An ACAT (Aged Care Assessment Team) assessment is carried out by a government-recognised doctor, nurse, social worker, or other healthcare professional, to determine if you are eligible to receive government-subsidised aged-care services.
The assessment can help identify the right type of care services to help you stay at home. It also determines your eligibility for care in an aged-care home.
The outcome is an Aged Care Client Record (ACCR), which is the form used to maintain a record of your assessment and is held by the appropriate government department. The information is gathered to help work out how much and what type of help you need.