Aged care glossary

The Trilogy Care aged care glossary is designed to help you understand the terminology used in aged care.

Whether your a care recipient, a family member or an aged care professional, this glossary aims to support your understanding of the sector. 

Victorian equivalent of ACAT

Multi-disciplinary teams who assess the needs of older people and make recommendations for government-funded Home Care Package support. 

An annual, non-taxable payment to cover some of the cost of products that help with the management of incontinence.

A way of delivering care that gives individuals choice and flexibility.

Entry-level support for older people who need some help to stay at home. 

The government contribution to the cost of your room in an aged care facility. The amount is determined by Services Australia based on a means assessment. 

The full amount of your aged care room costs, when paid by yourself on a rental basis. Not refundable. 

A fixed amount sum allocated by the Australian Government to provide services to an older person which will enable them to continue to live independently. Paid via subsidy, based on a need and means assessment. 

The amount you can be asked to pay towards residential aged care or your Home Care Package, based on a means assessment. 

Method used to test the cognitive impairment of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander care recipients living in a rural or remote area. 

The Australian Government organisation responsible for helping you find and access the right government-funded aged care services. 

A network of independent non-profit organisations giving a voice to older people at every stage of their aged care experience. 

Methods used to test the cognitive impairment of care recipients. 

Government help with the cost of your room in an aged care facility. 

Te cost of your room in an aged care facility, when paid in full and upfront. This will be refunded, minus any draw-down, when you leave the facility. 

Conduct face-to-face home support assessments to facilitate access to aged care services and community-based supports. 

Method used to test the cognitive impairment of care recipients from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.