Regional Assessment Service: North Metro
Independent Living Assessment (ILA) provides the Regional Assessment Service (RAS) in partnership with Indigo in the Perth north metropolitan area.
The RAS supports older Australians wishing to access the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).
The CHSP is Australia’s national funding program to help older people stay independent and in their homes and communities.
To receive CHSP funding, you need to:
- register with My Aged Care
- have a RAS assessment.
Our RAS assessors visit new and existing customers in their own home.
The aim of the assessment is to help identify customers' and carers' needs for support, and their goals for greater independence and wellbeing.
Customer and carer needs may include assistive technology, therapeutic interventions, community care services and support from other organisations.
How to register with My Aged Care
To register, call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422. Have your Medicare card ready and allow at least 10 minutes to go through the questions they will ask.
If you are a carer or family member helping someone else with My Aged Care, you will need their consent to speak on their behalf. See My Aged Care Portal – Talking to My Aged Care for someone.
My Aged Care will refer you for a home support assessment with a RAS if you need low level support to stay independent in your home.
If you have more complex needs, they will refer you for a different type of assessment with an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT).
Once My Aged Care refer you for a RAS assessment, we will contact you to make an appointment for this.