply some information about themselves, too.
ARRANGE AN ASSESSMENT
Finally, you will be asked to provide contact details of the person whom the assessor will be in touch with to arrange your face-to-face assessment at home, in hospital or wherever you’re staying at the time of your assessment.
The assessment will be your ‘roadmap’ for the services you’re eligible for.
Included in this will be all the information you need about the relevant services available in your local area.