Service Contact Details
Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) Ballarat
Phone Number: 5320 3740
Fax: 5320 3660
Service Description / Overview
To assess older people in order to help them and their carers make informed decisions regarding their individual care needs.
In consultation with the aged person's doctor, arrange hospital admission or other treatment/rehabilitation as necessary including nursing home or hostel placement.
In consultation with other health, welfare, voluntary and local council agencies, arrange for the provision of services and assistance to enable older people to continue to live in their own homes.
An assessment usually occurs at the person's home or other residence/hospital. A friend or relative is welcome to attend the assessment.
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Frail, aged and people with disabilities. Referral by client, family, carers or agency. A written referral by GP required prior to assessment.