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Aged Care Assessment Team members would visit you in your home or in hospital to talk with you about what services you may need and what is available in your area and complete your ACAT assessment.
ACCR (Aged Care Client Record) is the form used to maintain a record of a client’s assessment and approval for submission to Medicare Australia as required under the Aged Care Act 1997. It is important to record information correctly in the ACCR as this helps to ensure that the ACAT is operating within the legal framework of the Aged Care Act 1997 and that the client has access to appropriate aged care services.
The DAP is calculated as a daily cost that is charged monthly if the RAD has not been paid in full. The DAP is calculated as a percentage of the remaining RAD.
A power of attorney (POA) or letter of attorney is a written authorization to represent or act on another’s behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. The person authorizing the other to act is the principal, grantor, or donor (of the power), and the one authorized to act is the agent, donee, or attorney or, in some common law jurisdictions, the attorney-in-fact. Formerly, a power referred to an instrument under seal while a letter was an instrument under hand, but today both are under hand (i.e., signed by the donor), and therefore there is no difference between the two.
With respect to resident fees and charges, the MPIR is used to calculate the Daily Accommodation Payment.
This is a lump sum payment for accommodation in an aged care home and is fully refundable when you leave the Facility. This is the price of a room, in lump sum form, that residents have agreed to pay with the provider. Residents can pay the RAD in full or they can pay via a combination of a smaller RAD and a Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP).

All rooms have their own RAD that can be found or My Aged Care website.

The Transition Care Program aims to help you improve your independence and confidence after a hospital stay. It provides a package of services including low intensity therapy and personal and/or nursing care as part of an ongoing but slower recovery process. This means that you and your family or carer have time to consider your long-term care arrangements, which may include returning home with community support or accessing the level of care provided by an aged care home.