Applying for Residential Aged Care – Permanent or Respite

If you wish to submit an application for permanent placement or respite care at Karingal Seymour, we require the following information:

Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)

All prospective residents (permanent and respite) are required to have a valid Aged Care Assessment (funded by the Government). An Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) will visit you in your place of residence and assess the care needs you require. You will receive a copy of the ACAT Assessment once the home visit has taken place. This correspondence contains reference codes that are to specific to the levels of care you are entitled to and we will require a copy of these codes with your application.

To arrange for an ACAT visit, contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or apply online at


Karingal Seymour Application Form

Please complete the Application for Residential Care form in your information pack. You can download these forms here:

Application for Respite Care or Permanent Entry 2022

Income and Asset Assessment 2022 (this is our own indicative assessment tool)


Combined Income and Assets Assessment Form

The Combined Income and Assessment Form is also included in the information pack. You can download the form applicable to your own circumstances here:

Centrelink SA 457

Centrelink SA 485

You will receive advice from Services Australia or Department of Veterans Affairs regarding fees applicable. Please forward us a copy of this advice to us.


Power of Attorney – FInancial and Medical

If you hold an Enduring Power of Attorney and/or a Medical Power of Attorney, please include these with your application.