Admission to BlueWave Living

The process of applying for admission to BlueWave Living is designed to be as simple as possible. However placement will depend on room availability and care needs.

For any applicants who BlueWave Living is unable to immediately accommodate, the organisation happily keeps the applicants information on file, for adding to the accommodation waiting list.
For people interested in taking a tour of BlueWave Living, orientations are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month  at 10am. For more information on facility orientations please contact us.  To discuss financial details, including charges, please contact the office to make an appointment.
To be eligible for admission to BlueWave Living applicants must:
  1. Be assessed or in the process of being assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)
  2. Have completed and/or submitted a Permanent Residential Aged Care Request for a Combined Assets and Income Assessment to your pension provider  (either Centrelink or Department of Veterans’ Affairs).
If you wish to apply for residential care at BlueWave Living you need to provide a copy of the following documentation:
  1. An up to date Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) assessment
  2. A complete admission application form. Please click here to download a copy of the BlueWave Living admission form.
  3. The letter sent back to you from Centrelink or DVA outlining your income and assets and residential aged care fees.  This letter can be obtained by completing the Assets Assessment Application Form and sending to your pension provider.
Please note that a referral to the Aged Care Assessment Team is usually made through your GP or hospital Social Worker.
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The National Aged Care Advocacy Program

The National Aged Care Advocacy Program (NACAP) is funded by the Australian Government under the Aged Care Act 1997. It provides free, independent and confidential advocacy support and information to older people (and their representatives) receiving, or seeking to receive, Australian Government funded aged care services.

Advocacy services ensure that the rights of consumers are supported, and that they are empowered to make informed decisions about their care.

From 1 July 2017, the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) has been engaged to deliver the NACAP as a single national provider. OPAN delivers NACAP through its network of nine service delivery organisations across Australia. Each provides a nationally consistent model of independent advocacy, information and education focused on the rights of older Australians in need of care.

To speak to an advocate, call the National Aged Care Advocacy line on 1800 700 600 (free call) or visit the OPAN website

Admission Assessments

To be eligible for admission to BlueWave Living you must first be assessed by your local Aged Care Assessment Team (ACATs).
Your doctor or local hospital can refer you to an ACAT. The ACAT is usually based at a hospital or community centre and may include a doctor, nurse, social worker, physiotherapist or occupational therapist.
ACATs can help you decide which level of care you need. Assessments are a consultation between you and social workers who can then advise whether you are capable of living independently or require the support through an aged care facility such as BlueWave Living.
The Aged Care Assessment Team for the Central Coast can be contacted on 02 4304 0700.