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Eligibility- who is residential aged care for?

Who is residential aged care for?

Residential aged care is for Australians aged 65 and older who can no longer live independently at home. The Australian Government funds residential aged care to make it more affordable and accessible.

What is are the criteria for residential care?

Eligibility is based on need, determined through a face-to-faceassessment meeting with the government’s Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS).

You must be unable to live independently at home and can be either:

  • an older person, 65 years or older; or.
  • a younger person with a disability, dementia or other special care needs not met through other specialist services. Not all aged care facilities provide care for people aged under 65 years, they must be registered as an NDIS provider.