Calculating Aged Care cost - which forms do I need? Completing a means assessment isn’t mandatory. But if you don’t, you may be asked to pay the maximum income tested care fee for Home Care, or the maximum means tested care fee and the agreed room price for Residential Care.
Home Care Packages provide care and support to assist older people who want to stay in their own home. To be eligible to receive a Home Care Package, a person must be assessed and approved by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). ACAT assessments determine eligibility for Government Funded Care Services. An ACAT assessment remain valid indefinitely unless the approval was granted for a specific time period.