I just want one specific service. Do I need to have an assessment?
If you would like to access government-funded services, you do need a face-to-face assessment. The costs of the services approved by the assessor are subsidised to make the help you need more affordable.
If you don’t want to take part in an assessment, you may prefer to use a private aged care provider. These services are not subsidised, so you will have to pay the full cost of your care.
* Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, most aged care assessments are being undertaken over the phone or by video.