Three steps to get ready to move into Baptcare Wattle Grove Community

Three steps to get ready to move into Baptcare Wattle Grove Community

If you or someone you care for is interested in applying for a place at Baptcare Wattle Grove Community, we recommend that you start completing the following steps now, as this process can take some time.

If you need help understanding this process and applying for government funding, call 13 BAPTCARE (13 22 78) and our friendly team will guide you through the process.

1. Get an aged care assessment
To find out if you are eligible to move into an aged care home you’ll need to meet with a member of the Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) for an assessment. An ACAS team member will arrange a time to visit you to discuss how you are managing day-to-day and your care needs. To organise an ACAS assessment visit MYAGEDCARE or call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422. Or, call 13 BAPTCARE (13 22 78) and our friendly team can help you to organise this. 

We will ask for your ACAS assessment referral code number and/or a copy of your support plan as part of your application for a place at a Baptcare residential aged care site.

2. Get an income and asset assessment test
To determine the amount and type of Government funding available for your care, you’ll need to complete an income and asset assessment test. For more information about aged care funding and costs, visit

Baptcare Wattle Grove Community has some concessional places available, meaning there are places available for DHHS Public and Community Housing clients and other government supported clients.

3. Do you need an authorised representative to act on your behalf?
If you need help managing your affairs you can choose to give someone you know and trust the power to make decisions for you, also known as a Power of Attorney. This will allow the person to manage your affairs when you do not want to, or are no longer able to. To organise a representative, call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or complete the Appointment of a representative form.

Once you have completed these steps, you can let our friendly team know and we will post you out a Baptcare application form.

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Baptcare Victoria and Tasmania has joined the National Redress Scheme to provide acknowledgement and support to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse. The Scheme was created in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, which estimated that 60,000 people experienced institutional child sexual abuse in Australia. Redress is an alternative to seeking compensation through the courts and can provide people with access to: counselling;a payment; anda direct personal response from the institution (for example an apology) for people who want it.The Scheme started on 1 July 2018 and will run for 10 years. Baptcare has now joined the Scheme, which means that if there are people who were abused in the care of Baptcare, they can apply to the Scheme for redress. Baptcare also represents the following defunct institutions: Abercare (Price Street, Essendon), Abercare (Buckley Street, Essendon), Abercare (Niddrie), Abercare (Keilor), Abercare (Moonee Ponds), Westside Children’s Home, Heathmont Family Group Home, Boronia Family Group Home, Baptist Social Services, Baptist Community Care Ltd. We believe it is vitally important to endorse and join this Scheme, supporting people who have experienced abuse. People can apply now using an online or paper form. Free and confidential Redress Support Services are available throughout the process. For more information, visit or call the National Redress Scheme line on 1800 737 377. -ENDS- About BaptcareBaptcare is a purpose driven organisation focused on delivering the best of care to people of all ages, cultures, beliefs and circumstances. Through our social enterprise model, we deliver better outcomes for more than 13,000 people in our community, combining the best commercial practice with a social a heart. Baptcare has more than 3,000 dedicated staff across Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia to deliver the best of care to people in Residential Aged Care, Retirement Living, In Home Care, Family and Children Services, Affordable Housing and Disability